I'm very new to sailing, been doing lessons last 3 months or so with 2 friends on a J-24.
We're thinking about getting a cheap
, less than $15,000, cruiser thats capable of holding her own in local races, for more practice, fun, cruising around sydney
bays, occasional trips up down the coast (if we ever feel brave enough)
Other requirements are that it must be a monohull
, should be able to accommodate 4-6 adults for a day in reasonable comfort, have a keel
and be easy to handle. My missus wants the luxuries of a toilet and an espresso machine (obviously the latter will have to be an after-market add-on
I'm thinking about something less than 30 feet, like a Hutton 28, Pacific 27, Endeavor 26/27 or Marauder 27. See my problem? too much choice, not enough experience... Endeavors are popular with the local yacht club
I would welcome advice, suggestions, opinions, anything that'll help me make a good choice.