Hello CruisersForum friends, I am looking for a boat for circumnavigating. My plans are to buy the boat at most by mid-15, prepare the boat and get to know it better living aboard
it from mid-15 till mid-16 and them depart to our dream trip.
There will be just 2 full time crew, me and my Admiral and wife Natalie. We are still evaluating on taking our two Labrador Retrievers or leaving them with my brother, as I have found out lots of difficulties to get them in some countries, and specially quarantine seems a really non-human procedure (and they are more human them some humans out there).
We expect to receive family
and friends visits, as well as recruit crew for some worst passages if we evaluate needed, but usually will be sailing single
handed with Admiral support when needed.
and evaluation we decided for Catamarans, due to many reasons you all are aware of - the Admiral made final decision. Now we are looking for a boat. I have ended up loving Lagoons 380, 410 and TPI Laggons 37 and 42.
I am looking to invest between 150k˜250k on the boat, and from my search it would be enough to get early 00s 380/410 and get it ready, or older TPI models.
1. What would you suggest we focus on our search? (TPI models do need more investment on fitting them for modern electronics
and some refitting, while modern 380/410 are usually referred as not as rocky-solid built as TPI models).
2. How much should I forecast
to spend in regular monthly maintenance
? (Not considering any accident
or unpredicted event, like damages from a storm, grounding etc).
I appreciate your knowledge sharing and I am willing to learn from your experience to advance on my journey's forecast
. Thank you, Gus