You folks are great. I never expected to get so many helpful replies so fast. I do appreciate the help.
I understand that many of the replies to these types of questions start with budget
. I will take this out of the equation because I have found that most of the boats in the less than 45 foot range fit into my budget
. The more important factor is intended use. In my case I am looking for a liveaboard
boat that is built to handle a circumnavigation
with 2 people on board.
Some of you made a comment that anything over 40 feet will work. I dont think a global statement like that can be made. This is why I am asking here. I have been on a number of boats and headroom
seems to be the issue I struggle with. For example, I could not stand in the galley
of any of the Fontain Pajot boats between 40 and 43 feet. I was on a Lagoon
410 last week and I can not stand up in half the galley and the headroom in all cabins and heads dont allow me to stand. The tight spots seem to be the galley, cabins and heads.
I have not been on a Catalac
or Voyage yet so I will take a closer look. I thought I was on a Manta
at the Annapolis boat show
this fall and ran into a head
room issue but this is why I am asking here. Getting advice from the folks who actually own the boats is invaluable. I need to revisit the Manta again as well.
If anyone else wants to chime in, I am all ears.