Total newbie here although I am must say I am an excellent armchair sailor as I have been studying for many years things about boats and sailing.
I have never sailed, not even a dinghy
As the title says, I am looking to get my first boat
. I have found lots of information in the web. It seems to me that the new Hanse 315 might be a good choice to start sailing and cruising.
However, I am facing a dilemma: Should I buy a mono hull
or should Ι opt for a trimaran
I am not going to race
and I am not interested in speedy cruising although I know that speed makes passages shorter which may be a good thing sometimes.
The main reason I am considering a trimaran
is because of its (a lot) lower draft
that makes beaching possible while with a mono hull
this is not an option.
In order to avoid further confusion maybe I should list my priorities:
1) RCD class A (ocean)
2) Lots of room down below and above (cruising and relax
3) Beach-able or at least low draft
(less 1 meter)
4) Aft cabin
with double berth. 5 berths minimum.
5) Separate head
6) Tiller steering
That's my main requirements. Now I would like to get a boat with an outboard engine
(perhaps electric) and use the engine
room for more battery
capacity while investing in solar/hydro/wind electricity generation.
A self tacking jib
would be nice too but those things can be retro fitted I guess so not too much consideration in the initial buying
I like long keels and their draft is low enough but is seems that this is a trend abandoned by the major manufacturers.
The Hanse 315 ticks all but one the boxes from my list, the beach-ability aspect.
On the other hand, not having sailed I was wondering which one of the two types (mono hull or trimaran) is best suited for a total beginner.
I am aware that I am pursuing contradictory things, but maybe if the discussion progresses I may be able to judge better and reach a more informed decision.
Thanks all and greetings to everybody on these boards. This is my first post.