Hello! I have been following/reading and searching this and many other forums
for years(I usually do more reading than posting) but I might as well ask the question "which boat"?
Here is my(our) short story:
I am 20ish and recently married(5 months). The Wife and I have put our current
boat on the market(sabre 28), we will be selling our house in just over a year(hopefully) and moving aboard a larger "bluewater" boat. We will live be liveaboards for another year or so and then leave our careers and sail to the Caribbean
and maybe beyond.
We need to find the boat that will best suit our budget
and needs. We want to spend less than 75K(including refit
I know there are many good boats out there and I have come up with a few guidelines:
Modern design(hopefully 80's)
Skeg hung rudder
Min 6' 2" standing headroom
I am 6'2-1/2"
relatively easy to single
I have been looking at the Tartan 37(non-centerboard), Morgan
383-4, Wauquiez P 35, and the Valiant Esprit 37.
Am I headed in the right direction? I have been trying to look only at boats that are actually available to me. Currently on the market and within relatively easy travel. I am in NC so I have been looking at boats from FL to Maine
Any boat sugestions would be greatly appriciated!