Hello. We are new to this form and we have found a wealth of good info so far!
We're actively looking for a boat live-aboard in the San Francisco
area. We will be here for a year or so and then plan to sail the coast, possibly to Hawaii
In terms of a boat purchase
, we're in need of some advise. We've determined a 35-48 foot (maybe a center cockpit) with the ability to get us to Mexico
, potentially blue water
capable if the price
is right. The budget
could go up to 150k but we're looking to spend much much less if possible.
There seems to be no shortage of debates in the forums
about the offshore
capabilities of Beneteaus and new vs old boats.
So I guess the question is for our needs would something like the Benetau FIRST series be able to handle cruising to Mexico
something equivalent to this: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1991.../United-States
or... Are we better off with something older such as this? (I worry a little about spending every spare moment fixing stuff if we opt for an older boat)
Any input about boats that fit our criteria in the bay area would be very helpful for this new-ish to sailing couple. Thank you!