LocationPort Clinton, OH
C&C Redline 41
Hunter 41 DS
LocationCobourg, Ontario, Canada
Caliber 35 Sloop
LocationFair Haven, NY
Rafiki 35 Sloop
C&C 35 MKIII
LocationSodus Point, NY
Californian 34 LRC
Tiara 32 Open
LocationSodus Point, NY
LocationSodus Point, NY
C&C 30 MKII
C&C 29 MKII
LocationPoint Breeze, NY
RCR Yachts Sailor's News November 18, 2016
What's New? by Tim Finkle: We would like to wish our US readers a Happy Thanksgiving next week. RCR will be closed on Thursday and many will be off with family on Friday, so no newsletter next week either. My oldest brother is coming to town with his family and we’ve rented ice at Niagara University for a family skate. My nephews are 8 and 6 and tell me they can already skate faster than me, so I have to put them to the test. They live in Marblehead MA and have become obsessed Bruins and Patriots fans, I need to set them straight! We hope all of you get a chance to spend some time with family and enjoy the holiday.
Your boats are out of the water, at least if they are stored at RCR facilities, and of course as I write this newsletter it is almost 70 degrees outside. That won’t last long as the weather is supposed to drastically change over the weekend. It has been a blessing in the boat yard to have these nice days for boat and mooring haulout. It has also been nice to show boats while the sun is out, it really has been a pleasant year weather-wise from start to finish.
Don has been keeping his promise to write about some history with boat builders and designers from the early days of the business. He wrote about Pearson and Hinterhoeller in previoius issues (see our news section to read those) and now he has part one of C&C Yachts in the Stories section below. Hope you enjoy.
Boat Restoration Video Series, from Rick Lenard: Fred Cook, President of Schaefer Marine, manufacturer of marine products, produced this series of videos of a donated Cal 40 in Berkeley Calif. For anyone interested in how to restore an old boat, I watched it and there's some great info. I bet when he's finished, there will be more than $200,000 invested in a donated boat!
Video of the Week: Rick Lenard is back with another walkthrough, this time a like new 2013 Beneteau 41. This boat was just listed and is in fantastic shape, coming from Keuka Lake (yes a 41 footer on Keuka). Check out the interior, the plastic is still on the cushions!
Boat Loan Rates: It has been a year since our last boat loan rate hike but this morning a .25% increase in boat loan rates came across our fax machine. We have been expecting this for some time and it may very well be the start of a trend. So if you are in the market for a new or used boat now may be your best time to shop. Even with this increase rates are still near historic lows but they may not last for long.
Toronto Boat Show with RCR: Ahoy all, Now that our boats are out of the water it is time to start planning for the 2017 season. What better way to see the new equipment and boats available than to attend the Toronto Boat Show. Again the year we will be chartering a deluxe motor coach for the trip to the show. Taking the motor coach eliminates the hassle of parking, the expense for gas, and the problems with weather. This trip normally sells out quickly so reserve you seat(s) now. The cost for the bus is only $28 and you will need to purchase you show admission ticket either on line or at the door. The bus will leave RCR Buffalo Marina at 9 am and we should be back at approximately 6 pm. http://torontoboatshow.com/. For those who may be interested in SALES rather than SAILS we will stop at the Eaton Centre and pick you up at the end of the day. Contact me if you have any questions or want to reserve you seat. Chuck@rcryachts.com
New Beneteau Website: Beneteau launched a new website earlier in the summer (http://www.beneteau.com/us) and now just launched another one that aims to be more interactive with Beneteau enthusiasts, allowing for blogs, photo sharing and stories of those who have and love their Beneteaus, check it out http://beneteaulife.com/index.cfm
Delivery Outlook: We have an update from our builders on next available hull slots for new boats to be built to customer order. In most cases they are March or later, some into May and June already. Builders are much more careful in managing their backlogs these days which translates into less flexibility in delivery dates. We have some stock orders in the pipeline for certainty of our most popular models but in other cases we could be SOL for spring or early summer delivery a month or two from now.
