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22 foot Portager sloop sailboat

22 foot Portager sloop sailboat

Holt, Michigan

Make Portager

Category Daysailer Sailboats

Length 22.0

Posted Over 1 Month

I have owned the boat for the last 22 0+ years, and have had great times in sailing all sorts of weather on Lake Michigan. Overnighters, day sails, weekends with the family - great memories. She sails well, though not a racer. I have single handed her, and have had as many as 8 on board at a time. We've slept 2 adults and 2 kids on her at a time. No galley, and no head, though there is a camp potty stowed on board. She comes with depth gauge, compass, radio, PFDs, fire extinguisher, and more. The engine is a 6 hp, 2 cycle Yamaha long shaft that starts every time. Includes 2 fuel tanks. The trailer is tandem axle, and pulls just fine.



New York, New York

Make Pearson

Model Ensign

Length 22.5

In the words of the Ensign Association, "The Ensign is the largest class of full keel sailboats in North America, with over 2000 boats manufactured since 1962. Designed by Carl Alberg, its sustained popularity is due to very solid and durable construction, and a design that lends itself equally and admirably to comfortable family cruising, enjoyable day sailing, and close, strategic, tactical racing. As a family day sailor, the Ensign has a large, deep cockpit, with enough room to comfortably seat six to eight adults. Its full keel provides a secure, stable ride, and its three foot draft makes it perfect for the shallower waters of bays and lakes and for anchoring fairly close to a protected shore. The cabin space is more than adequate for keeping lots of gear dry, for providing immediate refuge from rainy weather, and can even sleep a couple of people... even more if they are friendly." The Ensign is also a fine racing boat, with fleets at several locations in the New York area."Azores" is in top condition. It has a mainsail, a working jib, and #1 and #2 genoas, all in top condition. The 2013 5hp Honda outboard engine is in excellent condition, with less than 25 hours of use. Included are a cockpit cover, a new marine radio; a new, unused head; a 9-foot rubber raft, never used; a wheeled cradle for winter storage, and an overboard ladder. The hull below the waterline and the woodwork were painted last winter. Although the boat lacks a spinnaker, it has all the deck hardware to mount a spinnaker. Hardware includes two coffee grinder winches, boom vang, two sets of jib sheets, a boom runner, and other hardware and lines.I bought "Azores" several years ago and find that at age 87 I can no longer easily manage it. "Azores" is moored at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club at 3076 Emmons Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11235. I will deliver it there. A payment of $500 is due within three days of agreement. the balance is due on transfer of title.

1989 J Boats J/22

1989 J Boats J/22

Gilford, New Hampshire

Make J Boats

Category Sailboats

1989 J Boats J/22 Tis J 22 is here at our showroom, on its trailer. It comes with Main Jib, and spinnaker, as well as a 2011Mercury 4/HP 4 stroke motor. This would be a great entry level day sailor, that will allow one to grow into a fun, and excellent handling sail boat.  The J-22 is the choice of one-design fleets and institutional sailing programs worldwide, because she has proven to be a great value and a favorite among juniors and adults alike. The hull and deck are unyielding Baltek-cored laminates. All the gear is first class, ensuring minimum maintenance, optimum performance and ease of handling. J-22 has a comfortable self-bailing cockpit with 7-foot long seats and room for four to six people in the cabin to escape the rain or cold.  J-22 is built for safety with buoyancy tanks and offshore hatches. Her 700-pound lead keel lowers the center of gravity, creating nearly 1,700 foot-pounds of righting moment at 90 degrees of heel. In 1995 there were 1,200 J-22s sailing in 61 active fleets in eight countries on three continents, which qualifies J-22 for IYRU International status. The J-22 Class Association promotes activities worldwide, publishing a yearbook and newsletters. For class racing, sails are restricted to main, small jib and spinnaker with total crew weight at 605 pounds. Its PHRF rating is 180 s-m.

1975 Catalina 22 Pop Top Sailboat and Trailer - Project

1975 Catalina 22 Pop Top Sailboat and Trailer - Project

Martinsville, Indiana

Make Catalina

1975 Catalina 22 Pop Top Project Sailboat and Trailer The Catalina 22 is a popular sailboat produced by Catalina Yachts. Its hull measures 21 foot 6 inches (6.55 m), which is rounded up to 22 feet (6.7 m) for use in the model's name. First produced in 1968, it is one of the longest continuously produced sailboats in the world...Over 15000! Parts, videos and know-how are abound on the net 2005 last time previous owner had boat in water. I have never had boat in the water or was able to work on her. 2005 was the last time I was inside the cabin before preparing this listing for ebay. She has been closed up for ten years and is dirty in and out. I sprayed Windex in a few areas inside and dirt just wiped off with no scrubbing. Water, at one time, intruded around the forward hatch. Has complete set of interior cushions in gold plaid pattern. Most are in surprising good condition. NO SMELLS. One has a 1.5x1.5 inch hole in fabric that isn't seen when in place. 1 or 2 have an area of cracking vinyl. In all the noted exceptions, I don't think they would be seen or stop you from sailing PREVIOUS OWNER'S DESCRIPTION: '75 Catalina 22 pop top w/trailer • fair condition - Project boat • Swing Keel • Pop top • Sail Inventory: 2 mains, Jib (Marked San Juan works w/Cat 22s) and 150 Furling I think all are usable • Scupper upgrade in transom • Ablative paint on hull and keel • Never in salt water • Needs good cleaning • I know of no problems with the swing keel • No known leaks around keel pin • Comes with 2 Rudders. Usable but not perfect • Port side blemish in the gel coat • One pop top support needs to be re-bedded • Front hatch needs the frame reinstalled and sealed • Soft spot forward of hatch • Crack in cabin threshold but does not affect anything much • Cracks and crazing in the deck gelcoat that need filling • One stanchion base needs to be re-bedded • Small dent/crack in mast near stays, like pinched on one side at the spreaders. When raising the mast, one of the stays was caught and pulled the spreader forward. See photo. A pontoon boat repair guy told me that a braze could patch for about $25 • Needs halyards but I would get all new running rigging • Replace Hatch Boards or just cut a Plywood Hatch • Standing rigging, I am no judge but it worked when last used and it has been out of the elements since. • The forestay also has a quick-release lever purchased from Catalina Direct, along with quick-release pins for quicker and easier mast- raising and lowering. Those parts are, of course, stainless steel. • Will also include a sliding galley out of a 1984 Cat 22. It slides under the cockpit starboard seating when not in use. It has a faucet, sink, water fresh water holding tank, a drawer and a place for a small portable propane stove. I was going to sell it separately on ebay. They normally go from 150-200. TRAILER • Trailer in good shape, but could use some paint• Has 10 ft extension• Has surge brake system used for two trips since it was installed• Has Buddy Bearings• New load range 'C' tires were put on in Spring of 2010. 63 Miles total mileage as boat was towed from one of our rental homes to our house in Martinsville. No cracks or aging seen.• Extra duty bunks BTW: Good used trailers for sailboats are hard to come by. Have clear titles for boat and trailer. I have described everything I know about her to the best of my ability but I am no sailor. Somethings may be better and others may be worse. She is a project boat and sold as is. This is for local Pickup in Martinsville, Indiana (Just south of Indianapolis) An immediate non-refundable PayPal deposit of $200 is required upon purchase. Balance due in CASH when picked up. No checks or money orders of any kind. Pickup within 7 business days of end of listing. This is not an auction. Will be happy to answer questions Thanks for looking and your interest

1975 Catalina 22 Pop Top Project Sailboat and Trailer

1975 Catalina 22 Pop Top Project Sailboat and Trailer

1975 Catalina 22 Pop Top Project Sailboat and Trailer The Catalina 22 is a popular sailboat produced by Catalina Yachts. Its hull measures 21 foot 6 inches (6.55 m), which is rounded up to 22 feet (6.7 m) for use in the model's name. First produced in 1968, it is one of the longest continuously produced sailboats in the world...Over 15000! Parts, videos and know-how are abound on the net 2006 last time previous owner had boat in water. I have never had boat in the water or was able to work on her. Selling because soon after buying her, a heart problem took the wind out of my sails. Thought I would sooner or later, but unfortunately I will never be able to sail her. The following is description of previous owner: '75 Catalina 22 pop top w/trailer • fair condition - Project boat • Does not include motor (One available for a separate purchase) • Swing Keel • Pop top • Has sails, usable • Scupper upgrade in transom • Ablative paint on hull and keel • Complete set of interior cushions in gold plaid pattern are in decent condition • Never in salt water • Needs good cleaning • I know of no problems with the swing keel • No known leaks around keel pin • Rudder is good, but not perfect • Port side blemish in the gel coat • One pop top support needs to be re-bedded • Front hatch needs the frame reinstalled and sealed • Small crack in cabin threshold but does not affect anything much • Some cracks and crazing in the deck gelcoat that need filling • One stanchion base needs to be re-bedded • Small dent/crack in mast near stays, like pinched on one side at the spreaders. When raising the mast, one of the stays was caught and pulled the spreader forward. It pushed into the mast, and the mast has a small crack in it of approx. one inch. A aluminum boat repair guy told me that a weld could patch for $25 • Needs halyards but I would get all new running rigging • Replace Hatch Boards or Just cut a Plywood Hatch • The forestay also has a quick-release lever purchased from Catalina Direct, along with quick-release pins for quicker and easier mast- raising and lowering. Those parts are, of course, stainless steel. TRAILER • Trailer in good shape, but could use some paint• Has 10 ft extension• Has surge brake system used for two trips since it was installed• Has Buddy Bearings• Good tread on tires• Extra duty bunks BTW: Good used trailers for sailboats are hard to come by. Have titles for boat and trailer She is a project boat and is sold as is. I will cannot entertain low balling, consider trades, or Ebayers with negative feedback. This is for local Pickup in Martinsville, Indiana, just south of Indianapolis. An immediate non-refundable PayPal deposit of $200 is required upon purchase. Balance due is to be paid within 7 business days in cash only. No checks or money orders of any kind. You may pay balance via PayPal prior to picking up the boat. This is not an auction. Will be happy to answer questions Thanks for looking

sailboat 22 foot Chrysler Pagen 1975

sailboat 22 foot Chrysler Pagen 1975

Akron, Ohio

Make Chrysler

Model Pagen

I bought this in Michigan last year with the 10 hp chysler with electric start...I brought it home and cleaned the exterior as it sat for many years...the motor and sails are in excellant condition and where alway stored inside . The interior needs cleaning and paint on the trailer and as all sailboats a good once over...the motor is guaranteed to run smoothly and I also put brand new tires and rims on with a spare if you plan on hauling it a long way (also greese bearings)needs lights but will install before you pick it up...possibly could meet you part way or deliver for fee? I had a fixed keel sailboat and hated the fact that I was stuck paying launch, dockage and storage fees and will never buy another boat I cant store and launch myself ....The draft is a little over a foot with this swing keel that makes it perfect for just about any launch at any lake. I recently became a grampa,my career is changing and Im looking to buy a house...so I have no time to sail this year and more then likely for many summers to come...Ill buy it back in 3 or 4 years from you if you decide to sell it... as it to me is the perfect boat. You will save the price of this boat in 1 year what you would pay in storage ,dockage and lift fees...My loss is your gain... more pictures to follow:

1972 MORGAN 22 sailboat - fully equipped, ready to sail, Sarasota, FL

1972 MORGAN 22 sailboat - fully equipped, ready to sail, Sarasota, FL

Sarasota, Florida

Make Morgan

Category Sloop Sailboats

1972 MORGAN 22 sailboat - fully equipped, ready to sail - MAKE AN OFFER Enjoying as an equipped live aboard - swing keel centerboard boat. Everything in good shape, ready to sail away, all required safety gear, extra anchor, 4.5hp Evinrude kicker runs fine, newly painted cabin top and deck On a mooring at Sarasota, FL. Marina Jack 1972 all fiberglass Morgan sloop - Evinrude is around 1985 - starts and runs fine ALL THE FOLLOWING IS INCLUDED: 8' dinghy KAYAK. Complete required safety gear (all up to date) Stainless burner (propane), large 8 foot bimini, canvas sunshade, plenty of dock lines, clean port-a-potty, 2 anchors and chain, water hoses. Small portable solar panel - charges a new deep cycle battery. Evinrude 4.5 starts every time - uses very little gas. 3 gal. tank PLUS 6 gal. backup tank. 2 sails - main and jib. Jib is hanked on. No blisters and bottom is cleaned regularly.

1982 Stamas 44

1982 Stamas 44

Miami Beach, Florida

Make Stamas

1982 Stamas 44, This is a Stamas 44 ketch center cockpit, designed and built by Bob Johnson, who went on to design and build Islands Packet sailboats.A/C, bow thruster, 100 hp new engine, custom woodwork in salon, 1000 hr house bank...This boat looks, and is built, like an Island Packet - a true, heavily built fiberglass bluewater boat capable of sailing around the world.The salon has a lot of headroom, and huge wrap around windows for a sailboat. The original owner took out the original windows, and had a custom steel frame installed with half inch plexiglass windows.Master aft cabin with head and dedicated shower, and v-berth with it's own head and shower. Both heads recently rebuilt. New macerator pump and thru hull. 320 gallon fresh water tank. 110 gallon diesel fuel tank. 30 gallon holding tank.98 lockers onboard. The boat has a tall freeboard, carries her 14 foot beam a long way aft, and has tonnes of storage room. Great cruiser.She's 22.5 gross tonnes, 30 000 pounds displacement, 14 beam, 5'1" draft, and fits under the ICW bridges at around 63 feet tall.She spent most of her life in Lake Ontario Canada's fresh water, and I brought her south three years ago after buying her from my parents.It's been in the family for the last 18 years, and has had over $200 000 spent on her in the last ten years upgrading and adding to her.Some upgrades include; new yanmar 100 horsepower turbo diesel ($25k), bowthruster ($17k), rack and pinion steering ($17k), new Mack headsail and mizzen sail ($12k), new feathering prop ($6500), custom interior woodwork, wood floors installed, new Atkins and Hoyle davits 750 pounds limit, avon 11'2" dinghy and 20 horsepower Honda outboard (2003), new frigoboat deep fridge/freezer, ceramic stovetop, washer/dryer, bar fridge, new raymarine autopilot with handheld remote, new hot water heater, new inverter/charger, bilge pumps, all batteries new (11), 10 year old 16500 btu air conditioner barely used until this year, new air conditioning water pump and service, new foam and upholstery, cockpit cushions, center console, windmeter, rockna anchor and chain, electrical panel and wiring for a large part of the boat, high power alternator, new bottom paint ( professionally sanded down to gel coat, two coats hard, four coats ablative ), new engine room blowers, and a honda eu2000 generator, new faucets etc etc, Needs the outside teak redone at this point, though I'll be doing that before too long, the bimini top is on its last legs, and at least needs new stitching.If you want to come see her, we could arrange for you to stay in the V-berth. We're in Miami Beach marina, in South Beach Miami Beach. We could also have a skype walk around tour of sorts beforehand. $145000

1977 Landfall Pilothouse Cutter

1977 Landfall Pilothouse Cutter

Poulsbo, Washington

Make Landfall

Model Pilothouse Cutter

1977 Landfall Pilothouse Cutter Beautiful Pilothouse Cutter,with double bow pulpit, and double lifelines with gates, and emergency tiller. 45# CQR and Danforth stern anchor.Her interior is very nice,she has lots of space and headroom. She has almost furniture grade finish wood interior. Her weather deck is finished with a military grade waterproof coating. 12 vdc & manual bilge pumps. Sail Inventory, Mainsail (with EZ jacks and boom crutch) Self-Tending Jib 90% (Club Foot) Roller Furling Genoa 110%. Winches 1 Lewmar Two speed 40, 2 Custom Yachts Ltd #22, 2 Custom Yachts Ltd#16, 3CY Ltd #16 on mast.

