My wife and I plan to go extensive cruising (including ocean passages) within the next three years. I have little experience except for some sailing in the med, crewing
on 3 occasions from Durban to Cape Town
and some local sailing here in Durban South Africa
. I have worked offshore
as a commercial
diver for 12 years. As you can imagine, I have flogged google
to death getting info on various designs. Our budget
for the initial purchase
is between $50.000 and 65.000. I am quite enamored with the Lavranos Holiday 34 and the Farr 38. We're pretty much "budget" conscious and don't care too much about micro waves etc. Please let me know what you think about these designs. From what I understand, both have circumnavigated.
Thanks in advance.