We could use your help: We have a lot of boats for sale but we still need more used boats to sell. If you are thinking of making a change, or know of someone who is, please let us know. Reminder that we also take boats in trade on new boat deals, so now is the time to work something out and make the change in time for the start of 2017’s season.
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Beneteau Models Currently on Display at RCR locations:
2010 Beneteau Oceanis 46
2016 Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 (NEW)
2013 Beneteau Oceanis 41
2008 Beneteau Oceanis 40
2004 Beneteau 393
2016 Beneteau Oceanis 38 (NEW)
2006 Beneteau 373
2002 Beneteau First 36.7
2015 Beneteau Oceanis 35 (NEW)
2013 Beneteau Oceanis 34 Limited Edition (TRADE)
2009 Beneteau Oceanis 34
1987 Beneteau First 305
1984 Beneteau First 32
Video Walk Throughs: Here are a few other videos that Rick shot recently showing a few nice listings we just took, one a 2013 Beneteau 34 that we took in trade on a new 41.1. Beneteau Oceanis 34 Limited Edition "Avanti". A 2002 Beneteau 36.7 "Black Pearl" and a 2008 Beneteau 40 "Gracia" that just reduced its price.
They are Off! We have friends on three cruising boats headed south for the winter. I am not an envious person by nature, my life is too full for that, but when I read the blogs of their trips it sure does make you want to be doing the same thing. Two couples are living the dream they have had for years, going south on their own boats (Beneteau 423 and 49) with no schedule, no specific plans, enjoying their new-found freedom after lifetimes of working. Two male friends are on another boat (Jeanneau 40) headed south for different reasons. They have both had significant health issues and they know their time is slipping through the hourglass. In all cases they are seeing and doing things that have been on their bucket lists, and doing so on board a boat is a wonderful way to go.
Melanie and Gary Tisdale of YYC have allowed us to share their blog with our newsletter readers. Note that the articles start at the bottom, the latest one is always at the top. So start from the bottom to catch up. https://secondsojourn.wordpress.com/
2016-17 Obersheimers Winter Seminars: The winter seminar series held at the Obersheimer’s sailor supply store in Buffalo started this week. The calendar has been published (see below), so make sure you note the new topics. Our Buffalo broker Rick Lenard is a guest speaker again this year along with many other local experts. . Reminder that all seminars start at 7PM.
Youngstown Junior Sailing Foundation Alumni Roast of Adam Burns, November 26, 2016. 6 pm: Join us for a night of dinner, music and comedy as we raise funds for the Junior Sailing program. Cocktails start at 6pm with dinner and the roast beginning at 7pm. The night will continue with live music by The Chamberlains at 9pm. Roasters include Travis Finkle, Lori Burns, Chris Doyle, Toby Jewett, Andrea Ligammari-Kunz, and Mike DeDario (master of ceremonies). Tickets are $50. Please make your reservations with Josie at 716-754-7230 x10.
New Boat News:
J/112E is Named ‘Best Boats’ Winner: The December issue of SAIL is just hitting the newsstands and we’re pleased to share that the J/112E was named the “Best Performance Boat Over 30ft.” This follows up the November issue that featured the J/112E on the cover and an article about last summer’s Chicago-Mac Race.
Here’s what the Best Boats judges wrote:
“The third in J/Boats’ “E” series, in which the “E” stands for elegance and evolution, you’d think the J/112E would know how to behave with a little more dignity. During this past summer’s stormy Chicago to Mackinac race, though, the J/112E clocked boat speeds of 16-plus knots under spinnaker on its way to a second-place finish in its class. Now is that any way for a self-respecting “family” sailboat, as J/Boats calls the J/112E, to be carrying on?
In all seriousness though, J/Boats knows that good all-around race boats are also good to their crews. And the J/112E is very good to its crews, indeed, thanks to its easily driven hull, high-aspect underwater appendages, low center of gravity, long waterline and trademark ergonomically friendly cockpit. The boat is equally slippery in light air, and thanks to its well-balanced rig, is perfectly happy sailing under main alone when, say, maneuvering through a crowded mooring field.
