34' Wilbur Cruiser

Toolate

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1998 36' Sabre Express CAT 3116TA's, 2015 ROS Scotia 16 Etec 50
I spoke to the broker last summer when this boat was on. I think there was a health issue with the guy that owned it and his wife was too busy to sell but it needs a bunch of cosmetic work and I think its a 10kt cruiser which was too slow for me. Gorgeous boat though and great layout for overnights.

Also seems like it might be a candidate for a repower in the next couple years depending on how the motor checks out. 27 years in the bilge is long time for anything.
 

nickyp

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Really pretty hulls. There is one nearby to me that I admire regularly.
Is that a uniquely Wilbur hull, or is it based on something else?
 

swwind

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She is off the market now

Been a long road - 4.5 months from first visit to ownership. She will stay in Oxford for a few weeks from some much needed service than home to CT.
 

Dr Dude

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snowstorm

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Really pretty hulls. There is one nearby to me that I admire regularly.
Is that a uniquely Wilbur hull, or is it based on something else?

i was thinking i read somewhere that wilburs farther in law was an ellis and some of hulls were a ellis design. ellis boat and wilbur are across the road from each other
 

swwind

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I don't know much about the history of the design, but I will say the people at Wilbur were VERY helpful to us in terms of sharing information about the original build to help get her ready for sea trial.

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Bill_N

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Very nice! I really like the 34 Wilbur. Just couldn't find one that I could afford that was set-up the way I wanted.
 

chortle

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Good luck with her, she has good bones, should be a nice cruiser.
 

Toolate

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We need some more pics of that boat. Congrats on it. Best of luck.
 

duckhunter

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Congrats! My broker sent that listing earlier this summer and it's what got me thinking about a flybridge. So glad we went that route.

So are you running her home on her bottom? If so, do a thread on the delivery cruise!

Congrats again - beautiful boat.
 
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