I had a bit of a look with somewhat wider margins. All of these may fit in your budget
and are big boats. When I was looking some 6-7 years ago prices were almost double the asking here and no one was negotiating.
I don't think any are stunning sailers but with the full family
on board that may be a good thing.
Do read between the lines of the ads.
All would need a thorough inspection
followed by a survey
1990 Oceanic 42
. I've walked past one of these numerous times on my way to the "bathroom" and admired the lines each time. Sailed on one in the Whitsundays when I wrangled a crewed charter
1994 Roberts 44 Offshore.
Same design as Boracay. I won't bore you with her faults but a big honest older style steel
boat. Straightforward build gives a sturdy hull
Van De Stadt Custom.
I built a small Van de Stadt 6.5m too may years ago an was very impressed by the quality of the design. The teak
decks would need very careful checking.
This would be a much better size for a family
. If I were considering buying
this boat a repower
with something like a John Deere 4045DFM (do check if the shaft will take more power!) would be on my wish list. Aft cabin
would be great for kids