2012 Hunter Hunter 45 DS

2012 Hunter Hunter 45 DS

Pompano Beach, Florida

Make Hunter

Model Hunter 45 DS

2012 Hunter Hunter 45 DS,The Hunter 45 has the brightest and most open salon ever designed. Oversized deck ports draw in huge volumes of natural light to complement the rich woodwork and airy plan, and the wraparound windshield dominates the sleek and imposing exterior profile. The Glenn Henderson-designed hull is solidly constructed and shaped for lively performance and a smooth ride, even in rough sea conditions. On deck, dual helm stations deliver the ultimate in comfort, control and visibility for the captain. Hunter's stainless steel Traveler Arch, B & R rig and a unique double ended mainsheet system provide the crew with effortless sail handling. The large galley will enable you to create memorable meals from provisions held in the huge storage areas. An expanded aft stateroom features a queen size berth, large hanging locker, fresh air ports, storage galore and private access to the aft head. Forward, your guests will enjoy the Pullman style cabin with a side mounted double berth and storage for two. The open vanity is separated from the private head and shower located in the forepeak. The Hunter 45 will elevate your sailing enjoyment to a whole new level!This vessel is absolutely amazing inside and out. She is well appointed with everything you need. The layout is perfect for entertaining. The master is extremely generous with a walk-thru bath. Easy access to the steps and rear salon.Collapsible cockpit table for entertaining. Easy access dive deck with ladder. Plenty of storage in the aft for tanks or floats and other water fun gear! Very well thought out.The foot-space around her cabin and deck is very generous. Seller states: that a dodger has been added to pink poky sails. This vessel is shown by appointment only so call today to set-up one for yourself!SpecsLength Overall 442Hull Length 421Waterline Length 392Beam 146Drab Shoal 50Displacement 22,936 lb.Ballast Shoal 7,389 lbsMast Height Furling 608Sail Area Actual (Furling) 925 b sq Great Yacht Perfect Condition 190 hours on 70hp Yanmar Engine Bow Thruster Ray marine cruise control and Navigation maps Furling Mast Plenty of storage areas Two State Rooms Two Heads Well Equiped Galley with Microwave, Stove, Separate Freezer and Refrigerator Outdoor grill AVached to Railing Snorkeling Equipment Fishing Rod Fresh BoVom Painted in Nov 2013 LED Lights installed Dodgers installed in 2015 Boss Lifestyle Sterio / DVD Player Archives Dingy includes propane powered outboard engine. $259000, 7322167555

2013 J Boats J/70

2013 J Boats J/70

Corpus Christi, Texas

2013 J Boats J/70 The J/70 introduces a new dimension of fun, fast sailing in a stable, easy to own boat. A natural evolution of its J pedigree, the J/70's 22-foot long waterline with high aspect, all carbon rig and deep, lifting bulb keel provides spirited performance and stability that feels like a much larger boat. Knifing through the water upwind with confidence and ease, the J/70 has that legendary “J” feel - light, controllable with a wide-groove to sail consistently fast. With an adjustable cascading backstay, one has total control over sail shape and dynamic rig tension across the full range of conditions, making it not only easy to change gears on the J/70, but faster and safer. Off the wind, J/70 will simply light-up the crew with a smile! Set the masthead asymmetrical spinnaker off the retractable carbon bowsprit, point the J/70 where you want with its deep, high-aspect rudder and the J/70 pops up on a plane and takes off in a moderate breeze. SAILOR FRIENDLY J/70 is all about making sailing inclusive, not exclusive. With its easily driven hull, large cockpit, and manageable three sail inventory, the J/70 is perfect for three adults, two couples, or four juniors. Sailing is about friends, it’s the joy of sharing the experience with others. When your family and friends can enjoy sailing in all weather, the return on investment will be high. TRAILERABLE- EASY TRANSPORT & LAUNCHING In today’s crowded harbors, it’s not always possible or economical to own a permanent mooring, marina slip or rent space in a dry lot with crane. J/70 offers a practical solution. Launch at the local boat ramp, raise the lightweight all carbon rig, lower the lifting bulb keel, hoist the sails and off you go on a sailing adventure in less than 30 minutes. The only limitations are how far you want to drive and willingness to camp in the great outdoors. Trailerable behind a family minivan or SUV, you can go anywhere.   Turn key everything you need to race or sail: VELOCITEK ProStart Starting, Tactical Compass and Speed Instrument Standard Stainless Steel running rigging Backstay flicker Shroud locks Keel Crane Companionway cover Complete set of boat covers, top, rudder, tiller, boom, mast covers and jib Life line pads Dock lines and fenders Sails: 2013 Quantum mainsail 2013 Quantum jib 2013 Quantum spinnaker 2015 UK mainsail (used four times) 2015 UK jib (used four times) 2014 UK spinnaker w/Graphic (used 3 times) Trailer with LED, tie downs

1980 Catalina C22

1980 Catalina C22

Pittsboro, North Carolina

1980 Catalina C22 Please contact owner Alan at 919-918-three eight one four. Boat is located in Pittsboro, North Carolina. 1980 Catalina C22,Catalina 22 sailboat with trailer and motor. 1980-22ft, in fine condition. The C22 is the largest of the trailerable Catalina Sloops. The retractable keel is fantastic, this feature allows you to beach your boat! This boat comes with new bottom paint, all new stays, new electric cables, lights, and new keel cable, two fore sails; Jib and Genoa, and a 4 HP motor with long foot designed for sailboats. Trailer has new tires, bearings, spare, and extendable tongue for launching. Make: Catalina Model: C22 Length: 22 Dealer: BoatsFSBO.com ID: 219403 Ad provided by BoatingBay

Nice Nonsuch 22 Sailboat - Catboat Rig - Inboard Diesel - Located Solomons, MD

Nice Nonsuch 22 Sailboat - Catboat Rig - Inboard Diesel - Located Solomons, MD

Rapidan, Virginia

Make Hinthoeller

Model Nonsuch 22

Nice Nonsuch 22 Sailboat for sale. It is in very good condition and is located in Solomons, MD. If you are not familiar with Nonsuch Sailboats, they were designed by Mark Ellis and built by Hinterhoeller Yachts. They are incredibly solid and easy to sail. The boat has the following features: Brand New North SailBrand New North Sail CoverWesterbeke 2 cylinder Diesel inboardEdson Wheel SteeringRitchie Globemaster CompassRaymarine Speed/Depth InstrumentVHF RadioDanforth 12H Hi'Tensile Anchor The boat has more room than most 30 footers. 6 foot standing head room. 6'6" bunks. Enclosed head. Hillerrange Propane stove. It sails very nicely. It is easy to handle and can be singlehanded in any conditions. Work has taken me away from the Chesapeake so I am not using it. The boat is fully equipped for weekend cruising. I am hoping that someone will know the value of these boats and give it a nice home. If you have any questions, please let me know. You can learn more about Nonsuch sailboats in general on the International Nonsuch Association website.

1995 Sam L Morse Falmouth Cutter

1995 Sam L Morse Falmouth Cutter

Bellevue, Washington

Make Sam L Morse

Model Falmouth Cutter

Category Cruiser Sailboats

Finesse, hull #33 of 39, is a rare opportunity. She is a Lyle Hess design and factory finished by Sam L Morse. The Falmouth Cutter is featured in John Vigor's "Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere." She is trailerable (trailer not included), and she has a functional mast tabernacle for that purpose. Auxiliary propulsion by a Yanmar 1GM10 diesel engine, with 15 gal fuel tank. Converted to 330 A-hr house batteries with additional start battery. Propane stove with broiler, running fresh water, raw water foot pump, Lavac toilet with 15 gal plastic holding tank, Maritron electronics with NMEA 2000 network, Garmin VHF-300 radio, Garmin AIS-600 transponder, Technautics refrigerator/freezer, and many other accessories and equipment. An extensive equipment list is available. Finesse is extensively restored and outfitted, this bluewater cruiser is in excellent condition and ready to go. She should be seen to appreciate her. Some informative links on the Falmouth Cutter: http://www.colebrothers.com/articles9/falmouth.html http://bluewaterboats.org/falmouth-cutter-22/ https://skyaboveus.com/water-sports/The-Falmouth-22-Cutter-A-Surprisingly-Small-Cruising-Sailboat http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?CLASS_ID=5545 http://www.capegeorgecutters.com/FC22/index.html http://www.sailingmates.com/fallmouth-cutter-review/ http://samlmorse.com/?a=falmouth_cutter https://hobosailorblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/falmouth-cutter-22/

1999 Marshall Catboat

1999 Marshall Catboat

Oriental, North Carolina

1999 Marshall Catboat The Marshall Catboat 22 is a rugged, sea-kindly boat with classic looks that will turn heads in any harbor. Her two foot draft will let you access anchorages and coves that are off limits to most cruising sailboats. The Marshall 22 is roomy enough for a family of four and simple enough for a couple to enjoy gunkholing their local waters. An elegant daysailor, the Marshall 22 is also a capable long distance cruiser. Many of her owners have sailed their boats from New England to Florida and even as far north as Greenland. Accommodations below compare to those found in most 30-footers. "Grace" has been sailed and maintained by her current owner and it is with some hesitation that he has decided it is time to sell her. Don't miss this opportunity to own a true classic!

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20 Best Small Sailboats for the Weekender

  • By Mark Pillsbury
  • Updated: May 24, 2024

In order to go cruising, most of us require a sailboat with a head, a galley, and bunks. The boat, likely a 30-footer and more often a 40-footer, will have electronics for navigation and entertainment, refrigeration if the trip is longer than a coastal hop, an engine for light wind, and, depending on our appetites for food and fun, perhaps a genset to power our toys and appliances.

To go sailing , however, all we really need is a hull, mast, rudder, and sail. To experience the pure joy of sheeting in and scooting off across a lake, bay, or even the open ocean, there’s nothing better than a small sailboat – we’re talking sailboats under 25 feet. You can literally reach out and touch the water as it flows past. You instantly feel every puff of breeze and sense every change in trim.

Some of the boats in this list are new designs, others are time-tested models from small sailboat manufacturers, but every one is easy to rig, simple to sail, and looks like a whole lot of fun either for a solo outing on a breezy afternoon or to keep family and friends entertained throughout your entire sailing season. This list is made up of all types of sailboats , and if you’re looking for a list of some of the best small sailboats for beginners, you’ll find exactly that here.

Any one of these popular boats could be labeled as a trailerable sailboat, daysailer, or even a weekender sailboat. And while most would be labeled as a one or two person sailboat, some could comfortably fit three or even four people.

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Marblehead 22 Daysailer

Marblehead 22 Daysailer

If you have an eye for elegant lines and your heart goes pitter-patter over just the right amount of overhang beneath a counter transom, the Marblehead 22 daysailer, designed by Doug Zurn and built by Samoset Boatworks in Boothbay, Maine, will definitely raise your pulse. Traditional-looking above the waterline and modern beneath, the cold-molded hull sports a deep bulb keel and a Hall Spars carbon-fiber mast with a wishbone rig and square-top main. The 11-foot-9-inch cockpit can seat a crowd, and a small cuddy forward will let you stow your friends’ gear for the day. samosetboatworks.com

Catalina 22 Sport

Catalina 22 Sport

Many a harbor plays host to an active fleet of Catalina 22s, one of the most popular small sailboats over the years, given its basic amenities and retractable keel, which allows it to be easily trailered. Recently, the company introduced the Catalina 22 Sport, an updated design that can compete with the older 22s. The boat features a retractable lead keel; a cabin that can sleep four, with a forward hatch for ventilation; and a fractional rig with a mainsail and a roller-furling jib. Lifelines, a swim ladder, and an engine are options, as are cloth cushions; vinyl cushions are standard. The large cockpit will seat a crowd or let a mom-and-pop crew stretch out and enjoy their sail. It’s clear why the Catalina 22 is one of the best sailboats under 25 feet. catalinayachts.com

Hunter 22

With its large, open-transom cockpit and sloop rig, the Hunter 22 makes a comfortable daysailer for family and friends. But with its cuddy cabin, twin bunks, optional electrical system, opening screened ports, and portable toilet, a parent and child or a couple could comfortably slip away for an overnight or weekend. Add in the optional performance package, which includes an asymmetric spinnaker, a pole, and a mainsheet traveler, and you could be off to the races. The boat features a laminated fiberglass hull and deck, molded-in nonskid, and a hydraulic lifting centerboard. Mount a small outboard on the stern bracket, and you’re set to go. marlow-hunter.com

the Daysailer

Not sure whether you want to race, cruise or just go out for an afternoon sail? Since 1958, sailors have been having a ball aboard the Uffa Fox/George O’Day-designed Daysailer. Fox, who in the 1950s was on the cutting edge of planning-dinghy design, collaborated with Fall River, Massachusetts boatbuilder O’Day Corp. to build the 16-foot Daysailer, a boat that features a slippery hull and a small cuddy cabin that covers the boat roughly from the mast forward. Thousands of Daysailers were built by various builders, and they can be found used for quite affordable prices. There are active racing fleets around the US, and new Daysailers are still in production today, built by Cape Cod Ship Building. capecodshipbuilding.com

BayRaider from Swallow Boats

BayRaider from Swallow Boats

Easy to rig and trailer, the BayRaider from England’s Swallow Yachts is a relative newcomer to the small-boat market in the United States. Nearly all of its 19 feet 9 inches is open cockpit, though a spray hood can be added to keep the forward sections dry. The BayRaider is ketch-rigged with a gunter-style mainmast. The topmast and mizzen are both carbon-fiber, which is an option for the mainmast as well. The BayRaider can be sailed with a dry hull in lighter conditions or with 300 pounds of water ballast to increase its stability. With the centerboard and hinged rudder raised, the boat can maneuver in even the thinnest water.

