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Old 24-07-2012, 17:35   #16
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Re: Best Cruising Boat for Couples

Judy and I left from Newport, RI, in 1983 aboard Connaught IV, a Bristol 35.5, and arrive in St. Croix, USVI, ten month later. This boar was destroyed in Hugo in 1989. We next moved aboard Deirdre, a Crealock 37. This was our home for eleven years. After selling Deirdre, we moved aboard Daybreak, an Allied Seawind II, and sailed back to the Carribean. Each of these boats had good and bad point. Connaught IV was a fast sailor with good windward performance, but a rough ride. Deirdre was a very comfortable boat for two, and again, a fast passage maker. The motion was reasonable comfortable, and we could plan on making 140 mile per day. Daybreak was a gem. Not so fast, but very comfortable at sea.

We have now left the Caribbean and are enjoying our Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, Green Flash. This is a remarkable boat. Measuring only 24 ft on deck, there are adequate comforts for a couple, and the boat is fully capable of any major offshore passage one could envision.

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Grona, very interesting to read your requirements which I agree with .. have you had any success in finding a boat which meets them ??

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, caribsailor24, and David McDowall.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:01   #19
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If it's a good boat with at least one double berth and one good sea berth, it's a good couples boat. But make sure you get a pair of these:

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Re: Best Cruising Boat for Couples

We just bought our dream cruiser for circumnnavigation. Beyond the obvious requirements of build quality, strength and sea-kindliness, we opted for a center cockpit for two reasons: to be high and dry out of the weather, and for an aft cabin suite that we can use while passage making and not only on the hook or in harbor. This will be out home, so we don´t want to cramp our style. Now we´re fixing her up for safe and easy sailing.
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Re: "Preferred" Sailboats

Hey Robbie you seem to know a great deal about good quality boats....designers and builders. Just curious what if anything you know about the reliance 44' ketch?

Any info would be appreciated

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The safety of my family is tantamount
Hi, Churchill,

Will new 40ft Dutch designed steel hull center-board center-cockpit sloop @ Eur 340k be OK? (She will take some time to build!, can switch over to 46-ft at abit higher price!)

Or 40ft French architect strong alu hull (12 mm bottom/10mm sides) 2007 blt sloop, circumnavigation completed in 2014, at Eur 170k

Can be continued ...

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