Hello. My wife and I are new to sailing and are looking for a boat
. We have taken the ASA
101 class and are registered for the 103 classes
in order to get the most experience possible. We live in Los Angeles and have a 3 year old son. My goal is to find a boat
that we can both learn on and then eventually upgrade to a cruiser in a few years. We will be doing mostly stuff in the bay here and heading to Catalina
every once in a while, at least until we are comfortable. Obviously safety
is of upmost importance because of the valued treasure aboard (wife and son). I also need something that is comfortable down below or else my wife will not last long. Our budget
is in the $50k range, though we can do higher if we need to in order to get what we would be happy with for a few years. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance and have a nice day!