$28,900, (904) 234-8779, swallowyachts.com

12 1/2 foot Beetle Cat

Big fun can come in small packages, especially if your vessel of choice happens to be the 12 ½-foot Beetle Cat. Designed by John Beetle and first built in 1921, the wooden shallow draft sailboat is still in production today in Wareham, Massachusetts at the Beetle Boat Shop. With a draft of just 2 feet, the boat is well-suited for shallow bays, but equally at home in open coastal waters. The single gaff-rigged sail provides plenty of power in light air and can be quickly reefed down to handle a blow. In a word, sailing a Beetle Cat is fun. beetlecat.com

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West Wight Potter P 19

West Wight Potter P 19

With berths for four and a workable galley featuring a cooler, a sink, and a stove, West Wight Potter has packed a lot into its 19-foot-long P 19. First launched in 1971, this is a line of boats that’s attracted a true following among trailer-sailors. The P 19′s fully retractable keel means that you can pull up just about anywhere and go exploring. Closed-cell foam fore and aft makes the boat unsinkable, and thanks to its hard chine, the boat is reportedly quite stable under way. westwightpotter.com

NorseBoat 17.5

NorseBoat 17.5

Designed for rowing and sailing (a motor mount is optional), the Canadian-built NorseBoat 17.5—one of which was spotted by a CW editor making its way through the Northwest Passage with a two-man crew—features an open cockpit, a carbon-fiber mast, and a curved-gaff rig, with an optional furling headsail set on a sprit. The lapstrake hull is fiberglass; the interior is ply and epoxy. The boat comes standard with two rowing stations and one set of 9-foot oars. The boat is designed with positive flotation and offers good load-carrying capacity, which you could put to use if you added the available canvas work and camping tent. NorseBoats offers a smaller sibling, the 12.5, as well; both are available in kit form.

$19,000, (902) 659-2790, norseboat.com

Montgomery 17

Montgomery 17

Billed as a trailerable pocket cruiser, the Montgomery 17 is a stout-looking sloop designed by Lyle Hess and built out of fiberglass in Ontario, California, by Montgomery Boats. With a keel and centerboard, the boat draws just under 2 feet with the board up and can be easily beached when you’re gunkholing. In the cuddy cabin you’ll find sitting headroom, a pair of bunks, a portable toilet, optional shore and DC power, and an impressive amount of storage space. The deck-stepped mast can be easily raised using a four-part tackle. The builder reports taking his own boat on trips across the Golfo de California and on visits to California’s coastal islands. Montgomery makes 15-foot and 23-foot models, as well. If you’re in search of a small sailboat with a cabin, the Montgomery 17 has to be on your wish list.

CW Hood 32 Daysailer small sailboat

With long overhangs and shiny brightwork, the CW Hood 32 is on the larger end of the daysailer spectrum. Designers Chris Hood and Ben Stoddard made a conscious decision to forego a cabin and head in favor of an open cockpit big enough to bring 4 or 5 friends or family out for an afternoon on the water. The CW Hood 32 is sleek and graceful through the water and quick enough to do some racing, but keeps things simple with a self-tacking jib and controls that can be lead back to a single-handed skipper. A top-furling asymmetrical, electric sail drive and Torqeedo outboard are all optional. The CW Hood 32 makes for a great small family sailboat.  cwhoodyachts.com

Sun Cat from Com-Pac

Sun Cat from Com-Pac

Shallow U.S. East Coast bays and rock-strewn coasts have long been graced by cat boats, whose large, gaff-rigged mainsails proved simple and powerful both on the wind and, better yet, when reaching and running. The 17-foot-4-inch Sun Cat, built by Com-Pac Yachts, updates the classic wooden cat with its fiberglass hull and deck and the easy-to-step Mastender Rigging System, which incorporates a hinged tabernacle to make stepping the mast a one-person job. If you want a personal sailboat ideal for solo sailing, the Sun Can is a great choice. Belowdecks, the twin 6-foot-5-inch berths and many other features and amenities make this cat a willing weekender.

$19,800, (727) 443-4408, com-pacyachts.com

Catalina 16.5

Catalina 16.5

The Catalina 16.5 sits right in the middle of Catalina Yachts’ line of small sailboats, which range from the 12.5 to the 22 Capri and Sport, and it comes in both an easy-to-trailer centerboard model and a shoal-draft fixed-keel configuration. With the fiberglass board up, the 17-foot-2-inch boat draws just 5 inches of water; with the board down, the 4-foot-5-inch draft suggests good windward performance. Hull and deck are hand-laminated fiberglass. The roomy cockpit is self-bailing, and the bow harbors a good-sized storage area with a waterproof hatch. catalinayachts.com

Hobie 16

No roundup of best small sailboats (trailerable and fun too) would be complete without a mention of the venerable Hobie 16, which made its debut in Southern California way back in 1969. The company has introduced many other multihulls since, but more than 100,000 of the 16s have been launched, a remarkable figure. The Hobie’s asymmetric fiberglass-and-foam hulls eliminate the need for daggerboards, and with its kick-up rudders, the 16 can be sailed right up to the beach. Its large trampoline offers lots of space to move about or a good place to plant one’s feet when hanging off the double trapezes with a hull flying. The boat comes with a main and a jib; a spinnaker, douse kit, trailer, and beach dolly are optional features. hobiecat.com

Hunter 15

Novice sailors or old salts looking for simplicity could both enjoy sailing the Hunter 15. With a fiberglass hull and deck and foam flotation, the boat is sturdily built. The ample freeboard and wide beam provide stability under way, and the heavy-duty rubrail and kick-up rudder mean that you won’t have to worry when the dock looms or the going grows shallow. Both the 15 and its slightly larger 18-foot sibling come standard with roller-furling jibs.

$6,900/$9,500 (boat-show prices for the 15 and 18 includes trailers), (386) 462-3077, marlow-hunter.com

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Super Snark

Super Snark

Under various owners, the Snark brand of sailboats, now built by Meyers Boat Co., has been around since the early 1970s. The Super Snark, at 11 feet, is a simple, easily car-topped daysailer that’s fit out with a lateen rig and sail. Billed as unsinkable, the five boats in the company’s line are built with E.P.S. foam, with the external hull and deck vacuum-formed to the core using an A.B.S. polymer. The Super Snark weighs in at 50 pounds, and with a payload capacity of 310 pounds, the boat can carry two.

$970, (800) 247-6275, meyersboat.com

Norseboat 21.5

Norseboat 21.5

Built in Canada, the NorseBoat 21.5 is a rugged looking craft that comes in a couple of configurations: one with an open cockpit and small doghouse, and another with a smaller cockpit and cabin that houses a double berth for two adults and optional quarter berths for the kids. Both carry NorseBoat’s distinctive looking carbon fiber gaff-rigged mast with main and jib (a sprit-set drifter is optional), and come with a ballasted stub keel and centerboard. Because of its lightweight design, the boat can be rowed and is easily trailered.

$36,000 (starting), 902-659-2790, norseboat.com

Flying Scot

Flying Scot

Talk about time-tested, the 19-foot Flying Scot has been in production since 1957 and remains a popular design today. Sloop rigged, with a conventional spinnaker for downwind work, the boat is an easily sailed family boat as well as a competitive racer, with over 130 racing fleets across the U.S. Its roomy cockpit can seat six to eight, though the boat is often sailed by a pair or solo. Hull and deck are a fiberglass and balsa core sandwich. With the centerboard up, the boat draws only eight inches. Though intended to be a daysailer, owners have rigged boom tents and berths for overnight trips, and one adventurous Scot sailor cruised his along inland waterways from Philadelphia to New Orleans.

RS Venture

Known primarily for its line of racing dinghys, RS Sailing also builds the 16-foot, 4-inch Venture, which it describes as a cruising and training dinghy. The Venture features a large, self-draining cockpit that will accommodate a family or pack of kids. A furling jib and mainsail with slab reefing come standard with the boat; a gennaker and trapeze kit are options, as is an outboard motor mount and transom swim ladder. The deck and hull are laid up in a fiberglass and Coremat sandwich. The Venture’s designed to be both a good performer under sail, but also stable, making it a good boat for those learning the sport.

$14,900, 203-259-7808, rssailing.com

Topaz Taz

Topper makes a range of mono- and multihull rotomolded boats, but the model that caught one editor’s eye at Strictly Sail Chicago was the Topaz Taz. At 9 feet, 8 inches LOA and weighing in at 88 pounds, the Taz is not going to take the whole crowd out for the day. But, with the optional mainsail and jib package (main alone is for a single child), the Taz can carry two or three kids or an adult and one child, and would make a fun escape pod when tied behind the big boat and towed to some scenic harbor. The hull features Topper’s Trilam construction, a plastic and foam sandwich that creates a boat that’s stiff, light, and durable, and shouldn’t mind being dragged up on the beach when it’s time for a break.

$2,900 (includes main and jib), 410-286-1960, topazsailboats.com

WindRider WRTango

WindRider WRTango

WRTango, a fast, sturdy, 10-foot trimaran that’s easy to sail, is the newest portable craft from WindRider International. It joins a line that includes the WR16 and WR17 trimarans. The Tango features forward-facing seating, foot-pedal steering, and a low center of gravity that mimics the sensation of sitting in a kayak. It weighs 125 pounds (including the outriggers and carbon-fiber mast), is extremely stable, and has single-sheet sail control. The six-inch draft and kick-up rudder make it great for beaching, while the hull and outriggers are made of rotomolded polyethylene, so it can withstand running into docks and being dragged over rocks.

$3,000, 612-338-2170, windrider.com

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Average Cost of Buying & Owning a Sailboat (2022)

Here are the 2022 data for our research on the average cost of buying and owning a sailboat.

Examples of Popular Sailboats, and How Much They Cost

What does it cost to buy a sailboat.

The average price of a new sailboat per foot in USD:

  • under 30 ft: $2,400 per ft
  • 30 - 50 ft: $5,700 - $8,500 per ft
  • over 50 ft: $11,900 - $65,400 per ft

On average, second-hand sailboats go at 1/3 - 1/4 of the cost of a new boat:

  • under 30 ft: $815 per ft
  • 30 - 50 ft: $3,020 per ft
  • over 50 ft: $5,100 - $17,000 per ft

Price of new sailboats

I've looked at the prices of thousands of yachts (really) on one of the largest yacht marketplaces in the world (- not manually, don't worry: with the help of their search function). This is what I came up with:

Source: Yachtworld Q2 2022

The price of new sailboats ranges from roughly $1,412 - $65,433 per foot. I've used these numbers to calculate the following list:

Prices per foot in USD

Here's the detailed price per foot for all lengths from 20 to 100 feet:

Price of used sailboats

We did the same for used catamarans, comparing thousands of listings. Here are the complete data:

The price of used sailboats ranges from roughly $471-$17,044 per foot.

Prices on Craigslist

To get an average of the price of a used sailboat, I went over to Craigslist. I took the first 10 relevant search results for sailboats under, and over 30 feet.

Of course, the averages here are very speculative, as prices vary from day to day. But it gives a broad range of what to expect.

Over 50 feet, listings become meagre. I believe people tend to not place their 80-ft sailboats on Craigslist, but sell it through a broker instead.

Median Craigslist price of a used sailboat:

  • under 30 ft: $7,900
  • over 30 ft: $96,900

Average Craigslist price-per-foot of a used sailboat:

  • under 30 ft: $354 per ft
  • over 30 ft: $1,845 per ft

This is what I found on Craigslist under 30 feet:

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Here's what I found for 30 feet and up:

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Known for its sweet sailing performance in nearly all conditions, the Catalina Capri 22 has been winning sailors since its introduction.

The Capri 22 is more comfortable, safer at sea and easier to maintain than any boat in its class. The striking deck profile is flared across the stern and has wider cockpit curves for crew comfort during and after sailing.

Under the full reclining length seats is a new storage locker and separate battery locker. A complete racing package is available, including: symmetrical spinnaker, sheets, pole and backstay tension adjuster. The enclosable head and available galley module make the Capri 22 suitable for extended daysailing or weekending.


catalina 22 capri


Length Overall: 24′ 8″

Length of Hull: 22′ 0″

Length at Waterline: 20’ 0″

Beam: 8′ 2″

Distance from Waterline to Masthead: Std 32′ 5″, Tall 34′ 5″

Draft: 2′ 8″

Ballast: 700 lbs

Basic Weight: 2,250 lbs

Displacement / Length: 125

Sail Area / Displacement: 21.3

Ballast Ratio: 31%

Draft: 4′ 0″

Ballast: 650 lbs

Designed Weight: 2,200 lbs

Displacement / Length: 123

Sail Area / Displacement: 21.6

Ballast Ratio: 30%


Total with 100% Foretriangle: 229ft  2


Total with 100% Foretriangle: 255ft  2


Recommended: 4-10 HP Outboard

Primary Lewmar #15, Self Tailing

Optional Cabin Top: #7

Battery Qty – 1 Group 27 150 Amp-Hrs


Fuel: Portable 6 gal

Holding / Black Water: Portable Head

All specifications are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Actual equipment also subject to change without notice.



  • Hull of Hand-laid Fiberglass with Hull Liner bonded to the Hull
  • One Piece Fiberglass Deck with Molded-In Non-Skid Surfaces and Fiberglass Deck Liner
  • Lead Fin Keel with Stainless Steel Attaching Bolts
  • Five Year Gel Coat Blister Protection * ( 2 )
  • Five Year Hull Structure Warranty * ( 3 )


  • Dacron Mainsail with Battens, Reef Point and Class Insignia
  • 135% Genoa, with Sheets
  • Complete Standing and Running Rigging
  • Anodized Aluminum Mast and Boom
  • Main & Jib Halyards Led Aft to Cockpit
  • Internal Halyards


  • Cockpit Mounted Traveler with Controls
  • Boom Vang, Adjustable
  • Winch Handle
  • Genoa Tracks and Blocks on Adjustable Cars
  • ( 2 ) Primary Winches
  • Jiffy Reefing on Boom
  • Pre-stretched Dacron Sheets & Running Rigging
  • Halyard Pockets on Bulkheads in Cockpit
  • Low Stretch Halyards


  • Comfortable Cockpit with Contoured Coamings
  • Cockpit Seat Locker
  • Fuel Storage Locker
  • Vinyl Coated Lifelines
  • Mooring Cleats, Fore and Aft
  • Waterline Stripe, Midwatch Blue
  • Midwatch Blue and Silver Sheer Stripes
  • Stainless Steel Bow Pulpit
  • Stainless Steel Stern Pulpit
  • Stanchions, Stern Rails, and lifelines with Pelican Hooks
  • Manual Bilge Pump with Thru Deck Handle
  • Opening Forward Hatch
  • Self Bailing Cockpit
  • Molded In Non-Skid Surfaces
  • Fiberglass Composite Fixed Rudder w/ Varnished Wood Tiller
  • Adjustable Hiking Stick
  • Trailer Bow Eye
  • Stainless Steel Mast Step
  • Teak Interior Trim
  • Storage Lockers under Berths
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Molded Headliner, Low Glare Texture
  • Fiberglass Hull Liner
  • White Vinyl Interior Cushions with Blue Piping
  • Large Removable Ice Chest
  • Zippered Storage Compartments ( 2 ) in Cabin


  • 12 Volt Electrical System with Control Panel
  • Battery, 12 Volt
  • 12 Volt Lighting Throughout
  • Navigation Lights to International Rules
  • Cabin Lights
  • Steaming and Anchor Light on Mast


  • Cockpit Cushions , Vinyl White
  • Mast Carrier
  • Self Contained Head with Privacy Curtain
  • Galley Unit with Basin and Stove
  • Stern Boarding Ladder
  • Outboard Bracket
  • Canvas Package ( 1 ) Mainsail Cover ( 2 ) Winch Covers ( 1 ) Tiller Cover, Captains Navy
  • Whisker Pole
  • Headsail Furling Gear
  • 155% Genoa w/sheets in Lieu of Std. Jib
  • 150% Furling Genoa with UV Panels and Sheets In Lieu of Standard Jib
  • .75 oz. Radial Head Spinnaker Color
  • Tall Rig Mast with Sails, Main and 135% Jib, In Lieu of Standard Rig and Sails
  • 155% Genoa W/Sheets ( Tall Rig ) in Lieu of Standard Jib
  • 150% Furling Genoa w/UV Panels ( Tall Rig ) in Lieu of Standard Jib
  • .75 oz. Radial Head Spinnaker ( Tall Rig )
  • Galvanized Trailer for Fin Keel w/brakes, Tongue Jack
  • Galvanized Trailer for Wing Keel w/brakes, Tongue Jack
  • Performance Package: Symmetrical Spinnaker Gear Including Pole, Sheets, Foreguy and Halyard Lead Aft to Cockpit Main and Jib Halyard Winches on Cabin Top, with Clam Cleats, Backstay with Adjuster Purchase


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Catalina 22

For those to whom price is all-important,--the catalina 22 is appealing but it's lacking in performance..

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In its 10th anniversary issue in 1980, Sail magazine named the Catalina 22 the boat that had represented the breakthrough in trailer/cruisers in those 10 years. There is no denying the popularity of the Catalina 22: more than 10,000 of the model we review here have been built, and that doesn’t include the Sport models now being sold. For many buyers, the Catalina 22 is their first “big” boat and an introduction to the Catalina line. Many remain with Catalina and buy up within that line.

Catalina is the largest sailboat in the US in dollar volume, and the firm is one of the lasting success stories in the industry. It foregoes national advertising in favor of local dealer-sponsored ads, and has remained a privately owned company while the trend has been toward conglomerate-owned boatbuilding.

Like all manufacturing boatbuilders today Catalina builds boats to a price, making the most of volume buying of materials and hardware, long-lived models, a high degree of standardization, and all the cost savings of high volume production. The Catalina 22 was the first boat built by Catalina.

The Catalina 22 that we are reviewing here was in production from 1969 until 1995, when the Catalina 22 MkII was introduced. During this more than quarter-century of production, several incremental changes were made, with several significant upgrades in 1986, when a wing keel version was introduced.

The boat has been replaced by the Catalina 22 Sport. Introduced in 2004, the Catalina 22 Sport is still in production and it closely adheres to the original boat’s dimensions, and weight.  Although the post-’95 boats have resolved many of the problems we find here in the original, they did so at the expense of a feature that racers admired—a lighter weight hull. So, although it might not have all the improvements of later models, the one we look at here will hold a certain appeal to sailors in areas that are home to active C22’s fleets, as well as to sailors looking to start sailing for under $5K, and aren’t afraid to put a little sweat equity into the boat.

Just as it was when the boat was first introduced, the Catalina 22 is a common landing spot for those who are just beginning to dream of an escape. It is to Catalina’s credit that the 22 continues to sell and continues to be many sailors’ first boat. And perhaps one of the biggest selling points of all, is the broad and consistent support in the form of other owners. There really isn’t anything that can’t be fixed on these boats, and dialed in, they can be fun to sail. One need only drop in on the website for Chip Ford to get an idea of what’s possible with this boat.

Catalina 22


It’s hard to argue with the construction of a boat after 10,000 have been built, but we do. In these early boats the hull-to-deck joint— a plywood reinforced hull flange is joined to the deck with a rigid polyester “slurry” and self-tapping fasteners. This not our idea of ideal construction. The same type of joint is used on larger boats, although we are less concerned because obviously the structure is for a much smaller boat. Larger boats like the Catalina 30 also used this method, and the C30 has enough loyal followers to earn it a spot among our recommended 30-footers from the 1970s.

Catalina 22 has remained essentially unchanged from the day it was introduced in 1969. Only the pivot for the swing keel version was changed about boat #250 and then, according to a Catalina statement, it was done for production purposes. Later a pop-top option was added and now 90% of the boats sold have this feature.

Catalina takes credit for pioneering the one-piece hull liner that has become standard in most high volume small boats. However, it should be noted that the liner is basically a cosmetic component, not a structural member, and the hull must get its strength from the hull laminate and bulkhead reinforcement.

Catalina 22

The swing keel, also chosen by 90% of the buyers, is cast iron and, when retracted, remains substantially exposed (accounting for more than half of the 2′ draft of the shoal draft model). It is a rough 550 lb. iron casting of indifferent hydrodynamic efficiency, but you can order templates for fairing quite easily.

The swing keel is hoisted with a simple reel winch located under a vestigial bridgedeck with its handle passing through a plywood facing. We’d guess that Catalina owners soon become conditioned to its presence, though it can trip those stepping up or down through the companionway.

The drop keel of the Catalina evoked a number of observations from owners in the PS boat owners’ questionnaire. Several note that the keel hangar mounting bolts loosen or seize.  Another reports he had to replace his wire pennant twice. Replacing the pennant requires hoisting the boat high enough to have access to the top of the keel.

As with all Catalina-built boats, decor is a major selling point. The line, including the 22, is attractively appointed. They create a highly favorable impression which has to encourage sales, especially for first time boat buyers.

In fact, the Catalina 22 outside and inside is one of the most visually appealing small boats we have seen. It has enough trim and finish to look pretty. Similarly, her hull and rig, although dated, are well proportioned. It is about her performance and livability that we have the most serious qualms.

Catalina 22


By any objective standard the Catalina 22 is hardly a sprightly performing small boat. There have been too many compromises to performance: trailerability, shoal draft, cockpit space, low cost, and interior accommodations, as well as giving her a placid disposition for novice sailors. The boat needs a genoa jib, a smoother, and more efficient swing or fin keel shape and some hardware of even the most modest go-fast variety. Even then the prognosis is that she will remain a rather tubby boat in an age when much of the fun of boats is in their responsiveness, if not speed.

With almost all the Catalinas having been built with the swing keel, the appeal has been her shallow draft for trailering. Yet even with 2′ of draft with the keel hoisted, the boat has too much draft for beaching. Given the tradeoff in performance, the difficulty of maintenance, and loss of stability, one hopes that indeed buyers of the swing keel 22 have made good use of it for trailering.

The deck of the Catalina 22 is a decidedly unhandy working platform. The sidedecks are narrow and obstructed by jib sheets and blocks. The three shrouds per side effectively block access to the foredeck, and complicate headsail trim and passage of the jib across in tacking. In fact, so difficult is it to go forward on the 22 we recommend getting rid of the lifelines. They are already too low to offer anything but token protection and they anchor near the base of the bow pulpit where they give no protection. Instead, handrails should be installed on the cabin top.

Ironically for a boat as popular as the Catalina, the boat incorporates the most incredible amount of wasted space we have ever seen in a sailboat large or small. In a size where stowage is at such a premium, there is a cavernous unusable space. The entire area under the cockpit and most of the area under the port cockpit seat (except where the gas tank sits) is all but inaccessible. The loss of this space limits stowage to scuttles under the berth bases.

Catalina 22

The convertible dinette which seats only two with elbow room is a vestige of the 22’s design era and the vee berths forward form that combination of bathroom and bedroom that is common on a daysailer of these dimensions. The alternatives, here, have their shortcomings.

The easy solution is to relocate the head to the cockpit when you finally decided to retire for the night.  Otherwise, the settee on the starboard side, and even that berth is shared with the optional galley facility that in use takes up about half the berth area. The Catalina 22s now have a pop-top as standard; most of the cabin top lifts 10″ on four pipe supports. Most owners we have heard from seem to like the system, particularly those in warmer areas. Headroom at anchor is pleasant but we’d rather see room for stowage, sleeping, etc. as well.

One safety point in these older models that is worth raising is the stowage setup for the portable gas tank for a transom-mounted outboard auxiliary. The tank sits on a molded shelf (part of the hull liner) in a seat locker at the after end of the cockpit. This puts a portable gasoline tank inside the cabin.The locker is vented but it is not isolated. This arrangement can allow fuel can to make its way unimpeded to the inaccessible low point right under the cockpit. This design flaw has been corrected in later versions and if you have a boat with this arrangement, we recommend securing all portable tanks above deck until it is fixed.

One of the Catalina’s better features is her cockpit. It is long (7′) and comfortable, a place where the crew can sit with support for their backs, a place to brace their feet, and with room to avoid the tiller. It is unobstructed by the mainsheet that trims to a rod traveler on the stern.


Many boat buyers shop for a boat of this type with price foremost in mind. They probably will get no farther than their local Catalina dealer, where they can get a boat that is the same size and similarly equipped as boats costing far more. It’s apt to be a boat identical to many of those sailing on the same waters. Better still, they are more than likely to have sailing friends who not only have (or had) a Catalina but belong to one of the most widespread and active owners’ class associations in the sport. The whole package has a powerful appeal, especially to a newcomer seeking moral support.

For performance, accommodations and even construction they might do better at a higher price, but with Catalina’s proven staying power through decades of change, they understandably turn to the 22.

At a weight of about 2,500 lbs. loaded for the road plus a trailer, the Catalina 22 can be hauled by most cars. If anything but a jaunt to the boat ramp is envisioned, however, it’s big enough to recommend SUV with a trailer package.


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Still a useful review! FWIW, I was shopping for a Catalina 22 Sport at the Annapolis Boat Show last fall and Catalina was saying that they were close to $50,000 with common options and the wait time for a new one was 6 months. I realize that this is a small boat in the range of what is on the market at that boat show, but my goodness, were those sales people blasé about selling a boat to me. Ended up with a 5 yo boat for about half that much money. Unfortunately, she is still on the hard until spring in the Chesapeake!

Nice review of the Catalina 22. Out first boat was a Capri 22, which I was told was the “hot” version of the Catalina 22. It has a deep draft keel (6-7’?) and out-pointed every other boat on the lake. We slept aboard once….no fun!

This is a totally misleading article, focused entirely on exaggerated flaws. This article should really be written by someone who has actually owned a C22, and spent more than a cursory time sailing one. IMO, they’re great boats, and a ton of fun can be had with one – but only if the self-gratifying snobbism is left at the dock. The boat is squarely in the sweet spot of carrying costs and sailing fun.

These are great boats for beginners and sailors that want an uncomplicated boat to day sail and overnight on. I have taught ASA beginner classes on the C22. Also one of the popularities of this boat that was not touched on in this article is it’s one design racing class. Large fleets continue to turn out for weekend and national regattas.

No mention is made of stepping the mast. At 77 years of age and somewhat physically fit can I handle it?

Thanks, Bill Tucker

If the C22 is without a roller furler on the jib – stepping the mast is pretty light work. Check YouTube for videos on mast stepping a C22 – there are many good tricks and techniques to be learned. It can be stepped very easily by 2 people, or even just 1 person with a small bit of experience. On boats with a roller furler, stepping the mast is still not hard, but the roller furler acts like a 100 lb wet noodle, so it adds a bit of planning. I have a roller furler – but still, with the proper tricks, it can be done alone. Don’t be discouraged by this article – and I should add, almost all of the criticisms made only apply to the very early models, and the C22 additionally underwent a substantial redesign in 1986. Personally, between the 2, I favor the post 1986 boats, known as the “New design.”

IMO, it’s the best bang for the buck in sailing. It’s no small pleasure to know that as you enjoy the same wind, water and sun as the larger boats, you’re spending thousands less a season than literally everyone else. I could afford a larger boat, but for me – the smaller the boat, the bigger the experience one gets out of it. I’m in it for the love of being on the water. If you’re interested – check out the C22. https://forums.sailboatowners.com/forums/catalina-22.59/

i have a 2005 Sport I’ve owned since new. I’m old and gray, but yes, it’s doable to raise and lower the mast (I have hank on sails). I had a fella build me an folding A-frame that helps. I use the vang and jib halyard, attached at the top of the A-frame, to “lever” the mast up and down under control. I can also use the A-frame with my trailer winch and the halyard.

I love my Sport. Racing is getting behind me, so I’ve “comforted” it up a bit. I have a bimini (installed backwards so it folds forward out of the way for docking and getting underway). I added a “downhaul” retriever line up by the headstay. I attach the line to my genoa/jib so when it’s time to douse, I just “haul the sail down”. That holds it to deck, with the sheets pulled back safely, so that I don’t have to go forward. Winches were moved to the cabin top (helps with halyards, led aft), with ratchet turning blocks at the old winch locations. I can usually hand trim using the ratchet action. Only heavier winds require the winches. Backstay is partial spectra line for adjustment, and the traveler has controls in the cockpit.

I can single hand it all day.

I think the review was pretty harsh. These boats hold up well and sail to their rating. And the OD Class is awesome.

With a chain and a pulley using the main halyard, yes.

Fun to read this review. My parents got one in the mid-’70s and I “inherited” her. My wife and I spent our honeymoon cruise on her, later we packed our 3 kids and a dog in there for a 5-day cruise, and then I fixed her up again for a 25th anniversary honeymoon-reprise cruise. Not a fast boat, but to learn to sail and cruise? Perfect. And growing up cruising in such tight accommodations made the trimaran I have now gravitated towards (a reaction to sailing slowly?) quite tolerable. A perfect starter-boat. Mast-raising is easy if done carefully and slowly with appropriate gin-pole and some “baby-stay” guy wires: the trick is to get the baby-stays to rotate around the same point as the mast-base so they are tight all the way up. Or to have some help keeping the mast straight during raising.

The review does focus on many negatives, but missed the wicked weather-helm under some conditions. It took me years to realize I could simply move the center-of-effort aft by raising the swing-keel some, which helped immensely, despite seeming counter-intuitive (raise the keel to help upwind performance in high-wind conditions? Huh?). Don’t be scared off, but do inspect, for eg, the plywood cores for saturation and rot on older boats, and for signs of separation of the deck from the hull at the bow: I installed a turnbuckle from foredeck to the bow-ring to take the forestay tension when I fixed ours up. Cheers all.

