I just wanted to say hello, I'm new to this forum and I am planning a long term move on board a yacht in the next 3-4 years.
I have started to do research
early because I wanted to be fully prepared when it comes time to make the move.
I have been looking strictly at monohulls and recently converted to only thinking about Cats! When me and my girlfirend move on board the plan is to stay at least 3-4 years and to circumnavigate, if we really like it than much longer.
We are going to be doing alot of scuba diving
and will most likely have regular guests on board but for the most part we will be a duo crew. I am very interested in the 60-75 foot range and have found a boat that interests me very much, for the price
per foot for a fairly new boat is great in comparison with other models, the Exective 73. The only thing I dont like too much is the lack of outdoor space, but I LOVE the pilot house controls and the class cockpit!
One of the things I think I really want is to be able to motor
about in bad weather
in full comfort in my pilothouse out of the elements, and this seems to be a very rare option on cats, at least in the $2,000,000 and under range.
2007 Executive 73 Sail New and Used Boats for Sale - uk.yachtworld.com
Does anyone know anything about these yachts and if they would make a suitable platform for a long circumnavigation
and a diveboat combined?
Me and my girlfriend set an initial budget
for a max of $900,000 and we would have to hustle alot more and probably wait longer for something double the price
(if at all attainable) but I am trying to figure out if it would be worth it for the Executive 73. We were initially looking at much older yachts such as this link below that would suit our budget
, but I am thinking that there might be alot of work to do on a yacht of that age and might end up being a headache. Once again we will be a 2 person crew and the yacht needs to be managable.
1991 Alumarine Maxi Catamaran Commercial New and Used Boats for Sale -
Any advise or personal stories will be VERY helpful, we both only recently decided we are going to do this and both really dont know where to start!
....but we both cant wait to be on the water