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Antigua 44
« on: June 25, 2020, 08:20:27 pm »
Hello - I have a contract on an Antigua 44, which I am aware is not quite a CSY, but hope to learn something here :)

I have been told there were 15 produced and the last was in 1989.  Is there a record of which ones were produced in which years?  The one I am looking at is the last one built (ominous) and it would be important for me to know how many were made in 1989.

Why is the resale market so terrible for the Antiguas? 

In there a market for a well appointed, well maintained one?  In other words, would your concerns about the Antigua be calmed by a competant owner, with a maitenance schedule/records and updates to support a boat in 'above average condition'.

Thanks!

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Re: Antigua 44
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 10:46:26 pm »
Are you buying Serenity?
I have a list of 44 Antiguas that hasn't been updated in a few years.
Attached as a PDF file.
Looks like there was one more made after #16 called Una Mas.

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Re: Antigua 44
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 06:39:52 pm »
Thanks for the list.  The one I am looking at is Little Wing II.

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Re: Antigua 44
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 09:27:40 pm »
I finally found the listing.  It was listed a few years ago at $120K, now it's listed for $59,000.  Big drop!
https://yachtworld.com/boats/1989/antigua-csy-44-3247730/  If it is in great shape that's a helluva price. But...

Interesting that the best photos of the boat in the listing (the first and last one) show the name as Camperdown, which is the old name under a prior owner, so you can be assured that those beautiful pictures on the listing with the shiny hull and sails are NOT CURRENT.

That is the first "buyer beware" flag.

The deck is still teak and in fairly bad shape.  By now most people have pulled up their teak decks and fiberglassed the deck.  Teak decks are beautiful when new, but they tend to leak.

You need to ask about the rigging.  When was it last re-rigged?

The layout looks identical to a Walkthrough, and that was our boat.  It's a great layout.  I don't know a lot about Antigua construction, though.

Make sure you get a survey!

Good luck!
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