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This will be a brokerage deal,a finders fee if you like,the hull has its 800 kgs of ballast fitted too.the deck is loose,so that makes it very easy to fit out. The cradle is not included but this can be negotiated,you can tow these boats on a decent trailer given a suitable towing 4x4.
The Flicka 20 look a like has a transom hung rudder,we specialise in rudder manufacture and can offer that with the laminated tiller and all 316 stainless fittings as a bolt together kit.
there are no short cuts when you go to sea and this is reflected in the
strength and durability that is built into these boats and that you will
not find in your average day sailor or 20fter. Interior space and loading
capability for stores is that of a boat 5 to 7 ft bigger, the fittings are
mostly scaled for a boat much bigger. And when fitted out for cruising she
carries all the stores and safety equipment that a 40fter will carry, for
the same size crew. There are few boats of here size that is capable of
being used in a similar maner and that will keep her crew safe no matter
what the sea dishes up.
Unfortunately the dream stops there as these aspects are reflected in the
price for a good Flicka, the PSC (pacific sea craft) boats use to sell for U$50K to U$70K.
(Realistically one would be able to build and equip a good Flicka for less
than R250K (U$35K)) Yes for the same price you would be able to buy a much
bigger boat but the cost of maintenance would have been 4 times that of the
Flicka not to speak of the Marina fees. This brings us to the issue of
So you can see the main saving with a Flicka is not in the purchase of the
boat but in the cost of owning it compared to bigger boats with the same
capabilities. But in the same time it is a boat that can be utilized more
often because of her compact size and ease of handling
These boats should not be marketed as a 20 footer weekend boat, but as a
tuff bluewater cruiser that is capable of crossing any ocean, but can still
be trailered to remote area's or kept at home on a trailer when not used or
when a refit is required. The difference is a boat that gets sailed
regularly with low maintence cost and marina fees compared to the maintence
and running cost on a bigger boat which will include additional crew,
haulage fees, marina fees, fuel costs ext.
If a person wants a
day sailor or a weekend boat then buy one, they can be bought in SA for $3K
to $4K but then remember it is just a day sailor; not a Flicka.