That’s a great tip about the swing keel – makes perfect sense. A minor adjustment can make a difference in that regard.

Way back in about 1978 or so I made a new friend, Tony, that had purchased a Catalina 22 and was docked a few slips away from my dock, at the time, on lake Ontario at Wilson Boatyard in Wilson, NY, I was living on my new Challenger Ketch. Early one nite I noticed Tony on his Catalina 22. Tony was about 60 years old and knew almost nothing about sailing. We talked and he asked me to teach him how to sail his new 22″. We practiced sailing almost every nite with the evening offshore wind. He eventually got up enough confidence and courage to sail across Lake Ontario to Toronto Harbor on the North shore of the Lake where he and his 3 lady guest stayed on the boat and in a motel for a few days. Tony loved his Cataliona 22′.

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Average Sailboat Prices: 27 Helpful Examples (With Pictures)

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The average price of used sailboats is around $21,000, but new boats cost $60,000 on average and upwards. Some used boats can be purchased for less than $10,000, depending on their age, size, and condition. This is because pre-owned sailboats have about 80 percent of the market share.

You will find models from the early 1960s still racing across the Pacific and Atlantic like new. So what are your options?

Below, we provide a comprehensive list of enduring sailboat designs:

You can also check out our in-depth guide for more information on general boat average prices. In this guide, we have included a long list of boat types

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27 Good Examples When Looking At Sailboat Prices

1) tayana 37.

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Marine designer Robert Perry is arguably one of the most prolific in the boatbuilding world.

His Tayana 37 is one of the most popular production sailboats of all time, with over 650 built.

The Tayana 37 features a sturdy fiberglass hull and a balsa-cored deck for smooth and comfortable circumnavigation.

It comes with a variety of customizations, including different rigs, decks, accommodation, and more.

However, the early boats have V-berths, a high-aspect-ration rig, and a luxurious teak-trimmed interior.

Measuring 36’8″ in length with a displacement of 24,000 pounds, the Tayana 37 is one of the best world cruisers ever made. While production stopped in 2016, you can get one for $34,000 to $65,000.

2) Catalina 22

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Depending on the production year, the ubiquitous Catalina 22 can be as low as $4,000 or up to $15,000 for recent models.

This trailerable sailboat was first built in 1969 and enjoyed popularity thanks to its family-friendliness and compact design.

With over 10,000 boats commissioned, the Catalina 22 and its successors Catalina 27 and Catalina 30 are a permanent feature at lakes, rivers, and the high seas.

Despite its size, the Catalina 22 can hold its own in rough seas thanks to the hand-laid fiberglass hull. It is spacious below deck and comes with all the facilities you need to feel at home.

Whether you are a club racer or weekend cruiser, this dependable platform offers one of the best values for money when you want to spend quality time on the water.  If you get one with a trailer, that can save you a lot of money on marina and storage fees over time.

3) Hunter 356

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Starting in 2000, Glenn Henderson’s Hunter 356 took the sailboat industry by storm.

500 boats later, the 356 is still one of the best high-performance sailboats in its class.

This boat features a solid and balanced hull, shoal draft, and exceptional sailing qualities.

It has a sleek design, a clutter-free cockpit, and is easy to handle.

Early production Hunter 356s are available for less than $60,000.

Hunter Marine no longer produces the 356, but the sailboat is still popular among sailors old and young.

4) Contessa 26

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The compact Contessa 26 was designed by David Sadler and Jeremy Rodgers in the 1960s. It blew into the limelight when it helped Tanie Aebi complete her solo circumnavigation.

This fiberglass monohull is a sturdy and dependable vessel, and around 650 are voyaging across the oceans today.

She has a low freeboard, and the rudder is attached to the keel in a strong, traditional manner.

While you may have to bend a bit to access the cabin, there is plenty of space and amenities to deliver a home-away-from-home feel.

This is one of the most popular British sailboats and is most sought after by long-distance ocean sailors or just someone who wants a classic sailboat.

You can get a well-kept boat of this type for less than $10,000 or over $20,000.

The sister ship Contessa 32 is also a well-built model popular among sailors.

5) Island Packet 31

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If you love sailing in shallow waters, the Island Packet 31 is designed for the shoal draft needed to safely navigate Florida waters.

Featuring a solid fiberglass hull, the 31 has an end-grain balsa core deck, which gives it a powerful and solid feeling.

The boat is roomy, comfortable, and is designed to be simple to use and maintain.

While her seagoing credentials might not be the best, the Island Packet 31 is a vintage liveaboard yacht with all the trappings of royalty.

This boat costs about $35,000 to $50,000.

6) Bristol 40

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This Ted Hood design is one of the best cruising boat designs of all time.

Featuring a narrow beam and solid hull, the Bristol 40 has a low freeboard, large overhangs, and exceptional seaworthiness.

Its long keel carries an attached rudder for excellent tracking and stability.

The Bristol 40 has a relatively small interior with separate cabins , sea berths, and an enclosed head.

This boat was produced in keel or keel/centerboard configuration and came with the powerful Atomic 4 gas engine.  Many have been upgraded to diesel engines.

If you want a vintage racing sailboat that can deliver an impressive pace in the water, consider one of these.

The Bristol 40 was produced from 1966 to 1986, and you can get one for $29,000 to $49,000.

7) Cape Dory 30

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This 30-footer introduced in 1976 is a popular sailboat for people on a budget.

It boasts a robust design with a solid single hull, balsa-cored deck, and extensive bronze and teak hardware in the interior and exterior.

Like the Bristol 40, this boat has its rudder attached to the keel for stable tracking and safety, but not as much overhang in the stern.  The space below the deck uses a traditional design. But this tried and tested design is still ruling the waves.

For more room and improved handling, you can check out the bigger Cape Dory MK11, which comes at over $50,000.

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If you live on the West Coast of the United States, chances are you’ve seen one of these beauties.

Over 400 units of the Gulf 32 were produced, and the boat’s durable construction and beautiful design make it a good fit for many sailors.

It features a flush cambered deck, a sweeping sheer, and a low profile pilothouse, making it stand out on the water.

Specifications for the boat differ because it was built by two different boatyards. However, all Gulf 32 boats have a cavernous interior, comfortable wood finishes, and motorsailer dimensions.

Good samples of this model go for $24,000 to $39,000 but check the side decks for delamination.

9) Endeavour 37

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The Endeavour 37 is the successor of the successful Endeavour 32.

It is available as a sloop and ketch and comes with a powerful Perkins 4-108 diesel to provide good power for its heavy design.

The Endeavour 37 can be slow going upwind because of its weight but offers comfortable and smooth rides.

The hull is single fiberglass, and the interior comes with plenty of plywood, although the craftsmanship is exceptional.

The boat could have two aft cabins with a convertible dinette forward or a single aft cabin with a V-berth forward.

It sells for $20,000-$49,000.

10) Tartan 37

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The Tartan 37 is one of the three 37-footers Tartan Marine built over the years and the most popular.

This boat has a balsa-cored hull and deck and external lead ballast. The bulkheads are firmly tabbed to the deck to provide good structural strength.

With over 500 built, the Tartan 37 is a fast boat ideal for racing.

You can still find these boats for $23,000 and upward.

11) Islander 36

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As the name suggests, the Islander 36 is a 36-footer sailboat designed by the Australian Alan Gurney for Islander Yachts.

It features a skeg-mounted rudder, fin keel and has a solid fiberglass hull.

Unlike most sailboats with end-grain balsa deck, the Islander 36 uses plywood, which increases weight and can be stronger, but it can also get wet from leaks in the deck and rot.

What the boat excels at is the interior space.

The boat’s wide beam allowed the builder to provide more accommodation, unlike other boats in its category.

Over 1,000 units of this boat were built, and you can buy one for $22,000 and above.

12) Hallberg-Rassy 35 Rasmus

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This Olle Enderlein design features a center cockpit, a huge windscreen, and a full keel for improved stability and handling.

It has all the amenities of a small home, including a saloon, galley, main cabin, v-berth, and enclosed head.

The sailboat has a solid fiberglass construction and rides well in choppy waters.

A 75HP Volvo Pentad MD21 diesel supplements wind power, making this boat a reliable cruiser.

The boat sells for about $30,000.

13) Dufour Arpege 30

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You might not hear of this boat builder often, but it was one of the most successful in France and beyond.

The Arpege 30 sports luxurious facilities include stylish sea berths, a large galley, and plenty of forepeak storage compartments.

This 30-footer was so popular over 1,500 were sold from 1966 onward.

If you need a classic sailboat with high-end performance and fittings, this weekend cruiser is it.

One of these beauties goes for around $18,000

14) Mason 43/44

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The Taiwan-built Maison 43/44 from Al Mason is a fast, comfortable, and reliable oceangoing sailboat.

These boats were first introduced as the Mason 43 and upgraded to the Mason 44 in 1985.

The boat has a full keel and a cutter rig and rides well in the sea.

There are double-berth cabins fore and aft, a galley, and everything a small family or couple needs to cross any ocean in comfort.

These beautiful boats are still found in docks worldwide and go for $60,00 to over $120,000.

15) Nor’Sea 27

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This 27-footer designed by Lyle Hess is one of the most affordable and ocean-capable sailboats still in production today.

Despite being compact enough to move by trailer from one boating hotspot to another, the Nor’Sea 27 can take you safely across any ocean.

Don’t be fooled by its small size; this is a solid boat that can withstand a heavy bashing at sea.

It has a lapstrake fiberglass hull, a full keel, sturdy bulwarks, and a round stern for exceptional seaworthiness.

The Nor’Sea 27 featured a bowsprit and extended anchor roller, giving it a traditional sailboat appearance.

If you need an affordable sailboat that can circumnavigate the world, the Nor’Sea 27 is a capable cruiser that won’t hurt your purse.

You can get a 1981 model for less than $30,000.

16) C&C Landfall 38

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If you need a highly maneuverable sailboat, fast, and has exceptional cruising capabilities, one of the best examples is the Landfall 38.

This boat was produced in the shallow draft and deep fin configurations, and later versions gained 1700 pounds in weight.

However, this didn’t dampen the boat’s performance in bluewater environments.

The Landfall 38 was one of the first boats to feature a hull and deck with end-grain balsa coring, making it light and increasing stiffness.

There are a keel-stepped mast, through-bolted deck hardware, and a spade rudder, which provides improved control and sailing performance in all weather.

The interior is lavishly finished in teak, and the aft cabin has a double berth.

These boats were equipped with a venerable Yanmar diesel engine and sails upwind like a racer.

This boat costs around $33,000, and the last units were built in 1987.

17) Gulfstar 50

Gulfstar 50 is one of the most comfortable family-sized sailboats in the world.  Gulfstar also made versions from 36 feet to 60 feet.

Despite its luxurious trims and decent performance, the 50-footer from Gulfstar Yachts is affordable considering its features.

It features a center console cockpit, which provides for a spacious owner’s stateroom aft.

There is plenty of accommodation for a family or a small group because it was designed for charter. With its solid fiberglass hull and exquisite interior finishing, this boat continues to be one of the most preferred liveaboards for people who choose the sailing lifestyle.

A 1978 model goes for around $99,000.

18) Beneteau 423

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This Groupe Finot-designed sailboat is one of the best from the French boatbuilder Beneteau.

It has a solid construction, exceptional speed and is easy to handle even in rough waters. The interior is clutter-free, comfortable, and spacious.

Plus, the 423 is a quality boat that delivers tremendous value for money considering the pedigree and quality.

You can get one for less than $100,000 to around $195,000, based on the year of production and condition.

19) Alberg 30

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With over 750 of this boat built over 25 years, the Alberg 30 is one of the most beloved cruising-racing sailboats.

Featuring the wooden boats’ classy look, the Alberg 30 has a full keel, long overhangs, and a low freeboard.

Despite production stopping since 1984, these boats are going strong thanks to durable fiberglass construction and attention to detail.

The Alberg 30 is not the most accommodating by modern standards. But it has a sal0on, a V-berth forward, and an enclosed head aft.

There is also a small galley to starboard, and the design is clutter-free.

If you want to own one of these legendary club racers, you will be surprised they go for as low as $10,000 to $25,000. 

The price will often depend on whether the original Atomic 4 gas engine has been upgraded to a diesel engine.

20) Peterson 44

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The Peterson 44 was designed by Doug Peterson of the Jack Kelly Yachts in 1975.

This fine boat was designed for long-distance cruising and its center-cockpit style provided ample accommodation and comfort.

You can still find these beautiful boats crisscrossing the oceans , and many of them have circumnavigated.

The Peterson 44 featured hand-laid fiberglass matt and polyester resin roving, making it a solid and dependable cruiser.

It has a three-cabin layout with V-berths, a dinette, and an enclosed head.

The boat is powered by a 62HP Perkins 4-152 Diesel, although a few have 80HP Ford Lehman’s, allowing it to run fast under power.

It is estimated that over 600 hulls of the Peterson 44 were built, and price ranges from around $73,500 to $230,000.

21) Hinckley Bermuda 40

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Few sailboats hold their value, like the Bermuda 40 from Hinckley.

This elegant and capable boat was built to exacting specifications with its yawl rig, low freeboard, and sweeping overhangs.

Most used B 40s are still in mint shape because their proud owners well maintain them, many serviced by the boatbuilder.  So they retain most of their value even after thousands of miles on the high seas.

Despite its 40-foot length, the Bermuda 40 is limited in space, making it ideal for couples.

It has V-berths forward, which you can convert to a comfortable double bed.

There is plenty of storage space, and the head has a shower and a sink.

The deck is spacious, and the boat handles nimbly even in turbulent waters.

This boat is geared towards traditional sailors who want a top-end boat, as even a base model from 1975 goes for about$90,000.

22) Pacific Seacraft 37

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Since its introduction in 1980, the Pacific Seacraft 37 has proven to be one of the best world cruising sailboats in its class.

This boat is fast, comfortable and solidly built for safe passages across the ocean.

It was offered in the cutter and yawl configurations, and its traditional stern style sits atop a modern skeg rudder underbody.

This boat has accommodation for six passengers and every amenity to ensure a comfortable time on the ocean.

She is a prominent feature at the Singlehanded Pacific Yacht Race and other top sail boating events.

This boat is still in production and goes new for around $450,000, so an older used model for less than $100,000 is a good deal.

23) Gemini 3000

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A successor to the Gemini 31, the 3000 is the most popular American-built cruising cat on the market.

Featuring a simple design, this highly functional cat is affordable and fast.

Despite its narrow beam, the Gemini 3000 boasts a master stateroom with a queen-size double berth forward.