Belowdecks, the J/112E is well-laid-out, with settees that double as excellent sea berths, plenty of storage, a seagoing L-shaped galley and a little extra joiner work to make the saloon that much more warm and inviting. There’s even a pair of hull windows to admit some additional ambient light. Topsides, the boat features a springy sheer that, in addition to helping keep the foredeck a bit drier, makes it a real looker. Don’t be fooled though. When this “looker” is in the mood, she goes like a bat out of hell.”
Jboats Fall Specials: As an extension from the recent boat shows, JBoats has announced a Fall Sail Away Package that offers discounted prices on boats that are equipped to go off sailing or racing right away. Deals on J70, J88, J95, J97E, J111, J112E and J122E. Contact us for more details on these packages.
Back Cove Downeast Classic Wins Award at Boat Show: We were deeply honored when the new Back Cove 32 won the “Best New Powerboat Under 35 Feet” and was deemed an “instant classic” at the Newport International Boat Show, but our newest model isn’t the only Back Cove receiving admiration this show season:
Both the Back Cove 37 and the Back Cove 41 made statements of their own this fall, and we can’t say that we’re surprised. Many visitors to our boat show displays have expressed their appreciation for the ‘classic’ style of these two models, and we are as grateful for those accolades as we are for any award.
Back Cove is renowned for our elegant and economical designs, and we continue to see proof that ‘timeless’ designs have nothing at all to do with age.
Back Cove 32
Stories, Articles, and Commentary:
C&C Yachts Part One, by Don Finkle: In our continuing program of history lessons on the builders we have worked with over the years, this time we write about C&C Yachts. The story of C&C is involved to the extent that we will break this down into two sessions, today we will do the early years. We invite you to Google other histories of C&C but this will be written from our perspective as one of their earlier and larger dealers who raced their boats extensively.
In the 1960s a number of Canadian builders were coming on the scene building fiberglass sailboats. Three of them used the services of the design firm Cuthbertson and Cassian (Big George and Little George). At the same time that they were growing their factories the C&C design firm was becoming more prominent on the racing scene, culminating with the historic win of Perry Connolly's Red Jacket in the SORC. Red Jacket is a 40 footer designed by C&C that coincidentally still races today out of RCYC. The SORC was the premier offshore racing circuit in NA at the time, and this result propelled C&C into the big leagues. The Ontario firms previously mentioned building C&C designs included Belleville Marine (31' Corvette and 36' Frigate), Bruckmann Marine in Bronte (Redline 41), and Hinterhoeller Yachts in Niagara-on-the-Lake (Redwing 30, Invader 35). The SORC win was the galvanizing force that drew these four companies together to form C&C yachts in 1969. From then on the production boats were built in NOTL at George Hinterhoeller's plant and the custom boats came our of Erik Bruckmann's Bronte shop.
It was a fortuitous byproduct of being in the right place at the right time that we were able to take advantage of the NOTL plant's close proximity to us here in Youngstown, NY. The border was much less of an issue in those days and it was a relatively short trip over to the factory, usually by car but sometimes even by boat across the Lower Niagara River. If we needed a part we might have someone bring it down to the NOLSC dock where we could pick it up in our workboat. By far the most beneficial aspect of the plant being maybe 2 miles away as the crow flies was the ability to learn boat design and construction first hand. The people working at the plant were always open to explaining what they were doing and many became friends. It was a fantastic education because C&C at that time was a completely integrated operation, meaning all facets of boatbuilding aside from casting the lead keels were done on site. There was a rigging shop, metal shop, wood shop, fiberglass shop, upholstery shop, and of course the assembly area. Before long the design team was located there also. Not only could we watch, listen and learn, we would also take our customers over to show them the various models being built. Once they ordered a new boat we would take them over to see it in production, sometimes several times for a larger vessel. Very early on we were given the run of the facility, meaning we did not have to ask permission or be assigned someone to take us around. We were selling plenty of boats and they knew we were careful not to get in the way or cause any safety issues. As much as we appreciated being able to proudly show the boats to customers and how they were built, what we valued most was the knowledge we gained ourselves in the construction methods, materials used, the way systems were designed and installed, and of course the design of the boats.
