I'm helping someone can help me choose out a yacht.
I'll give you some background so you can advise me better.
It will be me and my partner sailing but I will be doing most of the work. She will be able to help out but I might have to step in. Would like to have yacht that I could handle by myself with or without her there.
Was thinking somewhere around the 32-37 foot mark.
Needs to have a shower
, toilet and be wheel
steer. Must have hot water
. I don't care about this but my partner does!!!
Most sailing will be done around south east Asia
. Bali, Thailand
etc. Won't go any further than that.
Have around 300 liters of fuel
available to store.
Handle some decent seas.
Easier to steer, maneuver and sail single
Be around the 50 to 60 thousand dollar mark. I will be prepared to pay more as long as the yacht is fully kitted out with all nav equipment
etc and I don't have to do too much to her.
The above things are all negotiable as long as it can be modified. Eg extra fuel
, hot water, fridge etc etc.
So far I'm liking the look of
35- nice boat but maybe not quite set for blue water.
Swanson 32 or 34
West sail 32 or 33
So far the Roberts is winning my vote. Mainly because most of them seem to be set for solid cruising work, nice and roomy and have most of the things I am looking for. The Ganley is also very similar.
The rest come is all forms of cruising capability with some having all the above items, others not.
Not too fussed on how well kitted they are. I can do that myself.
While I am here, and typing, what would a decent Nav package cost? Would fit ithe boat out with GPS
, Plotter and rRadar as well as wind vane
Any thoughts on the above boats would be great. If there is anything you might need to know to advise me better, ask away and I'll be sure to reply!
Thanks in advance