Hi all, I've enjoyed reading the multiple threads on "best cat" suggestions. I am curious about people's opinion in a specific situation not fully covered in other threads. If you met the following profile (fantasy world time), what 1-3 cats would be on the top of your list:
1. You have no budget
constraints. Assume you can pay cash for ANY boat. Assume whatever it costs, it does not affect your savings one bit. So take money
completely out of the equation. I know, it's silly but humor
2. You are interested in spending multiple years circumnavigating.
You want to go everywhere including Antarctica, Alaska, North/Norwegian Seas, etc.
3. You don't want a crew other than your partner except for long ocean crossings. So the boat should be EASY to sail short handed given that you would be short handed 95% of the time.
4. You like space and comfort over speed. So given #3, you want to find the largest cat that can still be comfortably managed between 2 people.
5. For sake of making this more interesting, you can't simply build a custom one from scratch. You have to buy an existing model, but you are allowed to make any modifications you want (remember $ is not an issue in this fantasy world!).
I know that "every boat is a compromise" - but what changes would you make to your ideal boat if you wanted to minimize the compromises?
So what boats would be on the top of your list and what modifications would you make? What dream accessories would you include?
Two options to get started.
44i with a more modern interior
so it doesn't look like my grandma's cottage.
450 with some sort of custom-made retractable hard and enclosed bimini
for the fly bridge (like the ones that come with new expensive convertibles cars)
How about you?