The three I have eyed off over online are the owners versions. 34 ft do seem to be too small for the twin rear cabins.
I suppose there are a lot of boats to choose from but I have been biased towards Beneteau
when looking at production boats. The 331 best fits my age/price range at Beneteau and Jeanneau's So34.2 cancels itself out because headsail tracks/winches are on the cabin
as for what, where and who.....Ultimately I want a boat I can handle by myself and a boat that would be just as good here in Stockholm or down in the Med. Then there is the possibility I will move back to Australia
in 2012 and may consider bringing the yacht with me.
Right now I am thinking I should have the boat here, at least for next summer so I can maximise my sailing time to get up my skill and experience levels. I sailed a lot on 34ft boats 20 + years ago and memories from then makes me feel that 34ft is a good sized boat I can handle myself (once I get back up to speed)
I have just come back from looking at my 2nd Sweden
Yachts 340. Such lovely boats with fantastic mahogany interiors and teak
decks, so much nicer than any of the new boats I looked at before summer. I would love one of them but I am not sure if I am up to keeping one in the perfect condition they were in.
I feel like I am stuck between what I want verses what I should get verses what I deserve..
Theres a cheap
high hours ex-charter 331 down your neck of the woods that is perhaps what I should get or perhaps not