There is one aspect of the plant layout that we have rarely seen in other factories, another being the later Hinterhoeller Yachts plant down the road. No doubt this was due to the genius of George Hinterhoeller, a master boatbuilder responsible for both of these factories. We are referring to the fact the boats were built in pits. Where most factories require you to go up on a elevated platform to reach the boats, in the C&C plant there were no ladders involved, workers could easily get in and out of the hulls during production. No climbing upstairs dragging power cords or air hoses, no lifting up parts and equipment, and of course supervisors could readily see what was going on inside all of the boats at all times. It made so much sense and we always wondered why more factories were not laid out this way.
Next issue we will get into part two.
CAC Meeting, by Don Finkle: I spent a couple of days in Annapolis this week, a place I thoroughly enjoy whether we are there to sail, work or attend a meeting or boatshow. This time it was to take part in the annual Certification Advisory Council (CAC) meeting. What the heck is that you might ask? The yacht brokerage profession has a certification process whereby brokers can become credentialed, which indicates you have attained a level of experience and competence deserving of being called a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB). I am fortuante to be one of those seated on the Council that administrates the program. To attain the CPYB certification one first needs to be in the yacht sales business for at least three years on a full time basis after which you can sit for the exam. There is a course of study one takes prior to the exam, which is not easy and has a rather high first time failure rate. Once you have passed the exam you are allowed to call yourself a CPYB, however continuing education credits are required in order to be recertified every three years. The concept behind the CPYB program is that a competent broker needs a combination of both real life on the job experience along with knowledge gained through study, and once you earn the CPYB you must continue to study or you will lose it. There are various ways a broker may earn continuing education credits, and if you fall short you must retake and pass the exam all over again. In order to keep the content relevent and current the exam is updated periodically. Another of my jobs is being on a review committee updating the material in the study guide to keep up with the new exam which is now in place. The exam process is managed by NOCTi (www.nocit.org) which is "the largest provider of industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for career and technical education (CTE) programs across the nation." It is rewarding to be involved with other like-minded industry professioanls whose aim is to continually improve the knowledge base of brokers and ultimately to improve the quality of the experience provided to our clients. CPYB's are also bound to follow a strict Code of Ethics.
Why did the brokerage community come up with the CPYB program in the first place when it was not required and results in more work and expense for the members? Several reasons. In the first place most states do not have any regulations governing who can or cannot sell or broker boats. Secondly, the goal was to outline proper procedures and set standards for ethical behavior. Absent government regulation (nobody wants that) the idea is that if we regulate ourselves we will know better how to do it than outsiders would. And if brokers operate in the most professional and ethical manner then the public will enjoy a much better overall experience. Finally brokers want to do business with other brokers who are operating under similar codes and standard practices which is ultimately best for all. In additon to the CPYB program there are seven regional associations throughout North America that also work to educate their members and stress ethical conduct. RCR belongs to YBAA, the Yacht Brokers Assn of America, the largest of the associations for yacht sales professionals.
The vast majority of complaints from customers that are fielded by the industry involve brokers who are not members of one of the associations or are not CPYBs, proving that the system works to the benefit of the public.
So now that you know what a CPYB is, we wish to point out that RCR is one of only forty Endorsed Brokerages in North America, meaning that among other things all of our eligible brokers are CPYBs. The exceptions are Tim, who will be able to sit for the exam this winter when he hits his 3 year anniversary date with RCR, and Gerry Palmer who is seasonal and therefore not eligible. There are other requirements that contribute to the difficulty in becoming an Endorsed Brokerage which is why there are not that many that qualify. We have a culture here based on continuing to learn, just ask any of our brokers who have to sit in on our weekly sales conference calls. This is all important to our success and to the satisfaction of our clients because this business has changed dramatically over the years.
