Husband and I will semi retire in 2 to 3 years to take up the cruising life. We have owned our own 26' sailboat in the past and done several charters in different parts
of the world. What we are considering doing now puts the type of boat we need in an entirely different class. With the depth
of experience available on this board, perhaps we can save ourselves some research
time by getting some recommendations from those with experience as to the best manufacturer(s) of boats for extended voyaging. Our thoughts at the moment are 40 to 45 ft, no more than 3 cabins, heavy solid boat that is easy to sail for 2 people and can handle some weather
will be +/- $100K. Older is okay, but if it needs $40K work, then not sure its worth it? Also, we are considering joining the Fairwind Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey, but on the application it says we need a recommender. Can anyone help with this? Thanks in advance for your time.