I am looking for my first cruiser I have a few options here in Ontario
that I have looked at however, there is a beautiful Nautai 37 in the Turks and Cacos that the gentlemen seems to need to sell. I thought she was beautiful and well laid out and I would love to own her but I am not in the position to drop things and go, at least not for a couple of years yet. I hope he decides to keep it a few more years.
I have looked at a Westsail 33 that was interesting but I think will require more work then I have finances for. I have also found a Bayfield 32 that seems serviceable but it only has a 3ft 9 inch draft
. Is this a concern for ocean travel? I have also, and I don't want to offend anyone, seen a trend in the sailing community. There seems to be those who have large comfortable boats like the Irwins who seem to sail the coasts but the off shore sailors seem to chose smaller vessels and by smaller I mean less comfort below. Is there a reason? Any suggestions or personal experience is greatly appreciated and greatfully listened too.