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Old 30-09-2008, 11:05   #1
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question, which boat to buy?

Hi all,

I am looking at getting a new boat. i have 50,000 pounds max, I will be doing coastal work but would like the boat to be able to go blue water.
Here's the catch, i will be sailing with my wife, hopefully for about 1 year, she is a day skipper, and likes the look of the westerly oceanquest, Manly for the double walk around bed. is there any other boats with a big double bed in my price range?? Or any boats that can fill my needs??
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Old 30-09-2008, 11:38   #2
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Welcome to the Forum, Tom!

There's lots in our archives about buying a boat. Try the "small" Search pull-down menu, located in the blue bar just under the "Welcome" message, where you can find a Google search tool. Pick the right key-words, and you'll find a lot of advice and opinions already written.

I haven't been looking to buy for some years now, but I'm sure some of our members will help you out.

Good luck!
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If your primary criteria is the berth arrangement, there are a myriad of choices from which you can select. If you haven't already done so, go to yachtworld.com and use as a search criteria your price range and center cockpit as the latter criteria typically has the largest aft cabin berths. This isn't to say center cockpit boats are the only version having these berths - many contemporary aft cockpit designs include large walk-around fwd berths as well.
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The beam measurement is going to determine if you can walk on either side of the bed. You'll need 12 ft or more beam for that on most boats since the berth will be forward or aft. With our queen size berth you can only walk about 3 ft toward the head of the bed from the foot because the boat narrows from the foot to the head. I would think you will be looking at 36 ft plus boats to get that style berth and many brands won't start until 38 ft.
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Thanks for the help guys, doesnt anyone have or know of any makes of boats with a double cabin?
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doesn't anyone have or know of any makes of boats with a double cabin?
I think the answer is they all do. Your criteria is so broad that it does not limit the choices. If you go to New and Used Yachts for Sale - YachtWorld.com they have a fancy search engine for looking for boats. It is a valuable learning tool as well.
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