In additon to all of the homework we bring back with us from these board meetings (these are volunteer working positions) there is the knowledge we pick up from the other brokers and professional guests. Sharing experiences is really valuable and helpful in our planning. Confidentiality agreements prevent us from sharing details but suffice to say that we learn much that is hard to find out anywhere else. Each meeting I make new friends, this time from places such as Vancouver Island and Long Beach California. The contacts made create a working relationship which is increasingly important in today's world where we are all doing more co-brokerage than ever before.
LYRA Annual Meeting Report, by Don Finkle: The Genesee YC hosted our AGM on Saturday and served us all a wonderful lunch. Attendance was over double what we had last year and Pesident Bob Carrey of Sodus Bay YC) had prepared an excellent agenda. Here are some of the highlights:
2017 Annual Regatta:
July 31, Centennial Race: Toronto to a pinch mark (either Oak Orchard of Brockport for possible shortening) to Rochester
August 1, Founders Races, For the first time we have two: Sodus Bay to Rochester, and another from Whitby to Rochester
August 2, Freeman Cup, Short & Long Courses TBD, start and finish in Rochester
August 4,5,6: Course racing off Rochester, 3 Circles are planned (A for 8M and IRC, B for PHRF and C&C 29, and C for smaller One Designs)
The 2017 Annual Regatta will be co-hosted by Genesee YC (Chair Larry Sill) and Rochester YC (Chair Tim Sladden). This promises to be a unique experience and social duties will be shared by both clubs. Friday's party at GYC, Saturday and Sunday bashes will be at RYC. We are delighted to hear that LYRA 2017 will be run on Yacht Scoring, stay tuned for the opening of online registration. Each class will be able to choose between 2 or 3 day course racing. There are some special activities planned which will be announced soon.
- 2016 Regatta was held at Whitby YC, Bart Bies reported that the event went very well despite lower than expected turnout. Low water issue was solved by WYC anchoring a barge (Farr Island) in the harbor for the deepest draft boats which was served by a tender. This last minute solution was a big hit. J80s with 10 boats were the largest fleet.
- Dave Volans reported that 2018 regatta host was to be Royal Hamilton YC, but due to their docks being removed and replaced (owned by the City of Hamilton) RHYC will not be in a position to run the 2018 event as planned. Therefore a host club for 2018 is needed ASAP.
- LYRA has lost 13 of its precious trophies over the years because we allowed winners to take the prizes and return them under the honor system. We are trying to locate them and we need sailors and clubs to look at their trophy cases. Trophy management is now in much better hands with Robert Elliott of GYC.
- Whitby YC donated a second Founders Cup trophy so we cna run another feeder race each year
- LYRA needs more content for our newsletters and website, please submit to Dave Steenbergen
- LYRA Junior Regatta was hosted by Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Assn, report made by Mike Foley. The LYRA Junior Regatta is hosted in even numbered years by SBJSA, and in odd numbered years by Port Credit YC, the host in 2017.
- Jon Flowerday is in charge of LYRA Social Media, watch for news on Facebook
- Bob Elliott reported on successful Stolze Cup match racing series held at RYC and the Richardson Cup held at Bayview in Detroit. The Richardson is the de facto match racing championship of the Great Lakes, and this year 4 of the 8 teams were from LYRA clubs. LYRA supports match racing and encourages more clubs and sailors to become involved. Stolze Cup location for 2017 has yet to be decided. This event determines our representative(s) to the Richardson each year.
- John Crawley gave the LYRA Boat of the Year report. The IRC boat Spitfire won Handicap BOTY and the J80 Feisty the One Design BOTY. A few years ago LYRA decided to create two BOTY awards because Handicap and One Design boats rarely compete against one another. The LYRA website lists the approved qualifying events for BOTY consideration, with the one mandatory event being the LYRA Annual Regatta Course Racing series.
- Tim Sladden & Larry Sill gave a report on the 2017 regatta in Rochester, it is shaping up to be a grand event
- 2017 LYRA Officers & Directors:
Honorary President Dave Steenbergen, ABYC
President Bob Carey, SBYC
Secretary Bob Elliott GYC
Treasurer Sue Cassidy Olcott YC (Sue has done this for 16 years and counting!)
