Blondie is still for sale! She was sold, but the buyer changed his mind and there is still an opportunity for those who want to purchase an “as new” demo boat for well under 1/2 the cost of a new one.
We have achieved almost everything we set out to with Blondie, being West Australian Offshore Champions 3 years in a row, and winning almost every major ocean race on the West Coast over the years. For a variety of personal reasons, we feel it is time to give someone else a chance to sail her and hopefully also compete as we have done. She was really built for cruising more than racing, so is fully equipped with fridge, freezer, good oven, hot water, comfy berths, enclosed head and shower etc. She is one of the few affordable size yachts that can truly be a long distance cruiser as well as race offshore at the very highest levels.
I have a speadsheet (available upon request) showing a build and fitout cost of over AUD$500,000. Even being economical with the fitout, an equivalent standard new boat would be at least $450,000, so the asking price is well under 1/2 price. All fittings are to the highest standard – the tracks, blocks etc are sized for a 50′ boat. The sails are highest quality and mostly new or very nearly so. She is the boat on the “new S&S 34” part of the website, so you can see how she was built – under survey and to Cat 0 spec.
The price when listed with brokers will be AUD$220,000 but for those who contact me direct via the website I will offer a 10% discount. Also I will refund an economy return airfare from anywhere in the world to a successful purchaser.
Click here for her web page and also click the link below for the flyer: