The reason I am looking for a boat
is neither luxury nor leisure but much closer to a desperation only Lovecraft would do well at describing.
Now, before you decide you'd prefer not to share the same ocean with me, I'm diligent at avoiding harm to myself and others ;-)
I'm also aware of the advice that "the next best thing to not having a boat
is the knowlege of having had one..."
Yet still, I seek your best advice for what used boat
to get between in the range of $20k-$40k:
- ~40 feet at least? So its not too small of a nutshell for making passage
and also so that five people and provisions will fit on it.
enough to sail the southern seas (NZ, South America)
- Pilothouse preferred for cold weather
/ rough seas
- sturdy hull
and balanced characteristics over speed
- open to any hull
- would a sailing trawler
be a good (cost effective) option?
- whats the best rigging
for a crew of one?
Anything come to mind?