Originally Posted by Prairie Chicken
Same question I have.
15 on a 65' boat, and 10 of them non-sailors? Scary thought!
We use to sail on a friend's 90 foot schooner for several months in the Baltic
area. Crew was composed of 6 folks with an additional 10 being supernumeraries. Just about enough room for everyone to have their own space and yet come together for meals
. And yes, a full time cook position is essential. You have three full meals
, two snack time meals, and a midnight short order. Sailing folks eat a lot.
Plenty of logistics documentaries out there as to fitting out. A 20 meter boat is rather small for 15 folks. Would work for a crew of 6-8. Unless you like cramped conditions, little storage
, grumpy folks, get at least a 30 meter or larger vessel. Does it have to be a sailboat? Plenty of former yachts in the 30-50 meter range for sale
prices. Little demand for big yachts unless they are almost new and have the latest fads and fashions on board. Thus a 10 year old luxury yacht basically sits around for years waiting for an owner.
You might also check out leasing a yacht rather than buying
one. Way way cheaper.