Looking between Island Packet
350 and 380. Want to coastal cruise East coast
first year and then down island the next few. We (wife and I) have looked at many boats and boat types, sailed all of our adult lives - mostly great lakes
and some Caribbean
We think the 380 would be a fine boat to cruise
for several years, but in thinking about the eventual return to land, a 350 would be easier on the budget
(not as much net worth tied up in original purchase
and upon return, buying
a house again and keeping the boat) and would appeal to a larger market when reselling.
So, a couple of questions:
1. For you 350 owners, is this model large enough (incl. tankage, storage
, ability to handle weather) to cruise like this for a few years?
2. If you have experience with the 350, do you wish you would have bought a larger boat? Why?
3. For everyone, does this logic make any sense?