We will be (finally) in a financial position to (potentially) start liveaboard
cruising this Summer.
We have both effectively retired and will have £50000 to buy the boat, £30000 to "do her up" leaving a £2000 monthly cruising budget
Does this seem a reasonable plan? What boats should we be looking at? We plan to base ourselves in the Mediterranean
, but would need to make the passage
accross the Biscay to UK as our skills/experience/knowledge develop. Who knows where we might be in a few years. The boats that we like are quite diverse and include the LM 32, Barbican 33 and Sadler 34. Any thoughts about the suitability of these boats or would any be good? Or indeed anyone have opinions on what would be a better choice would be most helpful in compiling a short list. We have personal experience of crewing
a Halberg Rassy 38 (lovely, but too expensive) and a Jeanneau
36 (good liveaboard
well, but not sure about build quality).
Thanks for any thoughts.