In general, springtime is the most expensive time of the year to buy a sailboat because it is the beginning of the sailing season. We scoured Craigslist and found 6 boats from 32-foot to 35-foot LOA that are under $7,000. They will need some work.
Brooklin Brothers 35 – $2400 (Middle River, MD 21220)
This Brooklin Brothers 35 sailboat is ready to go. She needs a new coat of paint on the bottom. The sailboat comes with a one-year boat slip in the Middle River.
The Brooklin Brothers 35 seems to be a great deal if it’s not dry rotted throughout. You will notice the sail drive on the aft of the ship. I don’t know if the engine is working or even what kind it is. However if it were me, I would put in an electric engine. A sail drive with an electric engine can be used to generate electricity while sailing. Plus electric engines are as quite as the wind.
1974 Columbia 32 – $2500 (Marina Del Rey, CA 90292)
This Colombia 32 looks good but beware of sailboats with carpeted flooring.
The engine in this 1974 Columbia 32 is non-operational and the bottom has no paint. It comes with 47-inch tv, a working head, fridge, 2 spinnaker poles. Needs new plexiglass windows. Insurance is good through summer and registration is good through 2021. Slip is not transferable but Marina has open slips. The second month free.
1983 Watkins 32 – $5999 (San Diego, CA 92147)
Have some free time on your hands? Want to get away from everything? This sailboat is turn-key ready-to-go now for offshore isolation! Bring a total of 6 passengers on your great escape and each will have a bed. Deep cycle batteries are charged, diesel and water tanks are full. First come first serve.
1983 Watkins 32 located at the Point Loma Naval Base Marina just west of Harbor Island. Perfect for trips around the inland waters with a forgiving 4′ shoal draft keel, but built heavily enough to be confident during off-shore cruises.
She comes with everything you’d expect and need to take her offshore. She is in great shape and feels sturdier than other boats we have sailed given her heavy all fiberglass construction.
In addition to the baseline technical specs listed below, she has had a recently overhauled:
- Yannar 3GMD
- Replaced transmission cables
- Passed USCG safety inspection May 2019
- Harkin Roller Furling headsail
- 120% genoa
- Built-in DC refrigerator
- Raymarine autopilot
- Offshore VHF and antenna
- Humminbird GPS navigation/plotter integrated with depth finder
- Separate Humminbird depth finder
- 35 lb CQR anchor
- Large back-up Danforth anchor
- New fuel tank
- Replaced chainplates for standing rigging
- New fuel filter
- Bathroom (head) paneling replacement
- A new water lock system
- Large integrated icebox
- Pressurized alcohol stove/oven
- Hot water heater
- Inverter to keep you charged on shore-power
- New starboard porthole
- Many other minor improvements.
What does this boat need? Deck sanding and paint job and below-decks woodwork. Overall this is a great boat ready to go today.
1972 Caribbean 35 – $7000 (Chula Vista, CA 91910)
A beautiful and rare 1972 Caribbean 35 (Chris-Craft) sailboat. She is in need of a new engine (Perkins 4108). Replacement price will range anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000.
CAL 34 – $5000 (Freeport, NY 11520)
This CAL 34, the sailboat comes with decent sails and a 30hp Yanmar engine with very little hrs on it. The previous owner had this engine installed brand new (have documentation). He sailed the LI sound only, the engine runs great. The boat is located in Freeport NY in the water and ready to go. Asking $5000 or best offer.
Columbia 33 – $3500 (Henderson, NV 89074)
This Columbia 33 has a near new Volvo Diesel Sail drive power plant, more than 10 bags of sails, spinnaker gear, pedestal wheel steering, rod rigging, the boat needs some work, it is a great old boat and It’s a rare model only about 10 built. She’s a fast sailboat and with a little work it to could be a great boat. She needs finishing, some material included with the boat.