We are planning a trip to the Bahamas
in 2 years, and are boat-shopping. We just sold our J/30 whish we owned for 9 years. Depending on boat condition and equipment
, we have between 40-50K US to spend on the purchase
, with some left over for a (minor) refit
. We are looking at boats in the 34-36í range, and since this may only be a 1-year adventure, we are looking at boats that might be relatively easy to sell after our trip.
The boats that seem to come to the top of our list again and again are:
We also like some features of the Endeavour
35, but canít seem to find out anything much about their reliability
. Boat US, Sailnet, nor Practical Sailor have done any evaluations on the Endeavour
, so we have no idea what they are like from a quality/ durability perspective.
I know everyone will have their favourite among this group, but I would be more interested in hearing which boat(s) you would drop from the list and why.
We arenít looking to buy this year, but we have never even been on any of these boats, and there are none of them within 600-700 miles for us to look at, so we have our work cut out for us. It would be easier if we could shorten the list Ė we are hoping you can help.
Thanks in advance for all your assistance!