Originally Posted by Rohan
The Gemini is also what came first to my mind. It's a proven design, and the fact that you see plenty of them for sale
even as old as the 1990s gives you confidence that it lasts.
However, as a liveabord, I would think space would be a problem on a Gemini, unless you dedicated one of the aft cabins to storage
I love multi-hulls, but for the price range you are looking for and a liveabord I would seriously consider a monohull
instead. It's amazing the good deals you can find for huge monohulls under 150K.
When it comes to storage, my wife and I are very much minimalists. We just spent 8 month living in Texas
in a 24' camper. Add ten feet in length and double the width and were in a mansion
We are now in the process of selling almost everything we own that we had put in storage before our Texas
trip (to make sure living simply was for us). I like the idea of less space to get cluttered up with crap. Been on and around boats since I was 3, so I do know how much clutter finds its way aboard, especially with an admiral and a 1yo!
I am slowly working my wife into the idea of a monohull (to keep options open). But as the admiral puts it "I don't want to spend my life on passage
at an angle." Can't argue too much with the Mrs.