There are guest staterooms aft of both hulls with two small doubles.

It has a small saloon with a collapsible table with two settees and a galley, converting to a double berth.

This 30-footer can sleep three couples comfortably and will accommodate a family with several small children without issues.

The Gemini 3000 has deep pivoting centerboards for improved performance and directional stability.

Geminis are not considered suitable for bluewater cruising because they are not designed to withstand serious bashing.

However, these cats offer an affordable ticket for a family or group of friends to enjoy coastal cruising. This boat goes for around $35,000 to $65,000.

24) Gunboat 62 (catamaran)

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The Gunboat 62 from the same name’s cat builder is one of the safest offshore sailing catamarans in its class. It’s also insanely expensive!

This high-performance cat is perfect for oceanic cruises.

Its innovative design opened up plenty of space for accommodation and recreation.

It features three private cabins, each with queen berths and 2 roomy heads with a separate shower in each hull.

There is a galley, a lounge, a folding dining table, and a full pantry below the deck.

The starboard bow has a crew head, and the port bow houses the crew quarters.

This cat comes with air conditioning, refrigerator, deep freezer, and dishwasher, among others.

The cockpit is lavished with teak, and every part of the boat oozes luxury.

This cat carries a premium price tag of over 2 million dollars.

25) Lagoon 380 (catamaran)

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Lagoon 380 is a 4 cabin sailing cat built by Jeanneau.

This cat accommodates 10 passengers and is an excellent platform for cruising across the ocean or lounging on coastal waters.

With over 500 units cruising across the world, the Lagoon 380 has won the heart of many cat sailors as a comfortable and safe platform.

This workhorse comes with an exquisitely furnished interior at an affordable price.

It might not be the fastest catamaran, but the Lagoon 380 provides all the comfort and stability you need to have fun and memorable moments on the water.

These boats go for $400,000 or more, so they may still be out of many sailors’ reach.

26) Catana 50 Carbon (Catamaran)

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If you need a light, fast and go-anywhere cat, the Catana 50 Carbon is one of the best on the market.

Using weight-saving carbon fiber, Catana reduced the weight, turning the boat into a racy oceangoing multi-hull.

With this vessel, you get a luxurious interior, ample deck space, superior performance, and easy handling.

This boat costs a whopping $1.3 million at a base price, making it a choice of select premium sailors.

27) Prout Snowgoose 37 (Catamaran)

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With an estimated 500 units built, the Prout Snowgoose 37 from Prout boatyard is one of the most popular cats from the UK.

This catamaran features solid construction that allows it to sail across oceans, and many are reported to have completed circumnavigations.

The Prout 37 may not look like the newest designs, but it has a comfortable deck and interior.

Below deck, this boat has two large double cabins aft and a full queen berth forward.

There is a saloon with a large table and wraparound settees.

It has a changing station, a full-length bookshelf, and a large storage starboard hull. And the galley is well-equipped to keep a family well-fed on long voyages.

There are hundreds of Prout Snowgoose 37s plying the world’s ocean, and you can own one for less than $100,000.

2 Ways To Reduce the Cost of Buying a Sailboat

There are two main ways of saving cost when buying a sailboat or any boat. They include:

1) Buying Used Boats

If you’ve followed this article this far, you notice that the most affordable boats on this list are used.

Contrary to many novice sailors’ belief, you can buy sailboats for low prices as long as you do due diligence.

Many models from the last half of the 20th century are available for less than $30,000.

Because most serious sailors are passionate about their hobbies, they take exceptional care of their boats. This makes most sailboats on the market retain their value for many years.

In fact, you can get oceangoing boats of 26-32 feet in almost pristine conditions under $100,000.

The best part is most popular sailboats have a strong following worldwide, and sourcing spare parts won’t be a problem.

2) Partnerships

The other way to reduce the cost of a sailboat is to partner with someone.

Partners will share the purchase cost and other expenses related to the boat. However, this can be problematic.

Sometimes, a partner will not honor their commitment when it’s time to pay.

A partner may spend more time on the boat, and this can lead to conflict over responsibilities.

If you choose this route, it’s better to partner with a family or friend. And have a contractual agreement stipulating the rights and obligations of all the parties involved in the transaction.

Considering that most used sailboats are affordable and in good condition, you can save yourself the potential problems that come with co-owning a boat.

The best way to experience sailing life is to own your boat.

Final Words

Sailboats have come a long way since they became a serious pastime for people in the early part of the last century.

Because of the early sailboats’ quality construction, new sailors have myriad options to choose from without hurting their finances.

You can get a pre-owned offshore capable sailboat for less than $10,000 in many parts of the world.

However, very inexpensive used boats may need many repairs and upgrades, so it is often more inexpensive in the end, too, but a well-maintained and upgraded vessel. If you have a fat purse, you can go for newer, premium sailboats in the hundreds of thousands.

But whatever your budget and sailing dreams, there is a sailboat out there for everybody who dares to explore the oceans.

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How Much Do Sailboats Cost 2024? The Average Prices

The cost of a sailboat can vary greatly depending on a number of features, so it’s hard to give a definitive answer without knowing requirements.

Although it’s common to think sailing’s for the rich , that isn’t always the case. In fact, you can pick up project boats for as little as $1! This is unusual though, so what can you expect to pay?

To give a rough idea, a small, basic sailboat can start at around $10,000, while high-end, luxury boats can easily exceed $1 million.

Additionally, the cost of owning and maintaining a sailboat should also be considered. This can include expenses for docking fees, insurance, repairs and upgrades, and essential sailing gear and equipment.

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When we bought our sailboat four years ago we had no idea if we would like living aboard or how long we would want to cruise for. We knew we wanted a boat under 40ft so we could manage it as a crew of two (or even one if needs be), but bigger than 35ft so we had enough room to live comfortably.

Because we had a very small budget we knew we wouldn’t be able to afford a sailboat that was fully fitted out and ready to go, so we had to factor in upgrades and maintenance that we would complete ourselves as and when we could afford to.

We bought our 38ft sailboat for under £30,000, which was one of the cheapest sailboats that was ‘ready to sail’ in the size and age range at the time. Just like houses, sailboats go and up and down in price based on demand, and in today’s market it is much harder to find a boat like this in that price range.

So now that you have a bit of context, let’s dive into the factors that affect the cost of a sailboat and some average prices below.

‍W hat Factors Affect The Cost Of A Sailboat?

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Before buying a sailboat you will want to consider many different factors, such as what you want your sailboat for, where you intend to sail it and how many crew you are likely to have onboard.

You will want to look at the existing equipment onboard and make a list of extras you will need to fit in order to make it meet your requirements. These extra costs can quickly add up! You should also factor in any maintenance that needs to be done before you start sailing.

Let’s take a look at some of the main factors that impact the price of a sailboat.

New or Used

This is an obvious one. Used sailboats are a lot cheaper than brand new versions. Sailboats are similar to cars and lose their value over time, no matter how much work you put into them. The most common opinion is that new sailboats lose their value on a bell curve, and you will make the most of your investment if you sell a new boat within four years.

Buying a much older boat is cheaper initially, but may cost you ten fold in maintenance and upgrades if it hasn’t been looked after well by the previous owner. You should always use a well regarded surveyor before buying a sailboat to make sure you are paying a fair price.

Larger sailboats typically cost more than smaller ones. You can buy a small used sailing dinghy for around £1000, which will be suitable for hobby sailing for a few hours on lakes or close to shore in calm weather. This is a great option if you’re keen to learn to sail on a small budget.

Here are a few price comparisons on new boats of different sizes.

Average Prices Of 22ft yachts

  • Catalina 22 Sport:  $27,000 + VAT
  • Marlow Hunter 22:  $30,000 + VAT
  • Marblehead 22:  $84,000 + VAT

Average prices of 40ft – 45ft yachts

  • Lagoon 40:  $400,000 + VAT
  • Hanse 418:  $200,000 + VAT
  • Ovni 445:  $600,000 + VAT

Monohull or Multihull

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With two engines, two hulls and a lot more space multihulls fetch a premium. In recent years they have become more popular than ever, and therefore they are a lot more expensive both new and used than monohulls. They are also more expensive to upkeep and more expensive to run.

Well-known, high-end brands often come with a higher price tag. As you can see from the chart above, even sailboats of the same or very similar size can vary hugely in price. This is partly down to the reputation of the brand and boat manufacturer. If the boat has the reputation of being of excellent build quality then it will undoubtedly demand a higher price tag!

Additional amenities and technology can increase the cost. If you’re buying a new boat then it will likely come with all the essentials like depth souder and wind gauge (or this may be something you will need to add on as an extra). Used boats will come with whatever they come with, which may mean outdated or broken equipment, or none at all.

When we bought our used boat we drew up a spreadsheet of all the equipment we considered essential and we added missing equipment onto the cost of the sailboat, so that we knew how much extra we would have to spend after purchase.

Some things, like our sailboat watermaker , might not be essential to others but have changed our lives aboard.

Even things like our lithium marine batteries would now be on our ‘essentials’ list, as they are so power and cost effective compared to the alternatives.

⚡ We use BattleBorn batteries and recommend them highly. You can check them out here. ⚡

A used sailboat may be less expensive, but will almost certainly require more maintenance and upkeep. You can tackle a lot of boat maintenance yourself with the help of YouTube sailing channels and a decent sailboat toolkit , and this will keep costs down considerably.

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍Overall, it is important to carefully consider all factors and do thorough research before making a purchase decision for a sailboat

The Average Cost Of A New Cruising Sailboat

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We’ve classed a cruising boat as one you could live on comfortably as a couple, so ranging from around 38ft to 50ft.

On average, a new cruising sailboat can cost anywhere from $100,000 to over $1 million . Some popular brands, such as Beneteau and Jeanneau, offer models in the $200,000 to $400,000 range.

Luxury cruising sailboats from well-known brands like Hanse or any catamarans can easily exceed $500,000.

Of course, the cost will also depend on the size and features of the boat. A smaller, basic cruising sailboat may be closer to $100,000 while larger boats with more amenities can easily surpass the million-dollar mark.

Keep in mind that these prices do not include additional expenses for maintenance and upkeep.‍‍

Here are some examples:

  • Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 : $300,000 + VAT
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 : $400,000
  • Amel 50:  $1,100,000 + VAT
  • Hallberg Rassy 57:  £1,400,000  VAT

Used Cruising Sailboat Prices

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The cost of a used cruising sailboat will depend on factors such as age, condition, and previous ownership.

A well-maintained, newer model used sailing boat can range from $50,000 to over $200,000. Older boats or those in need of repairs may be less expensive, but require more investment in upkeep and maintenance. You could pick up a used 38ft sailboat for around $40,000, though it will likely need some attention before it is ready to sail.

It is important to thoroughly inspect a used sailboat before purchasing and factor in potential repair costs. As with buying a new boat, the cost of owning and maintaining a used sailboat should also be considered. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍

Overall, the price of a used cruising sailboat can vary greatly and it is hard to give an average price, but expect to pay around $50,000 to $100,000 and then extra for maintenance.

  • Tayana 37:  $30,000-90,000
  • Moody 44:  €60,000-100,000
  • Lagoon 380:  $150,000-350,000
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42:  $130,000-200,000
  • Ovni 445:  $300,000-500,000
  • Hans Christian 48:  $120,000-180,000

How Much Does A Small Sailboat Cost?

Small sailboats, also known as dinghies or day sailors, can range from around $10,000 to $50,000. This cost will depend on factors such as size, brand, and features.

Used small sailboats may be less expensive, but it is important to carefully consider the condition and potential repairs that may be needed. A well-maintained, newer model used dinghy or day sailor can range from $5,000 to $20,000. Again, small catamarans tend to be more expensive than monohulls.

In addition to the initial purchase cost, owning a small sailboat also includes expenses for storage, maintenance, and necessary gear and equipment.

  • Hobie 16:  $11,000 + VAT
  • Catalina 22 Sport:  $28,000 + VAT
  • Catalina 22:  $3,000-22,000
  • Cape Dory 25:  $2,000-10,000
  • Catalina 27:  $4,000-15,000
  • Bristol 27:  $3,000-10,000

How Do People Finance Sailboats?

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Sailboats can be a major financial investment, and many people choose to finance their purchase through a loan from a bank or other lending institution. It is important to carefully consider the terms of the loan and make sure that monthly payments fit into one’s budget.

Some boat dealers may offer financing options or payment plans. However, it is important to thoroughly research these options and compare them with outside lenders before making a decision.

In some cases, people may also use savings or sell assets in order to pay for a sailboat.

In addition to the initial cost of purchasing a sailboat, it is important to also factor in expenses for maintenance, storage, insurance, and necessary gear and equipment. Owning a sailboat can be a rewarding experience, but it is important to carefully plan for all associated costs before making a financial commitment. ‍‍‍‍‍‍

You can find out the cost of owning a sailboat before you decide to buy, and don’t forget it is possible to make money living on a sailboat to keep the kitty topped up. ‍‍

Overall, the cost of owning a sailboat varies greatly and depends on personal preferences and budget. It is important to thoroughly research all financing options and consider the ongoing expenses before committing to a purchase.

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Sailboat?

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The cost of building a sailboat can vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of the boat. Hiring a professional to build a custom sailboat can range from $50,000 to over $200,000.

Alternatively, some people may choose to build their own sailboat with materials and tools. This option can be less expensive, but also requires considerable time and effort. The cost of building a sailboat oneself will also depend on the materials used and any necessary equipment or hired help.

Overall, the cost of building a sailboat is quite personal based on budget, sailing needs, and willingness to DIY or hire professionals. Remember that if you choose to build the boat yourself you will need a covered space big enough to do so, and a way to transport it to water when you’re finished. All these costs can add up considerably!

Where Is The Cheapest Place To Buy A Sailboat?

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Prices can vary by region and market demand. When we were first looking for a sailboat we realised they were a lot cheaper in the US. The only problem with buying there was that we wouldn’t have been able to get a visa long enough to give us time to work on the boat before leaving the country.

Another top tip is to look for sailboats in places that are ‘jump off points’. For example, many people will cross the Atlantic and sell after achieving their dream of crossing an ocean, or reach the beginning of a daunting ocean crossing like Panama to cross the Pacific, and realise it’s something they don’t have an appetite for. There are also cheaper boats in more remote, harder to get to places.

Some people may choose to purchase their sailboat in a different country or region in order to find a lower price, but it is important to factor in any necessary transportation and import fees.

Keep an eye on prices of boats around the world to get a good idea of where you can snap up the best bargain.

Conclusion: How Much Do Sailboats Cost?

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All in all, the cost of a sailboat can vary greatly depending on factors such as size, age, and whether it is purchased or built. It is important to thoroughly consider all financing options and ongoing expenses before making a commitment to purchase or build a sailboat.

Find out how much new sails cost as an example of something you might have to budget for when purchasing a new sailboat.