VP John Gary od Oswego YC
VP Jon Flowerday Pultneyville/Sodus Bay YC
VP Mark SearlePCYC
VP Jim McGuinness Highland YC
Director John Crawley PCYC
Director Janet Geisberger NYC
Director Kris Werner RYC
Director Al Rutherford RHYC
Don Finkle YYC, Committee member Communications
LYRA Host Clubs Needed: We are actively looking for clubs interested in hosting the LYRA Annual Regatta in the years 2018 and beyond. Ideally the 2018 host club would be on the Canadian side of the west end of LO. RHYC has put forth preliminary interest in hosting in 2020. Interested parties should reach out to:
US clubs: John Flowerday, email@example.com, 585-752-2844
Canadian Clubs; Jim McGuinness, mcguinness_J@yahoo.com, 647-221-0123
Check out our Brand Facebook Pages and Websites:
Back Cove: https://www.facebook.com/BackCoveYachts
New Boats in stock and available for viewing at RCR Yachts:
Beneteau Oceanis 38, Youngstown
Beneteau 41.1, Buffalo
Beneteau Oceanis 35, Buffalo
J/70, Youngstown, Rochester
Back Cove 30, 2017 Model Now in the water at RCR Buffalo
RCR Listings and Buyer’s Agent: Please keep in mind that the list contains only our own Central listings, those that are listed directly for sale at RCR. We of course share these listings with all other brokers, same as the MLS works in real estate. At the same time it is always a struggle to make the point that we can sell any boat that is out there for sale through any other brokerage, we are not limited to our own Centrals. Just as we work with other brokers to sell our own listings, we work with out of town brokers to find boats for our local customers. Again, similar to real estate. So please let us know what you are looking for and we will find it and negotiate on your behalf. No cost to you for this arrangement.
If you are thinking of selling, we can use more listings because our extensive marketing program generates plenty of leads. Contact any of our brokers for a free evaluation of the sale prospects and pricing for your present boat.
RCR staff cell phones, dial us as needed!
|Rick Lenard||Buffalo Sales||716-472-4702|
|Corbo Corbishley||Rochester Sales||585-752-2530|
|Tracy Buczak||Erie Sales||716-680-4554|
|Gerry Palmer||Sodus Sales||941-400-5241|
|Darren Wright||Buffalo Service||716-572-2312|
|Jim Egloff||Youngstown Service||716-525-3228|
Have you visited our website lately? Please check in periodically to see updates to our new and used boat inventory. www.rcryachts.com.
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New Listings & Price Reductions:
RCR Yachts is a member of Yacht Brokers Association of America and our brokers follow the code of ethics and business practice that promotes the high standards of professional competence character and ethical conduct. Don Finkle is on the board of YBAA and all of our full time brokers are Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB).
