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Old 25-05-2013, 12:53   #1
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What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

What would be the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew. Not worried about skill level or money or any details other then people's opinions on the hands down best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew (one guy one girl).
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Too many to list and there is no such thing as "the best".
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What would be the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew.
The one you're in.
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Honest sarcasm aside... Sailboat Reviews of Offshore Cruising Yachts : Bluewaterboats.org

Do your own research. Know your own abilities, needs, personality. Learn about boats. Don't rely on others' opinions.

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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

You'll need a 30-35 footer mono hull, plenty of storage space, a keel preferably 5 feet or less, and capable of being sailed single handed (your sheets/lines should be easily accessible/controlled from the helm). Above all else, you need to be a skillful and a resourceful sailor. There is no perfect boat; boats are compromises to best suit your needs. Many Old Salts, on here, will suggest you a few boats meeting the listed criteria. Charter 2-5 recommended boats, before deciding on the ONE you want. Take it from here! Good luck! Mauritz
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Seriously, this is a "how long is a piece of rope?" question.

I can tell you are in the very early stages. Fair enough.

Sail as crew in a variety of boats. Work up to delivery crew. See what works and what doesn't, and figure out why it doesn't or does work. This will help to eliminate 90% of the boats out there for you. The remainder will comprise your pool of potentialities.
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What would be the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew. Not worried about skill level or money or any details other then people's opinions on the hands down best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew (one guy one girl).
That is an easy one: Dashew Beowulf!
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pretty much any boat over 30 ft,just take plenty of rice and beans and rum........

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I hate to venture back into this post, but, for the OP's sake... there are plenty of people happily circumnavigating in boats under 30'. I'll withhold my rant.
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The 'Old Salts' held that 37ft was the optimum size for shorthanded voyaging... big enough for sufficient water/provisions and life's necessary's... and small enough to be handle easily if solo..
Some argue for full keel... others fin and skeg... but that's down to personal choice... I prefer long fin and skeg myself..
But... WTH... no ones perfect..
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I hate to venture back into this post, but, for the OP's sake... there are plenty of people happily circumnavigating in boats under 30'. I'll withhold my rant.
my mate antony would probably agree with you,though not everybodys cuppa char...........Anthony Steward - Around alone in an open boat
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my mate antony would probably agree with you,though not everybodys cuppa char...........Anthony Steward - Around alone in an open boat
Indeed... some others I admire:

Roger Taylor: Introduction to the junk-rigged Corribee Mingming
Chris & Jess: Teleport Expeditions - Chris Bray & Jess Taunton
Ben & Elizabeth: BCC Elizabeth-Bristol Channel Cutter
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Not sure what you mean by not worrying about money, is your budget unlimited? There is no best boat for a circumnavigation. In our travels we have seen boats from 27 to 60 feet and from $3000 to $3 million. The average boat size is about 45 feet. If money was no object for us, and it is, I might look at a recent Amel or a Little Harbor up to about 55', bur lots of people are having great trips on relatively simple inexpensive.

I agree that there is no best boat for the journey.
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May be you would get a better answer to your question on a forum overtly specialising in fantasy ?
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