Ultimately, owning a sailboat can be a rewarding experience but careful planning is necessary for successful budgeting and enjoyment. ‍‍‍‍‍‍If you’re looking for more sailing or liveaboard tips then follow us on social media to stay up to date with our latest articles.

Happy sailing!

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How Much Is a Sailboat? (Average Cost of Buying & Owning)

Average Cost of Buying and Owning a Sailboat | Life of Sailing

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Daniel Wade

June 15, 2022

You've probably spent an afternoon at a busy marina, right? And whether you've sailed with a crew or are simply attracted to the leisurely lifestyle of sailing along the coast, being the proud owner of a sailboat is a dream of many. But what is the average cost of buying and owning a sailboat? This comprehensive guide will help you understand the realities of buying and owning a sailboat.

If you've spent time on a friend's sailboat or enjoyed a few weekends with a sailboat rental, you certainly know that having your sailboat can be an incredible experience. Having your own sailboat can give you the freedom to enjoy sailing, exploring, fishing, and watersport while creating fun memories with friends and loved ones. If anything, sailing is an activity that you can indulge in and enjoy anytime you like.

Most of us have been told that you need "Mt. Everest" sort of money to own a sailboat. This is just a widespread misconception that can take the wind out of your sails, so to speak, before you even hit the waters. Although owning a sailboat does cost money, it's quite affordable than most people think.in addition to the cost of buying your sailboat, there are other costs and expenses to consider. It only makes sense that you know all the costs involved in boat ownership so that you come up with a better plan and budget.

So what's the average cost of buying and owning a sailboat? The price of owning a sailboat may vary depending on several factors such as the size of the sailboat, its model, whether it's new or used, and how often you use the sailboat. For example, a new Islander 36' can cost nearly $150,000 while a used one can cost you around $40,000. Again, the price of a new 26' Catalina can cost you around $80,000 while a used one can cost you about $20,000. The annual maintenance cost can range between $2,000 and $3,000 for most boats while the total annual costs can be somewhere between $3,000 and $7,000.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll show you all the costs you've ever wanted to know when it comes to buying and owning a sailboat. This will at least ensure that you spend less time worrying about the costs of owning a sailboat. Instead, you'll spend more time having fun, exploring the world, and having fun with friends and family.

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The Initial Purchase Cost

The most obvious cost involved in buying a sailboat is the initial purchase cost. The price of the boat will vary depending on a few factors such as the type of the boat, the size, whether it's new or used, its condition, and many more.

In most cases, buying a used boat is a lot cheaper than buying a brand new boat. Keep in mind that buying a brand new boat is almost comparable to buying a brand new car. You'll not only pay a huge premium but its value will depreciate immediately after you buy it. More importantly, you should first consider the types of activities you want to use the boat for and how often you'll be hitting the waters.

When buying a used boat , the rule of thumb is to prudently look for a 2 to 10-year-old boat. This is a great way of saving on the initial purchase cost. You should, however, check if it's in perfect condition. For example, you should get an expert to check the viability of the hull, drivetrain, and even the engine if it has any.

If you don't have enough cash to buy a sailboat outright, you can consider various financing options that are available out there. You can either choose to use your bank of a specialized marine lender. Keep in mind that factors such as your income, credit rating, and the value of the boat may be considered. These options can make boat ownership quite affordable, though you may have to pay some down payment.

Normally, brand new boats will come with warranties but this may not be the case when buying used boats, especially from an individual. You should, however, make sure that you get a warranty of some kind to cover you in case of anything negative. You should ask for maintenance logs and receipts for parts or repairs.

Buying a Brand New or a Used Sailboat

In addition to the typical costs of owning a boat such as maintenance and mooring, which we will discuss later, buying a brand new or a used sailboat come with potential hidden charges. They include:

Surveying or Inspection Cost - It's generally advisable that you have the boat inspected before purchasing it. This, of course, is crucial whether you're buying a brand new boat or a used boat. So in addition to the cost of buying the boat, you should also have inspection fees that could be around $1,500 for inspection fees and around $800 for the survey.

Buying a boat without proper inspection can be detrimental especially if it turns out that the boat is in bad condition. It would be really short-sighted on your part to buy a boat without proper inspection especially if you take into account the fact that marine mechanics are very complicated and costly. Normally, inspection should be carried out by a profession but here are some of the things to look at.

  • ‍Check the sails, batteries, and the engine
  • Pull out the dipstick and check the engine
  • Check the boat's hull
  • Make sure that the safety gears of the boat are in tip-top condition

Even though pre-purchase boat inspection can be grueling especially if you're looking at many different boats, it's of great importance if you do not want to waste your hard-earned money by purchasing a lemon. You should, therefore, always consider paying for a thorough and professional inspection even if it means you'll lose $1,500 and end up not buying the boat.

With that in mind, you should be prepared to pay for inspection whether or not you'll make the final decision to purchase the boat. For instance, you can carry out an inspection, get unsatisfied, and choose not to buy the boat. In such a scenario, you'll be short of $1,500 and still walk home without a boat.

Add-ons - Generally speaking, a boat should come with essential add-ons such as sails, anchors, life jackets, and rigs. But what if the particular boat that has captured your attention doesn't have this essential add-on? Well, you may have to go into your pocket and buy these add-ons. However, make sure that you use such add-ons to negotiate for a lowered price.

Depreciation - Needless to say, the cost of a brand new boat will depreciate immediately after you buy it. In other words, it's not possible to sell the boat at the same price at which you bought it.

Although it's generally said that the value of a boat depreciates quickly after purchase, it's quite difficult to predict the rate of such depreciation. Figures will, of course, vary depending on various factors such as the style and age of the boat. To give you a rough idea, new boats may lose around 40-50% of the initial purchasing cost in the first 8 or 10 years.

This depreciation rate will reduce about 5% annually after 10 years, though the condition of the boat may have a significant bearing on the value of the boat. You may have to replace things such as the sails, electronics, batteries, and canvas after every 5 years. But with proper care and maintenance, these parts can last longer and save you from unexpected expenditures.

Moorings and Storage of the Boat

The cost of mooring your boat may vary based on the nature of the marina, the facility, and the region. However, it's easy to quantify these costs, even though you'll have to do some considerable legwork if you want a budget-friendly option. You can easily find a mooring costing about $500 for a 30ft boat but the same space can cost well over $6,000 in prime locations.

In addition to working within a budget, the most important thing is to ensure that your boat is securely moored or stored, especially against pilings, banging, spillage, or breaking free. Without this, you could end up having to deal with avoidable repair costs.

Insurance, Registration, and Taxes

Insurance is not a major expense, particularly when compared to other costs. In fact, it's relatively cheaper and should be a problem. The cost of insuring a boat will depend directly on the value of the boat. Generally, the insurance cost maybe about 1.5% of the boat's value. For example, if the value of your boat is $30,000, the insurance cost may be about $450. Believe it or not, the insurance cost of your boat is a lot cheaper than the insurance cost of the car despite the significantly lower value of the car.

In terms of taxes, this may vary depending on your state. For example, South Carolina charges about 10.5% of the boat's yearly value while Rhode Island has no boat tax. The registration cost may also vary from state to state but may cost about $250.

Maintenance Costs and Repairs

Just like any automobile, owning a boat comes with monthly and yearly maintenance costs. The costs may, however, vary depending on the type of the boat, its size, the rate of use, and your geographical region (such as saltwater and freshwater).

Needless to say, a new boat will cost a lot less in terms of maintenance than a used boat. There are engine maintenance costs, hull maintenance, winterizing, rigging inspection, sail assessing, and many more. Generally, the yearly maintenance cost can be 10% of the boat's value. For example, maintaining a boat worth $30,000 would be $3,000 per year. You may also have to consider some unexpected repair costs in case there's unplanned damage on your boat.

Operating Expenses

There will, of course, be operating expenses every time you run your boat. For example, you'll have to fuel the boat if you aren't planning on using the free winds to sail. On top of the fuel costs, there are other costs but this may depend on the type of your boat. For example, you may have to buy fuel additives to eradicate ethanol problems if your boat has a carbureted engine. If your boat uses some sort of electricity, you may want to consider expenses such as electricity bills.

So how much should you budget for operating expenses? This may be difficult to say as it can vary greatly. It may depend on the amount of time you spend on the water and how often you go sailing. It's, however, advisable to budget beforehand to at least have an idea of what to expect.

15 Popular Sailboats and How Much They Cost

While there are a lot of great sailboats out there that can be quite affordable, others can be very expensive. But even with that, there are a lot of great boats that are affordable and can serve you well. Let's look at these 15 popular sailboats and how much they cost.

1) Catalina 30 ($18,000)

Depending on the year of production, a Catalina 30 can cost around $18,000. Having been around since 1972, the Catalina 30 is known for its great performance both when racing and cruising. This is a boat that will never let you down when sailing or racing. Well, that's because it brings forth a perfect blend of comfort, durability, and speed. If anything, buying a Catalina 30 would mean that you're the proud owner of one of the most popular sailboats of all time.

The Catalina 30 is very affordable and comes fairly equipped as a very basic but reliable boat, though you can significantly improve its functionality if you customize it. There are so many Catalina 30s in the globe that it shouldn't be a problem finding one that suits your budget in terms of the initial purchase cost and maintenance cost.

But like with any boat, you should be willing to compromise when it comes to certain features. However, you can significantly improve it if you spend some amount on improving it. All in all, a Catalina 30 is one of the most affordable and easy to maintain boats in the world.

2) Islander 36 ($22,000 and above)

Built from 1971 to 1985, the Islander 36 was and remains one of the longest-lived 36-footers in the U.S. market. With over 1,000 units built during that period, this was a sailboat that was designed by the widely revered Australian boat designer, Alan Gurney. It's possible to find a worthy Islander 36 for $22,000 or slightly above that. This is perhaps because it goes against the normal norm of using a balsa deck. Instead, the Islander 36 is designed with plywood, which increases weight and elegance but can be prone to rot.

In the past, the Islander 36 looked conservatively modern given that it had a flattish appearance. But by today's standards, the Islander 36's hull is very ideal for both racing and cruising. It has a moderate beam and perfectly carried aft so that it doesn't squat excessively even when the boat is fully loaded.

This is a boat that is easy to sail single-handedly, especially with an autopilot. It has superb speed and points well into the wind. It also offers plenty of space and the utmost fun when sailing in windy conditions. In terms of maintenance, the Islander 36 is made with very durable parts that make it a lot easier to maintain. It also has one of the best values, especially if you want it for coastal sailing.

3) Contessa 32 ($30,000-$50,000)

Designed in 1970 by David Sadler and Jeremy Rogers, the Contessa is a very capable and larger alternative of the Contessa 26. With over 750 units built, the Contessa 32 remains one of the most popular cruiser-racer sailboats of all time so it's not a surprise that its cost can be quite hefty.

This is a seaworthy vessel that's superb for offshore voyages even when the weather seems to be extreme. In other words, the Contessa 32 has become widely revered thanks to its ability to endure rough seas and harsh weather. That's not all; a Contessa 32 will never disappoint you in a race.

In essence, the Contessa 32 is a great boat that will give you the confidence of sailing far and wide even single-handed. This is an incredible upwind boat that's impeccably behaved and easy to maneuver, though it can be a bit difficult to handle when sailing downwind. If you own a Contessa 32, you'll never crave anything else as it's durable, easy to maintain, and will serve you across generations.

This is not just another fiberglass boat. It's a great boat that may seem expensive given its initial cost but has unmatched curricula vitae. This is a worthy sailboat that means that you'll be joining a cult of the few.

4) Pearson 34 ($14,000-$30,000)

Pearson is one of the well-known producers of sailboats in the world. Since the 1980s, the Pearson 34 has been magnificently sailing the blue waters thanks to its superb sails, electronics, and equipment.

This is, without a doubt, a real eye-catcher that's highly comfortable for day sailing, weekends, and extended voyages. In terms of pricing, the Pearson 34 is fairly priced though it may seem quite expensive when compared to most sailboats on this list. However, that may not be true especially if you consider the many features that come with the Pearson 34.

This is a sailboat that can be easily handled by two people, which is one of the main reasons that it remains competitive in the market today. This boat has plenty of room but has some shortcomings such as small tankage of 22 gallons. Its 6 foot daft can also be an issue but this isn't an issue in a keel version.

In short, the Pearson sails are great and are easy to handle though you'll have to make sure that it's perfectly maintained, which can be quite costly.

5) Nordic 40 ($130,000 and above)

Designed by Robert H. Perry, the Nordic 40 is thus far the biggest and the most expensive boat on our list. This is an excellent offshore sailboat that's willing to take on many challenges with a special aura.

In addition to being quite roomy, the Nordic 40 has a deep-draft fin keel that gives it a superior windward ability. It has large fuel tanks and fresh water tanks that will ensure that you're sufficiently fueled for your voyages.

This is a thoughtfully designed sailboat that should offer the utmost comfort for your bluewater escapades. It will allow you to confidently cruise through your chosen grounds with ease while turning heads. Given that it's a pretty large boat, you should be prepared for some hefty maintenance costs. All you have to do is make sure that you take good care of it if you're lucky enough to find one to purchase.

In short, the Nordic 40 should be in excellent condition at all times. Make sure that the sails are in top condition and upgraded at all times. If you want to enhance your sailing experience, make sure that the interior is also upgraded to modern standards. All in all, this is a gem that you'd be very lucky to call yours.

6) Peterson 44 ($73,500-$230,000)

Designed by Doug Peterson for Jack Kelly Yachts in 1976, the 44 is a dedicated cruiser that can sail perfectly in any type of wind. With only 200 units built, finding this unbeatable sailboat is quite difficult but not impossible. For those who have owned it, they have nothing but lots of praise for this moderate-displacement blue-water design.

With a low-profile center cockpit, the 44 remains an eye-catcher not just physically but also aesthetically. The long-fin keel with a cutaway forefoot and after-body is essential in reducing wetted surface. The 44 is easy on the helm with a servo-pendulum wind vane that makes handling quite controllable. It's even much better if you use autopilot with many owners reporting that heaving-to with a reefed main and staysail set is the best option, especially in heavy weather.

30 years since it debuted, the 44s still play the seas. Ask any owner of this beauty and he/she will tell that the boat's performance is impressive and among the best. Both Jack Kelly and Doug Peterson were from San Diego and many of these units were sold on the West Coast.

Today, this is a classic that many owners are very proud of. This is a fine sailboat that was designed for long voyages given its ample accommodation and comfort. It is also more solid and very dependable.

7) Nor'Sea 27 (Less than $30,000)

This 27-footer sailboat designed by Lyle Hess is one of the most ocean-capable and quite affordable sailboats that are still in production today. This is a very compact sailboat that can be moved safely and easily by trailer from one area to another or across any ocean.

