Have you considered taking a trip on a charter
cat? I saw a blog of a French couple who have a 47ft cat in the Philippines
sailing it to The Whitsunday's in Australia. They were looking for crew and asking $100 p/day p/p and sailing through some of the most unspoilt beautiful islands in the world. At the same time, you would get a feel for a cat around the 50ft mark. I think their cat is a 2012 and they are looking to sell it. - http://www.alive.cms4people.de
Of course it depends on what you want once again. Big and heavy equals slow and with light winds the cat will stick in the water
and go nowhere without starting the engines. The last few years cat designers are paying more attention to power to weight ratios. So look carefully at what is available and make a list of needs and wants. Put it together and start shopping
, but I think you are going to need more than 2 years in the Pacific. I've got friends who are out there and have been there for 10 years without going to the same area very often.
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