Jose & Patrick Guidera's Big  Adventure
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Posted Saturday December 02. 10pm

First 405 for sale
  1.          Work in Progress
    Work in Progress
    We moved the boat from Charleston, SC to Georgetown to be closer to home. Hazzard Marine pulled the boat out of the water and we trucked it to Conway, S.C.
  2.                 The Find
    The Find
    April 2016 Charleston, S. C. Harbor
  3.        Outdoor Adventures
    Outdoor Adventures
    Maximus (Max) on his favorite perch.
Pat securing extra stern anchor just before Hurricane Matthew hit Georgetown, S.C.
Boat registered in S.C. Good till 2018
title in hand
Previous coast guard registry expired.

 Sale price $15,000

Includes boat, dinghy with tohatsu 9.0
8 new sailboat stand.
Sale window. Dec 01 2017 to January 15 2018. After that date, boat is no longer for sale.

if you dont think its worth 15k, please dont call.

Purchased this boat to rebuild. However an impending knee replacement, crossing my 70 th birthday and other issues force me to give up my project. I have over 35k on this boat between purchase, transport, crane, stands, etc.

Look for Beneteau first 405. You wont find many and all between 50 and 65k for this year model.

This is my 4th boat refit and fully aware of the needs of the project however health trumps all plans.
My last refit was a HUNTER 37. Cherubini. See it at

wwwHunter37 .Com

or by searching

37 cherubini hunter sailboat sold

Sold it to upgrade to a newer boat.

The Boat:
Not a marina queen. This boat is very fast and has been sailed hard and non stop. Has crossed the Atlantic 3 times. Has visited most of the Caribbean and south american coast.
This boat we built in France and sold to a German family. It cruised the Med for about 10 years and then sailed to the US. The owner secured an agent in Fort Lauderdale and paid the US import duty. The boat was sold to an English couple who kept it in the US and used it in the Caribbean for the next ten years. The name of the boat at that time was flying cloud.

In 2011 the boat was sold in Charleston South Carolina to a Brazilian gentleman. The boat was renamed Rosa dos Ventos. He sailed to the Azores, the cape Verde Islands, the Canary Islands and back to Brazil. The boat spent the hurricane seasons in Trinidad and Tobago. It sailed extensively the coast of Brazil, Surinam, venezuela, abc islands. Due to health reasons it was put for sale in 2015 in Trinidad.

In 2015 in French/Belgian gentleman purchase the boat in Trinidad and had it surveyed. He sailed
to the US making stops in over 20 islands including Cuba. They both ended up in Charleston South Carolina this summer of 2016. At that time the owner had to fly back to Europe and put the boat up for sale on eBay.

Refit in Trinidad before departure.
Boat surveyed.
Rigging inspected. Rear stay and 2 spreader stays replaced.
Installed new refrigeration unit in ice box.
Serviced hydraulic ram in StMartin
Purchased new EPirb
Purchased 6 person life raft
Has 2 solar panels with controlers.
Boat has a Mercury 280 rib with a 9.9 tohatsu that starts on second pull every time. Rub rail loose on dinghy. new hypalon glue kit on hand.
Has a large Lofrans anchor windlass that works great. Has 150ft of new chain with plow anchor.
Radar pole with furuno antena. No inside unit
Has new raymarine triple unit
Has newrefrigeration.
Has watermaker

Needs new deck. Teak too thin but does not leak. Deck solid and no soft spots. Had planned to remove the teak and add in layer of fabric glass.then either glue nonskid or paint with nonskid or install easy teak or other vinyl product.

Needs new sole. 4 sheets of teak sole will make the boat new.
Needs steering bearing replaced
New keel bolts installed 10 years ago and in good shape.
Engine needs a rebuild to make it new,
Watermaker needs new membrane and service.
Has new Raymarine triple instrument. Depth,speed,course
Has older plotter. Works great. Screen plastic sun damaged.
Life raft needs servicing.
Bimini frame o.k. Top blew off during Matthew
Dodger frame ok. Canwas old but available for pattern purpose.
The Perkins engine runs great but leaks oil as usual. Checked every morning and added some once a week after many hours of waterway motoring.
Engine smokes when cold. Not from oil but high pressure pump.
Engine received a rebuilt kit 900 hours ago. Had planed to have shop rebuild for 4k complete. Also looked at new chinese perkins for 3200.00.

The boat is presently stripped down to the fiberglass. All woodwork is out of it. Most is sanded and ready for varnish. All ceiling panels were removed as the vinyl was loose. All ceiling panels were epoxied to make them waterproof and recovered with sailrite vinyl. New led lights installed. Have enough vinyl to cover all ceilings and walls as needed. Have 4 gallons of extra epoxy for future work.
New polycarbonate on hand for portholes and also new poly for all hatches just received.
All new through hulls on hand, new scanvik sink and faucet for forward cabin on hand.

Purchased 8 new galvanized boat stands @ 1,500.00 . They will go with the boat. You will need them if you are going to work on it. Rolling ladder stays as it belongs to shop.

This is a major project. Its well on its way. You finish it. Not for dreamers. Please, only consider it if you have the means and knowledge to see it through. Must also have a permission letter from the wife. Lol.

Google pictures

Boat located at 165 hwy 905 in Conway, S.C.
Airport is MYR 14 miles away.

Crane cost 800 to unload from truck
Truck transport cost about 1,200.00 per day.

Good you made it this far. Must be interested. Please be realistic.

Questions. [email protected]

PS.   Please do not ask for more pictures as I dont have anymore at this time. You can see by the pics that it is a complete gut job and all systems need attention, rebuild or replace. This is a one to two year project and not for the novice or faint of heart. You are not going sailing next week.
I am amazed at the stupid emails I have received so far. Please dont waiste my time. I am a general contractor building 3 houses and working 7 days a week. I dont have time for dreamers.