I am a sailer-wannabe and I am considering getting a sailboat and bringing it to Thailand
. I cannot sail at this point, so the boat purchase
is 1-2 year away. I hope only 1 year though
Anyway, I am thinking about using around 100k usd, a little bit more for the Jeanneau
option. Before I would sail it to Thailand
, from United States, if I choose a Gemini
, I would sail in the Caribbean
to get enough experience for water
sailing. Is 3-5 months enough?
So the boats I find most appealing are:
sun odyssey 43 DS
These are very different boats of course one being a mono and one a catamaran
, so maybe someone here can help me with which one would be best for my use which would be sailing it to Thailand and sailing around on 2-4 days trips here mostly, but also living in the boat for comfortably for 1-2 months at a time. Also the resale value
in Thailand is important in the decision process. There are some Jeanneau boats here, but no Gemini, not for sale
Also other boat options would be great, but the boat can not be older than 2001.
Benefits of the Gemini:
2. Cheaper to dock
fee is lower?
4. More stable at anchor
1. Pounding when sailing.
Benefits of the Jeanneau:
2. It looks better.
3. More space and better design for relaxing at the deck
Disadvantages of the Jeanneau:
1. Many of the have been used as charter
2. The best priced ones seem to be in Croatia
.(probably because they are charter
boats). and I dont want to sail past Somalia
3. More expensive