46’ Beneteau Oceanis 46 2010 “Blake Erie” One Owner, Carefully Maintained and Very Well Equipped. Canvas, Full Electronics including Radar, Winter Cover, too much to mention here, Erie, REDUCED to $239,900
41’ Beneteau Oceanis 41 2013 “Mac Daddy” NEW LISTING 3 Cabin, Two Head Version, 40 HP Yanmar with Saildrive, Bow Thruster, Air Conditioning/Heat, Shoal Draft, In-Mast Furling Main, Much More, Buffallo, NY, $239,900
40’ Beneteau Oceanis 40 2008 "Gracia" Very Clean example of this popular Beneteau cruiser, Dual Air Conditioning/Heat, Full Canvas, In-Mast mainsail Furling, Upgraded 54HP Yanmar Diesel, Too Much to list here, must be seen, Buffalo, REDUCED $164,900 VIDEO TOUR
40’ O’Day 40 1987 “Camelot”, NEW LISTING 4 Cylinder 46HP Diesel, Wheel, H/C Water, Furler, Aft cabin, Refrig w/Freezer, Propane Oven, Knot, depth, Wind, Garmin Plotter, VHF, Stereo, 110V Shore Power, Charger, Cruising Spinnaker, Swim Platform transom, $49,900, Erie
39’ Beneteau 393 2004 “Sensei” 3 Cabin 2-Heads Version, AutoPilot, In-Mast Main, New Sails, Interior Detailed, REDUCED to $79,900
38’ Northstar Hughes 38 1972 New Sails, New Cushions, Extensive Upgrades, Solid Sparkman & Stevens Classic, Extensive list of upgrades over the last three years,REDUCED $28,900 Hughes Northstar 38 1972, Buffalo, NY, $28,900
38’ C&C 38-1 1976 “Foxfire”, NEW LISTING Rochester, $23,900
38’ Hunter 380 2000 “Cheers” In-Mast Furling, Electric Winch, Electric Windlass, Full Electronics, Refridgeration, Many cruising amenities. Always owned and kept in Youngstown since new. Very nicely kept and seriously for sale, Buffalo, REDUCED to $79,900
38’ Sabre 386 2010 “Athena Blue” Immaculate example of the beautiful, fast and well-crafted design, loads of gear, handsome dark blue hull, Buffalo, REDUCED to $239,900
38’ Sabre 386 2005 "Encore" Custom built one of a kind Sabre 386 with taller carbon mast, larger rudder, saildrive, oversized wheel, all new tacktick instruments in 2015, GPS, Below deck autopilot, flat screen TV, all new batteries in 2015, winter cover. Setup to race or cruise, many newer sails, running rigging, and deck hardware. High end construction, a really beautiful yacht. Buffalo, Priced to Sell at $199,000
37’ Alberg 37 1967 “Silk Purse” Probably the nicest Albert 37 on the current market, REDUCED to $44,900
37’ Beneteau 373 2006 “Marytime” Very Clean and LOADED. Recent additions include 3 Blade Feathering Max-Prop, Radar, Custom Cockpit Cushions. Sodus Point, REDUCED $119,900
Beneteau 373 2006, Sodus Point, NY, $119,900
36’ Beneteau First 36.7 2002 “Black Pearl” Knot, Depth, Wind, Autopilot, GPS, Stereo, VHF, RAM, Dodger, Winter Cover, Harken Furler, Spinnaker Gear, Folding Prop, Shore Power, H/C Pressure with Shower, Propane Stove/Oven, Lots of Sails, New Head & Batteries in 2015, Refrig, Rigid Vang,, Buffalo, $82,900
36’ Sabre Spirit 36 2007 “Walkabout” NEW LISTING Gorgeous Dark Blue Hull, Carbon Mast, Saildrive, Wheel, Quickvang, Rod Rigging, Symmetrical Spinnaker Gear, Varnished Cherry Interior, Self-tacking Jib as well as Genoa, Good Racing Sail Inventory, Easy to handle and fast, sails beautifully. Rochester, $189,000
36’ Sabre 362 2000 “Saphire” NEW LISTING Bottom Stripped & coated with Epoxy, Navy Blue Hull Professionally Painted, Wing Keel, Chartplotter, Autpilot, Dodger, Custom Winter Cover, Racing and Cruising Sails, Varnished Cherry Interior, Buffalo, NY, $159,900
35’ C&C 35-3 1987 “Top Priority” NEW LISTING One of the latest examples of this very popular racer/cruiser model, Fully outfitted, Dodger, Bimini, B&G Electronics, One Owner, Rochester, NY, $43,500
C&C 35-3 1987, Rochester, NY, $43,500
35’ Hunter 356 2004 “Slush Fun”, Very clean, one-owner, fresh water boat. Professionally serviced since new by RCR Yachts in Buffalo. The in-mast mainsail and roller furling jib along with the no exterior wood combines for an easy, safe and fun boat for the family! REDUCED to $79,900
35’ Niagara 35 1979 We have two to choose from, both located in Buffalo. This is a fine cruising design with high freeboard for a dry ride and plenty of headroom below. A unique interior layout features dual entry head and full width aft cabin. We were dealers for these boats back when they were being built and it was one of our most popular cruising models. Starting at 39,900. Niagara 35 1979, Buffalo, NY, $39,900
34’ Beneteau Oceanis 34 Limited Edition 2013, “Avanti” NEW LISTING Grey Hull, Shoal Draft, In-Mast Furler, Autopilot, Chartplotter, Refrigeration, Stove, , Buffalo, $119,900, Video Tour
34’ Beneteau Oceanis 34 2009 “So Many Roads”, Air Conditioning/Heat, In-Mast Mainsail Furling, Cruising Spinnaker, Winter Cover, Autopilot, Plotter, Shoal Draft, Buffalo, REDUCED to $109,900
34’ Cal 34 1968 Very Nice, Lots of Upgrades & Refits, Vessel is in amazing shape. Seller is Motivated...Been in their family for over 34 Years! Price Reduced to $14,400, Erie, PA. This freshwater boat has been very well maintained inside and outside and has had just two owners. The current owner purchased her in 1983. The boat is well equipped for cruising and club racing (comes with seven (7) sails including the main), and includes numerous upgrades.
