I've been putting off posting
this thread because I know how they can turn
Also because your requirements are more unique than other similar threads.
My wife and I are looking for a yacht, obviously. We live on St Thomas and are looking for something we can liveaboard
on for a couple years outfitting as we need and learning
that particular boat before taking off for good. Ultimate goal is a slow paced circumnavigation
Our requirements (ie MUST have)
: $100k, not a penny more.
: U-Shaped. Not running port along the salon
Transom: We have a toddler and a black lab. Wife and I are both ex-military with back, shoulder and knee problems. Easy on and off the boat at anchor
(how we plan to spend the vast majority of our time) is an absolute must. So either a step-down transom or a walk-through transom.
: The stairs into the salon
must be easily navigable for a black lab to go down. Again, lifting a 90lb dog up and down from the cockpit
is not an option.
Like to haves:
Cabins: 2 is preferred for the more internal space, but 3 cabins is fine. A large centerline master berth is also preferable.
: based on our family
size, we would like 42'+ but have seen some 39' that may work
: We would like one that's as big as possible as a lot of our time will be spent in it. A CC is desirable as a containment for the kid, but aft cockpits seem to be larger and can be made to accommodate toddler safety
: is preferably around the $80k mark
Age: the boat will be partially financed, so finding a boat in the -20 year old mark is a plus for the financing
So far the only boats that we have seen that match these:
Catalina Morgan 45
Help pointing us in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.