We are a husband and wife team, the hubby is retiring from the Marine
Corps after 21 years this November. We are planning moving to St Pete, Fl and going full speed on our plans to sail the Bahamas
for about a year. He does have some sailing/boating experience but is still attending all ASA classes
as soon as we arrive to gain skills, then we plan to purchase
a boat and sail daily until we decide to depart for the south!
We are looking for solid advice to help us narrow down our boat to a few choices. Mainly a vessel for Florida
cruising and living. We want something 40 feet and under. Displacement
is concerning us. Too much and it might be a bit slow/hard to get around. Too light and be bobbed around too much or just too light for a liveaboard
Any suggestions? We've been looking at 17k disp and above but would love suggestions! We seem to like Hunter
(although heavy) and Brewers.
Thanks in advance!