33’ Caliber 33 1989 “Traveller” NEW LISTING Refrigerator, Recent Main, Autopilot, Roller Furling, Spinnaker, Propane Stove, Cover, Ashtabula, $TBD
32’ Beneteau First 32 1984 “Summer Love Fresh Water Boat, Deep Keel, Yanmar Diesel, Cruising Spinnaker, good race record, stable, safe, roller furling, wheel, good first boat, owner has another boat, wants offers! Buffalo, $19,900
32' Beneteau First 305 1987 REDUCED Wheel, Volvo Diesel, 2 Mainsails, 3 Headsails, 2 Spinnakers, Roller Furling, Interprotect Epoxy Bottom with VC 17, Steel Cradle, Clean Inside & Out, Turn-Key Ready, $24,900.
32’ Island Packet Cutter 32 1993 AC/Heat, New GPS, Speed/ Depth/ Wind Instruments (New 2016), Autopilot, Radar, Chartplotter, Dodger & Bimini, Very Clean, Sodus Point, NY, $89,900
Island Packet Cutter 32 1993, Sodus Point, NY, $89,900
30’ Catalina 30 1986 “Sanctuary” Two owner vessel, Always used in Lake Erie’s fresh water REDUCED to $12,900
30’ Catalina 30 1979 “Orion”, NEW LISTING Oak Park Marina, $18,900
30’ Newport 30 MK III 1985, Shoal 4.0’ Draft, Roller Furling, Dodger, 22 HP Universal Diesel, Cruising Spinnaker, $21,900, Brockport NEW LISTING
29’ J/88 #28 2014 “Squirmy” Race ready with 5 North Sails 3Di. Velocitek instruments, Garmin GPSMAP Plotter, Raptor soft deck in cockpit, matching cushions, bags, sailcover, jib sock, backstay upgrade, mainsheet upgrade, light grey non-skid deck, additional battery, backstay flicker. Youngstown, REDUCED to $129,000
28’ Sabre 28 MKIII 1982 “WigWam” NEW LISTING Wheel, Roller Furling, Westerbeke Diesel, Beautiful Awlgrip Painted Hull, Rochester, NY, $19,900
27’ Hunter 27 2005 “No Name” Deluxe Model, Autopilot, Plotter, In-Mast Mainsail Furling, Hot/Cold Water, Knot/Depth Instrumentation, Helm Sheeting, The Hunter 27 is an extraordinary entry-level cruiser: $41,900, Erie, PA Hunter 27 2005, Erie, PA, $41,900
27’ Pacific Seacraft 27 1984 “Dove” Many upgrades, very, very nice, Erie, $52,900 NEW LISTING
25’ Catalina 250 2005 "Bella II" 2005 Honda 9.9.9 OB, Wheel Steering, New Sails 2013, Spinnaker, New Rigging, Wing Keel $22,900 NEW LISTING
23’ J/70 2013 #191 NEW LISTING with trailer, motor, sails, Erie $39,900
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