My husband & I plan to retire, live aboard & sail from Maine
& when I become more skilled, the Bahamas
& back every season. Husband is a very capable sailor & he can also repair anything, except some electronics
. I am not but am eager to learn. We are looking for a used 46'-52' under $500,000, that could be sailed single
handedly, if needed, & sleep 6.
I've found the Hinckley, Morris, & Alden's to be the most appealing with the exception of their interior
volume. That led me to the Oyster
, Malo, Nautor Swan, Hallberg-Rassy group. My husband likes a steel
Dutch boat! I also looked at the Jeanneau's for all their space.
Can anyone chime in with their own personal live aboard experiences with any of these boats? Have you explored the Bahamas
Thanks in advance. This forum is a fantastic resource. Happy sailing!