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Getting Prepared For The Philippines => Boats => Topic started by: Lonnie on January 06, 2010, 01:00:58 PM

Title: SAILBOATS FOR SALE ???
Post by: Lonnie on January 06, 2010, 01:00:58 PM
I will be moving to the Philippines shortly from the U.S. and am interested in sailing. I have been sailing for the past 20 years and will be in the market for a used sailboat. Can anyone steer me to any boat yards, marinas, or yacht brokers that handle sailboats in the 40 foot range. So far I have turned up very little regarding sailing or possible brokers in the Philippines. I can travel to almost anywhere in the Philippines should the boat fit my needs in order to take a look at it. I am trying to get an idea what may be out there that is available. So far, the internet has not been much help to me.

Thanks,

Lonnie  
Title: Re: SAILBOATS FOR SALE ???
Post by: uk on January 06, 2010, 01:22:11 PM
try here

http://www.sailphi.org.ph/
Title: Re: SAILBOATS FOR SALE ???
Post by: kiwiruss on January 06, 2010, 01:27:49 PM
try the following link,
http://www.pgyc.org/sail%20boats%20for%20sale.html
Subic bay has a few yachts for sale but seems to be word of mouth..try
http://www.broadwatermarine.com/ not sure how up to date there site is but they are right in Subic bay.
cheers russ
Title: Re: SAILBOATS FOR SALE ???
Post by: tom.inbigdtexas on January 06, 2010, 01:34:49 PM
I will be moving to the Philippines shortly from the U.S. and am interested in sailing. Can anyone steer me to any boat yards, marinas, or yacht brokers that handle sailboats in the 40 foot range.

Hi Lonnie,

Be patient and keep the faith, you\'ll get some answers.

Captain Ron --- Where are you??

Welcome aboard and happy sailing.

Tom in Big D

PS - Yep, one just posted while I was typing this post. ;)

Title: Re: SAILBOATS FOR SALE ???
Post by: RUFUS on January 07, 2010, 03:04:52 AM
Lonnie,
Welcome to the forum... Keep us posted on your sailing adventures...
Title: Re: SAILBOATS FOR SALE ???
Post by: GregW on January 07, 2010, 04:41:13 AM
Welcome Lonnie.

You might try some of these links about yacht clubs and boat builders I\'ve had for quite a while.  While they may not all be exactly what you\'re looking for they may be able to steer you in the right direction.

http://www.tongo-sail-inn.netfirms.com/catamaran_builder.html

http://www.boatshopmanila.com/aboutus.html

http://www.sailphi.org.ph/clubs.htm

http://www.ecochest.com/customboats/index.html

http://www.coastlinemoldings.com/

Good luck



Title: Re: SAILBOATS FOR SALE ???
Post by: c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n on January 08, 2010, 10:29:49 AM
What kind of sailboat are you looking for? Traditional keelboat? or posibly something different? The Philippines traditional paraw has been pretty much been replaced by \"stink\" boats (pardon my french) in all but the smaller sizes

My initial plan was to sell my boat in Europe and have a 60-80\' paraw built in the Philippines

That changed and boat building is on hold until finances turn around and house gets built......

I now plan on a 40\' paraw as a day/overnight boat - it\'ll be 1/5th the cost of the planned 80\', as much if not more fun to sail and 1/10th the maintenence cost


Here\'s a 30\' paraw on the beach

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eRMeIKg9aBs/R1Wl3K5cj_I/AAAAAAAAAXA/9zWVvCBvrhw/IMG_2483.JPG)
 
another sailing

(http://www.oceansource.net/boracay/images/paraw.jpg)

Video showing small paraw speeds possible
looks like a 27-28 footer
http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff56/ambulong/?action=view¤t=PIC_0509.flv (http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff56/ambulong/?action=view¤t=PIC_0509.flv)

In US/European marinas, approx 30% of the boats never leave the dock most weekends; haven\'t  spent as much time around marinas in the Philippines but appears to be MUCH higher.
One of the reasons is that traditional keel boats (and power boats) for that matter are NOT comfortable to overnight on......think back to the most humid night you ever spent on a boat.....double the discomfort - UNLESS you install a/c on the boat, useless at anchor or on mooring unless you\'re gonna install a genset to drive the a/c

I\'m sorry BUT YOU WILL STEW on a inadequately ventilated western sailboat in the Philippines

You\'ll end up with a cruiser that you can\'t cruise in and use it as a day boat