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5 Used Sailboats You Can Buy For Under $150K

Marina Nazario | December 23, 2020



Affordable Sailboats For Sale in The United States and Mexico.

There’s very little that can beat the sensation of being on the water, and sailing is one of the best ways to connect with the elements. You get to rely on your skills and expertise to harness the power of nature. The term sailboat covers a variety of sailing craft, each with its own characteristics and styles. 

Most sailboats have displacement hulls, allowing them to travel more smoothly through the water, and are usually made of fiberglass, metal, or wood. They can range in price from as low as $70,000 to upwards of a few million — it just depends on if it’s new or used, size, model, year, and amenities. Some of the most popular sailboat options are Beneteau, Dufour, Leopard, Jeanneau, and Oyster.

If you’re looking for an affordable boat, we found 5 sailboats under $150K, currently for sale with Denison Yachting. These used boats are designed for extended trips, racing, or liveaboard experiences.


1. 47’ Concordia 2002

She’s built for speed and race-ready. RUAHATU is a light yet strong sailboat for sale under $150K. She was built to be efficient and fast while being easy to sail short-handed or fully crewed. Her layout is optimized for storage — the forward cabin comes with a single pipe berth, storage locker, and a huge area for sail storage. The head is located aft and includes a hanging locker, storage locker for four sea bags, vanity locker, shower, sink, and head. Pack your bags, RUAHATU is ready to set sail.

Notable feature: The 3 cabin, 2 head layout is functional, comfortable, and efficient for distance racing or cruising.

Contact Denison yacht broker Matthew Stropes to inquire about this sailboat.


2. 45’ Dufour 2000

This used Dufour is dressed to impress. The design concept for the Dufour 45 Classic was to create a voluminous hull with ample accommodation for a family or three couples cruising together. She’s equipped with 3 private cabins, 2 heads, adequate tankage, and a comfortable salon in a hull that’s modern, fast, and high performing. Her powerful hull with a beam of more than 14 feet feels large beneath your weight while being stable. The rudder is a high-aspect balanced spade and the fin keel is deep (7’8″) with a large bulb at its base. She’s available for sale in California for under $150,000.

Notable feature: The deep ballast bulb gives the boat a fine edge sailing windward and allows it to continue carrying a press of sail long after others will have been forced to reef.

Contact Denison yacht broker Jean-Marie Cabri to inquire about this sailboat.


3. 42’ Sabre 1987

BEVANTINA is a show stopper. Her custom blue hull paint, stainless steel dorade vents, and moderate exterior teak wood will grab any sailing enthusiast’s attention. She’s a high performing cruising hull with a full electronics package, 2 staterooms, 2 heads, tender, and outboard motor. The Sabre brand is noted for a balanced sail plan, which ensures outstanding ease and control at the helm. BEVANTINA is for sale in Stuart, Florida for under $150K.

Notable feature: She comes with 16,000 BTU air conditioning with a reverse heat cycle.

Contact Denison yacht broker Bruce Edwards to inquire about this sailboat.


4. 40’ Jeanneau 2002

BACCHUS is enjoying an intrepid life. This proven cruiser was originally purchased in France and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean islands. A 3-cabin, 2 head layout allows her to accommodate an equally adventurous family. She underwent a few upgrades, including a converted electrical system. BACCHUS is for sale in the United States for under $150K.

Notable feature: A great opportunity to cruise a comfortable and safe boat that has successfully crossed an ocean.

Contact Denison yacht broker Glen Appelbaum to inquire about this sailboat.


5. 39′ Beneteau 2005

This French beauty is a well equipped 39 foot Beneteau sailboat. She’s a lightly used boat that’s spacious for her size range. Among her features are a custom dodger, chart plotter, radar, and an upgraded Yanmar 54HP diesel engine. The 393 interior layout is unique for a boat under 40 feet. The Pullman owner’s cabin forward includes a private shower/head compartment. She boasts extensive storage on the starboard side of the main salon, a forward-facing navigation table, and a functional u-shaped galley. This vessel is both comfortable and capable of serious bluewater cruising.

Notable feature: Headroom is abundant throughout the layout.

Contact Denison yacht broker Matthew Stropes to inquire about this sailboat.


These 5 used sailboats are excellent options if you’re in the market for a comfortable, stylish, and high performing boat at an affordable price. These boats, specifically, are well suited for racing, extended trips, or liveaboard situations. Contact a Denison yacht broker to purchase your next sailboat and start your next adventure.


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