Do not get duped by its small and compact size; this is a very solid sailboat that can withstand even the worst of weather conditions. In addition to a lapstrake fiberglass hull, this boat has sturdy bulwarks, a full keel, and a round stern that gives it the utmost seaworthiness.

The Nor'Sea should just be evaluated in terms of features. It should also be evaluated in terms of its sailing performance and comfort too. This is a versatile boat that is of high quality. It is a tight little boat that is spacious and can be easily transported. The cost of the used models may vary considerably but this may depend on the age of the boat, condition, and quality of finish. Given that this is one of the most transportable boats, it will be sold together with a trailer. As such, you shouldn't overlook the cost of replacing a trailer as it can cost as much as $9,000. So if you need an affordable and compact boat to circumnavigate the globe, the Nor'Sea 27 may be a good option.

8) Cal 34 ($19,000-$30,000)

Designed by Bill Lapworth, the Cal 34 is a beautifully balanced boat that will make sailing quite delightful. This is a very dependable boat that has a solid reputation not just for its rugged design but also for its incredible sailing characteristics.

Although Lapworth was not the inventor of light-displacement cruiser-racers, he puts his stamp on this design. This is one of the most successful sailboats that have had various configurations from 1966 to 1979. This model has an enviable reputation as one of the best-designed sailboats in the industry. Its performance is superb and can mix with the best racers even though it's typically a cruiser.

It has various extras that make it safe and comfortable. For example, this boat comes with a cockpit cushion, sound system, outboard, and superb ground tackle. This is, without a doubt, a worthy sailboat that will serve you well for many years to come as long as you maintain and service it properly.

According to owners, the Cal 34 requires a good breeze to get it moving. This is because it has a trapezoidal fin keel that brings a more wetted surface than most modern fin keelboats. It has a lot of efficient features such as better sail handling layout, efficient rig. Wheel steering, diesel engine, anchor locker, a more useful interior layout, and bigger water capacity.

When buying an older model, keep in mind that most parts are now obsolete and can be difficult to find. So if the boat is not properly maintained, you may find yourself a boat with hard-to-find parts.

9) Catalina 38 ($25,000-$75,000)

With its reputation, it is not surprising that the owners of the Catalina 38 agree that sailing windward is like sailing on rails while it does magnificently well in light air. Debuted in 1978, this racer-cruiser was designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Although it's currently out of production, there are about 365 units built from 1978 to 1990.

Down below, the Catalina 38 is designed molded hull liner and teak trims and veneers like the ones used in drawer facings, doors, and bulkheads. Like most boats designed as IOR warhorses, they tend to be unstable downwind and this is a major drawback that you should consider when buying the 38. To deal with this, you shouldn't overpower or sail it extremely hard given that it's unstable and can topple over.

As a recreational keelboat built mainly of fiberglass, the Catalina 38 has nurtured loyal following with many owners praising its design, quality, and performance. This is a classic boat that's rare and considered some sort of vintage, so you'll be very lucky to get your hand on it. All in all, the Catalina 38 will perform consistently and magnificently for many years to come provided that you're lucky to get your hands on one of them.

10) Hunter 33 ($55,000-$95,000)

Although the Hunter 33 originally debuted in 1977, there's a new model that was introduced in 2011. This new model doesn't have the old-fashion features of the original Hunter 33 but is selling quite well given that it's devoted to pursuing innovations. In addition to being quite modern, this is an affordable (by its standards) boat that combines ease of handling, comfort, and incredible performance. This is a model that seems determined to make sailing less complex and more fun.

Despite such an overall impressive quality and performance, you can purchase the Hunter 33 for less than $100,000. More importantly, the boat is solid on the water. The hull is solid and is strengthened to ensure that it doesn't suffer from any impact. Thanks to its upgraded quality construction, excellent design features, and comprehensive standard gear package, it's very likely that the Hunter 33 is on its way to becoming another bestseller from one of America's well-known boat brands.

11) Tayana 37 ($34,000)

The Tayana 37 has a real love story that may be so captivating to any boat lover. This boat was done in the 1970s by Robert Perry who is still considered as arguably one of the most prolific boat designers to ever grace the world. When designing the Tayana 37, Perry wanted it to be a cruising sailboat with a more traditional touch in terms of appearance and features.

The Tayana 37 was, therefore, designed with a moderately heavy displacement, a very efficient cutter rig with a modern touch, and a long waterline. Perry's main intention was to market the Tayana 37 as a boat with a double-ended hull that could keep the displacement moderate while performing efficiently.

In essence, Perry was inspired to design the Tayana 37 as a typical Taiwanese boat, so it's important to read much about the Tayana 37 before buying it. When compared to other boats of her size and type, and displacement, a well-equipped Tayana 37 stands well above the rest. You'll, of course, have to handle it properly and well-maintained. This will be a great retirement sailboat, especially if you're experienced and planning to sail as a couple.

12) Contessa 26 ($18,000)

Like her bigger sister that we discussed earlier, the Contessa 26 was designed by David Sadler and Jeremy Rodgers in the 1960s. This is a sailboat that goes against the norm by showing that a boat doesn't have to necessarily be fast or have a groundbreaking design to be considered legendary.

With a posse of young adventurers, Contessa 26 captured the hearts and minds of many sailors across the world. This not only made it legendary but ensured that it had a place in the memories of many sailors. That's not all; the Contessa 26 held its place as a strong and seaworthy boat. In addition to performing excellently well in transatlantic races of yesteryears, the Contessa 26 was good-looking. It has a narrow beam and a low freeboard but with a large cockpit for such a small boat.

Although its upwind performance is wanting, you won't require much wind to get it moving but will be guaranteed of surviving nearly any storm. As one of the most popular British sailboats, Contessa 26 remains one of the most affordable sailboats in the world. You can get a perfectly maintained Contessa 26 with as little as $18,000.

13) Bristol 40 ($29,000-$49,000)

Designed by Ted Hood in 1970, the Bristol 40 remains one of the best cruising sailboats of all time. This is a reliable and attractive passagemaker that can be summed as being an eloquently excellent offshore design that looks perfect but very slow.

But whatever it misses in terms of speed, the Bristol 40 compensates in its construction. With an excellent hull that is also bulletproof, it is perfect and very stable with a long keel that always receives high grades from owners.

The Bristol 40 may not be a modern design but you'll find it quite appealing if you like traditional sailboats. It has long overhangs, low freeboard, a lovely sheerline, an undistorted hull shape, a narrow cabin trunk, and a narrow beam that's typically associated with the gorgeous sailboat of the past.

This is an exceptionally gorgeous sailboat that's carefully refined and very popular with fantastic owners who are always willing to pay high prices just to be proud owners of a sailboat design that has been around for over 3 decades. This can be a great option if you like the traditional looks of past sailboats. It's perfect for coastal cruising but may let you down for offshore voyages.

14) Island Packet 31 ($35,000-$50,000)

If you've been looking for a gorgeous sailboat that's perfect for shallow water sailing, the Island Packet 31 is one of the best options. This is a boat that's designed with the kind of shoal-draft required to safely navigate shallow coastal waters.

Let's be very honest. The Island Packet 31 is not the fastest boat and surely not one of the fastest boats out there. Fortunately, this small-sized boat isn't designed to win races. Instead, it's designed for leisurely cruises around the coastal areas. That's why it delivers ultimate comfort and interior volume, as well as a smooth and soft motion when sailing.

It has a solid fiberglass hull that's finished with a high-end end-grain balsa core deck to prevent rot and delamination. We have to note that her seaworthy credentials aren't among the best but it can be a solid investment if you're looking for a good-looking boat that may serve you perfectly in shallow waters.

But before investing your hard-cash in buying this beauty, make sure that every gear is working perfectly. For instance, look at the wind indicators, the halyards, and every other part. You certainly do not want a gear that isn't working as this may cost you an additional $1,200.

15) Tartan 37 ($23,000 Upwards)

If you look at the gorgeously pleasing and modern lines of the Tartan 37, you'd find it quite hard to believe that this model was designed way back in 1976. Designed by Charlie Britton in collaboration with Sparkman & Stephens design team, Tartan 37 remains a beauty that is functional and reliable, especially for offshore cruising and racing.

The Tartan 37 remains a popular choice for several reasons. With a carefully hand-laid hull, this boat is molded as a single unit. Various high-stress areas such as the mast step, engine bed, thru-hulls, shroud terminals, and keel sections are cored with solid glass and end-grain balsa to make them extremely strong.

In terms of performance, this boat is a great performer in the off wind and will hold its own among the best. It has plenty of rudder contributions as well as incredible control especially when in full motion.

The Tartan has great value but this may depend on several factors such as condition, year of manufacture, and equipment such as electronics. So when buying a used Tartan 37, make sure that it's in a good and capable condition. All in all, the Tartan 37 is a reliable and proven sailboat that should fit the billBottom Line.

Bottom Line

Owning a sailboat is not an easy adventure but nobody said it's impossible. You certainly do not have to be a millionaire to own one! The most important thing when it comes to owning a boat is knowing the type of boat that you desire, how much it costs, and the many but affordable costs that revolve around owning a boat. If you plan appropriately and have a reasonable budget, then buying and owning a boat should be an enjoyable adventure.

As such, you shouldn't have the idea that owning a boat is a costly endeavor. They come at various prices, so you should go for something that you can afford. And whatever type of boat you own, it's important to have an idea of the costs of owning one. More importantly, make sure that these costs are kept in check.

Go out there and enjoy the winds!

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Red Lobster lists 99 restaurants closed in 28 states: See locations closing in your state

Dozens of Red Lobster restaurants have abruptly closed across the country and the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Florida on Sunday.

As of Wednesday morning, the company's website lists 99 locations closed across 28 states , with some of them having their kitchen equipment auctioned off on an online restaurant liquidator last week. That is an additional 12 locations than previously reported by USA TODAY.

The liquidator, TAGeX Brands, announced last week it was auctioning off equipment from 48 locations that have closed. The website said that each winner would receive the "entire contents of the Red Lobster location they bid on."

The company's bankruptcy filing in the Middle District of Florida details how Red Lobster has struggled in various ways , including a 30% drop in guests since 2019. In a 124-page document obtained by USA TODAY on Tuesday, Red Lobster CEO Jonathan Tibus explains why the seafood restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy on Sunday and why he supports the decision.

"Recently, the debtors have faced a number of financial and operational challenges, including a difficult macroeconomic environment, a bloated and underperforming restaurant footprint, failed or ill-advised strategic initiatives, and increased competition within the restaurant industry," Tibus said in the bankruptcy document.

Here's what we know about the closures, including a state-by-state breakdown of closed locations.

Red Lobster closings map: Red Lobster closings dot the country. We mapped out where all 99 are located.

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Each of these restaurants are currently listed as temporarily closed on the website. Click on the state to see locations in that area or scroll through the list:

Alabama | Arizona | California | Colorado | Florida | Georgia | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Louisiana | Maryland | Michigan | Mississippi | Missouri | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Oklahoma | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin |

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  • Altamonte Springs
  • Daytona Beach Shores
  • Gainesville
  • Jacksonville (Commerce Center Drive)  
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  • Jacksonville (City Station Drive)
  • Jensen Beach
  • Kissimmee (West Vine St.)
  • Orlando (E. Colonial Dr.)
  • Orlando (W. Colonial Dr.)
  • Orlando (Golden Sky Lane) 
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  • Tampa (Palm Pointe Dr.)
  • Bloomingdale
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  • Kansas City
  • Bossier City
  • Gaithersburg
  • Silver Spring
  • Fort Gratiot


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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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South carolina.

  • Myrtle Beach (Hwy. 17 N.)
  • Memphis (Winchester Rd.)
  • Dallas (E. Technology Blvd.)
  • Dallas (Vantage Point Dr.)
  • Houston (FM 1960 Rd W.)
  • Lake Jackson
  • San Antonio (Interstate 35 S.)
  • Colonial Heights
  • Newport News
  • Williamsburg

Who own Red Lobster restaurants?

Thai Unio n  Group  − which is based in Thailand − has been the largest shareholder since 2020, owning 49% of the company.  Darden Restaurants  originally sold off Red Lobster to private equity firm  Golden Gate Capital  in 2014 for about $2.1 billion.

Contributing: Jonathan Limehouse, USA TODAY

Gabe Hauari is a national trending news reporter at USA TODAY. You can follow him on X  @GabeHauari  or email him at [email protected].

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Giant home-made dream boat nears final stages

Monroe County, N.Y. (WROC) — We first met Scott Smith right as his dream was taking shape.

Smith, who at the time was on the verge of retiring from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, decided to start building a boat.

But not just any boat – a 41-foot “Diesel Duck”, which is a bus-sized boat that is mainly made out of wood.

“Life’s no fun when you don’t have any dreams anymore and I think it’s alright to try,” Smith said at the time as he was laying down the first planks.

That was 7 years ago.

Today, what’s built still sits in his backyard and not the in the ocean, but there has been progress.

A lot of it.

The sides are up and the rooms look like rooms, but there’s still a good amount of work to be done.

Not helping things, Smith says, is the significant increase of the price of wood during the pandemic.

“Just like everybody else, you deal with it, you persevere, but you have to take smaller bites because of the cost impact,” Smith said.

Finances, though, haven’t been the only thing dragging on the dream…

“I tried to hit certain milestones over the years, but then it made it less fun and more like work and this is supposed to be fun so I work on it when I can work on it and every day if you get a little bit of progress that’s something,” Smith said.

Asked how much longer this could take, Smith jokingly said two years adding most boat builders always say that so when the boat does hit the water, the launch is two years ahead of schedule.

While the project is costing more and taking longer than expected, Smith says there’s no regret.

“I still enjoy it,” he said. “Obviously some days are better than others but there’s a sense of peace when you can come out here and plug away and I enjoy creating something, it fulfills those creative needs … I still believe that you have to have a willingness to dream, you can’t be afraid to take some chances.”

And even if you launch and the winds take you to places unknown and even if your journey slows and gets choppy, one look inside Smith’s shed and one sees you don’t need an ocean to keep even the biggest dream afloat.

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Salesforce, Agilent fall; HP, Foot Locker rise, Thursday, 5/30/2024

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Salesforce Inc., down $53.61 to $218.01.

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Agilent Technologies Inc., down $14.06 to $131.42.

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American Eagle Outfitters Inc., down $1.82 to $22.23.

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UiPath Inc., down $6.23 to $12.07.

The enterprise automation software developer cut its revenue forecast for the year.

Capri Holdings Ltd., down 33 cents to $33.85.

The owner of Michael Kors and other fashion brands reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings below Wall Street expectations.

Foot Locker Inc., up $3.37 to $25.89.

The shoe store beat analysts’ first-quarter earnings forecasts.

Burlington Stores Inc., up $35.19 to $235.55.

The discount retailer raised its earnings forecast for the year.

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