Look at Voyage 500's, we have an older 470 charter
version that has extraordinary room. The beam is 27', they sell these boats as performance luxury cruising vessels. We have just bought a new 520(new model ) owners version. It is leaving Cape Town
tomorrow for the BVI's, it is to be our retirement
boat. We are using the 47 footer as our summer weekend home while we continue working the next four years. We have the 47 listed for sale
on Yachtword but may pull it off the market for a year or two as we love the boat. In a year or two we probably would sell it for less than it is listed for now. Check out the new one here
The space in the salon
is amazing on the 500's there is no change in the new 520 in the salon
. The change is the opening of the back end of the cockpit
giving a huge outside area for entertaining. My wife too wanted the owner's version and that is why we have made the deal. Check Yachtword for some 500's, they are great boats. If you think you may charter some , it would be a good choice. These boats are built with great care, they are not a rushed production boat. They have been in business for nearly 20 years and build a fine product.
Go have a look a one before you discount the model, everyone that comes aboard our 470 loves it. With the wide beam it is super stable and really roomy. We love the galley
up for several reasons, all the cooks (three can work in the space) are in the party, I like being able to get to the galley
quickly from the helm
and it gives privacy below. Our first cat , a PDQ
had a galley down. So go have a look at the Voyage's, you may be surprised.
Wishing all a SAFE New Year