I was pleasantly surprised by the Gulfstar 42. I like the layout, the cockpit design, and the shear amount of space in the engine room and lazarettes. Gulfstar is typically not a brand you find on people’s lists for bluewater cruisers, but I don’t think these boats should be counted out just yet. For the money, Gulfstars seem to offer more than other brands out there, meaning you can get a bigger boat with more accommodation for less.
This particular boat might make a great Caribbean cruiser with some time and money put in for a refit.
What do you think?
(Forgot to put the year of this boat in the video, it’s a 1987)
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