These size boats require a big car to tow however they make for a great rig to keep stored at the local boat house / boat club saving the costs associated with owning a large tow vehicle. This quality make is an affordable entry level rig to learn to sail on or take the family out for a weekend of sailing enjoyment. As with most TS’s they are older mix of craft, but like this one, you can still find a well maintained and loved one.
One great feature is that they have a relatively flat bottom which helps if you want to beach them or the tide drops out from under you that the boats don’t list over too much. Another feature is that the pop top allows great head room for tall folk and opens up the cabin to allow more ventilation and light inside and best of all the boat can be sailed whilst the pop top is up. If the wind drops out, the boat can be powered by the Tohatsu 8Hp long shaft motor. This has a 25l fuel tank offering plenty of range if needed and the 8Hp will generate a good turn of speed.
Most of the sailing has been with a main and the genoa and all are in workable condition. The keel is electrically motorised via a cable for ease of pressing a button. The cabin as pictured is comfortable and well laid out with the creature comforts one wants for an overnighter. The galley is well equipped with lighting, a stove, sink with approx. 60l fresh water storage aboard and plenty of storage is offered for the rations and crockery.
When it comes to used boats, it’s likely your watercraft is going to be your second or third largest investment behind your house and car. This is the reason John Crawford Marine goes to extensive lengths to ensure every boat that rolls out of our Brisbane boat yard goes through a range of comprehensive checks and maintenance audits before it is even listed as a used boat for sale.
This means when you walk into our Brisbane boat dealership, you know every boat is quality assured, meaning you can get on the water quicker.
Private boat sales are great, but what are you actually buying?
Don’t run the gauntlet – with us it’s clear sailing!
Now don’t get us wrong, we’re not suggesting for a second that you don’t look around for a great price on a boat, in fact we encourage it! We just want to make sure that everyone on the water is safe, happy and doesn’t put their boat (or their friends and family) in any type of danger.
Unless you know what to look for – hidden mechanical problems, leaks, incorrect or inferior screw & bolts, etc for fixes – there’s a possibility your dream boat will quickly turn into a money pit.
John Crawford Marine completes the following checks:-
If you’re in another state and see a boat that you would like to purchase through John Crawford Marine, we can assist and prepare your boat for transport to anywhere in mainland Australia. We’ve sold boats to customers in every state and territory in Australia and even to customers abroad.
When you buy a used boat through John Crawford Marine you get quality and peace of mind. Time and Tide waits for no man – call us today on (07) 3890 2322.