Do you have a preference between mono- and multi- hull
? You posted in mono-hull section, so I will assume, mono-, but there are many excellent multi-'s in that price
Most of the boats at that price
range will be capable of distant cruising. There are many excellent cruising boats built for longer travels or higher latitude sailing, but they involve some trade-offs to achieve that. What have you looked at so far, and what do you like? What are the features that matter most to you? (Large cockpit
for entertaining? Large master cabin
? Many staterooms for crew/visitors? Easy engine
Unless you have special requirements or tastes that require a custom boat, even at that price, I would recommend a newer used boat
, as it not only represents greater value, but also has a lot of the equipment
installed and wrinkles ironed out that new boats haven't gone through yet.
I think that most people's answer to this question (and I'm surprised more haven't answered yet), will tell you about their
taste in boats, as my answer will tell you about mine. Ultimately you need to follow your own taste.
For my money
, if I had $1M to drop on a boat now, I recently was aboard a Hylas
70 (bigger than you asked, I know), that could probably be had for that.
Sticking with the 55-foot-ish length, you might want to take a look at Oyster
54 or 56, Swan 56 or 57, HR 54, Hylas
54, Discovery 55 -- all of which go for roughly $1M.
I'm very happy with our Tayana 58, but that's a little bigger than you asked for and if you paid $1M for a used one you probably didn't bargain hard enough.