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December 07, 2013

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Hope for you, that you won`t regret your decision, otherwise you have to build another one! Up to now I can`t imagine to give Lurianna away ... Greeting from Germany Helmuth

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Good to hear from you. Yes it is with great regret that I am selling Mallard but we need something larger for the long periods we spend aboard. The Golant Gaffer is a great boat but not so much if you spend two weeks aboard.

Looking for room, fuel economy (1gal/hr @6kn)and style? Check out a Kadey-Krogen Manatee. It's a cult boat, so it keeps it's value.

I would take a look at the willard boats from the west coast or the before mentioned Manatee. Monk trawlers are nice as well.

Before choosing a new boat you need to define its missions, boats are simply vehicles to accomplish a task. Ok, I don't really believe that, but if your take that mind set it will help narrow the field. I've owned the full spectrum of boats from sail to power in all sizes. The best boats served to accomplish my goals of the moment. When the goals were achieved it was time for a new boat to take me to the next mission. Give us some definition and you might be surprise what your readers come up with as suggestions. I see fuel economy and larger accommodations on the list. How long will you be out, weekends or weeks at a time? Open water or protected? Just a couple on board or with guests? Winter storage required or will the boat stay in the water year round? Budget?

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