I am looking at buying
a used boat
and would like your opinions on the following.
I have lots of experience sailing daysailers. I want to move up to a larger boat. I know there will be a learning
curve but I am willing to hire a captain
to take lessons as I learn. There are 3 of us in our family
, but the boat should be easily sailed by 2 people. Occasionally we might have another couple overnight. I would rather buy a slightly larger boat then have to trade
up in a year or two.
We will be sailing on LI Sound almost exclusively. I am looking at shoal draft
boats due to the shallowness of the waters around Norwalk. Most of the time we will be day sailing
returning to home port at night. Occassionally we might sail to a different port for a weekend overnight stay. There is a small chance for an occasional longer trip to Block Island.
I am more interested in comfort vs. performance. But I don't want a slow boat either. We do not intend to race
. I would like a well built boat and am willing to sacrifice comfort for quality.
is $170K and I do not want anything older then 5 years.
I am looking at the following boats and would appreciate any advice as to advantages/disadvantages of each, which might be better for our needs, and suggestions on maybe other boats to look at.
2006 Hanse 370e $179K
sun odyssey $135K
37 cruiser $139K
37 cruiser $170K (new)