Thanks for all the input so far! Those videos are great. The Lagoon is definitely a good looking video and glad to see/hear it can handle the open ocean no problem!
We are still working out what we are willing to spend. We are still very early in the process so hope to have that figured out soon.
Performance wise, I think comfort and safety
are our biggest priorities. Obviously we don't want some tub that can't get out of its own way, but we aren't looking to win any races.
Hopefully we won't be out in anything to ferocious, but obviously we want a boat that can handle it if we get caught out.
All over the world really means that... I'm guessing it will mostly be tropical areas, through the S. Pacific and Asia
, but we also plan on spending a summer in Alaska
, cruising down to Patagonia, the caribbean
, probably end up in the Med at some point and if at possible, I'd love to cruise
down to Antartica.
We do want something comfortable with a good finish as we do plan on some higher end chartering for a few moths a year to help with costs. We want it to be big enough that we can use up to 3 cabins for guests and have a have at least a cabin
with separate bunks for us when we have paying guests on board.
If we were just doing the trips on our own, I would definitely be pushing for something 40-45', but the concern is the charters. We don't want it to be too cramped if we have a full boat for both the guest comfort and our own.
I'm going to do some research
on the Antares
and Outremer and have an appointment to meet with the local Lagoon this week.
Thanks again for the input, and please, keep it coming! I really appreciate it!