Mango Moon for sale

  • 31 Dec 2017 05:42
    Message # 5653847

    Mango Moon is for sale. She is a 13.3 metre steel multichine based on a Roberts 13.3. Launched in 1984 in England, fitted with an unstayed cat ketch rig, she made her way to Australia. My wife and I purchased her in 2011, in reasonable but less than ideal condition. Over the years, we have given her six years of our lives, lots of $, sweat, and a little blood, and a few tears as well. I have been quiet about her on this forum, but I had intended to write  her story once we had cruised her. Health has dictated otherwise, not all bad, we are going land yachting. Ford f250's go to windward quite well. Mango sits at Mooloolaba Marina in southern Queensland, waiting for a new owner to take her cruising. Briefly, she has a draft of 1.5 metres, twin asymmetrical keels, unstayed masts, top gun sails, deck and topsides painted (deck blasted) about 16 months ago in poly U 400. New sarca anchor, 97 metres of 10mm galvanized chain,  on a triple roller bow fitting at the sharp end, 2014 Finn catamaran dinghy with kapten collars and a 6 hp 4 stroke on the stern. That is so stable,  I reckon that a rap dancer could bounce all over it and not even think about tipping it. Lots more to tell, please contact me for more. Oh yes, the important bit. $89,000 au. nws1@y7mail.com 

    Last modified: 31 Dec 2017 23:32 | Anonymous member
  • 18 Jan 2018 23:54
    Reply # 5690459 on 5653847

    Well, we still own Mango Moon. So, what do we do in this situation? Pretty obvious, drop $10000 au off of the price. Mango needs a new home. Now $79000 au. 

    Last modified: 18 Jan 2018 23:56 | Anonymous member
  • 16 Feb 2018 02:23
    Reply # 5739788 on 5653847

    Dropped to $69500 au. New pics on photo gallery. Mango is on the market for health reasons.

    Last modified: 16 Feb 2018 03:03 | Anonymous member
  • 08 Apr 2018 06:54
    Reply # 6052465 on 5653847

    Well, ok, $59900 AUD. Just the paint and blasting in 2016 cost more than that, plus countless more boat units and 6 years of work. I really had hoped that a Junkie would go for Mango, and treat her with care, just enjoying what she is. I guess that if she goes outside to a bermudan person, that will bring a convert... 

    Last modified: 08 Apr 2018 06:57 | Anonymous member
  • 08 Apr 2018 07:11
    Reply # 6052471 on 5653847

    Hello Neville, sometimes selling a boat requires a lot of patience, especially when a boat is out of the ordinary. The right person will be out there somewhere.  I have had a couple of boats which have been on the market for over a year, and then all of a sudden it all happens. Is Mango Moon featured on any other sales sites? The more exposure you can get the better

  • 08 Apr 2018 23:32
    Reply # 6053208 on 6052465
    Neville Saunders wrote:

    Well, ok, $59900 AUD. Just the paint and blasting in 2016 cost more than that, plus countless more boat units and 6 years of work. I really had hoped that a Junkie would go for Mango, and treat her with care, just enjoying what she is. I guess that if she goes outside to a bermudan person, that will bring a convert... 


    I guess the market is really flat here, Neville, especially for junk-rigged steel boats.  Unlike NZ, we don't seem to have much of a foothold on this continent!  I listed Arion for $17,000 on all the major Australian websites and have not had a single person look at the boat in the last 5 months.  I am not quite ready to give the boat away but it may come to that eventually.
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