Hello there Privilege
owners and lovers, I am a young sailor with a business plan and a long line of clients ready to set sail out of Florida
with a new boat in Oct '08. I currently work as a Pilot for a charter
vessel here in Seattle
, Wa, and have been working on motor
yachts for some time now. My plan a while back was to get enough time on the water
to get my Captain's license
and work out of Florida
on some very wealthy person's yacht. However, one year ago, this beautiful creature called Sailing tapped me on the shoulder and asked me if I wanted to dance. She grabbed me by the waist and we've been waltzing like mad ever since. I truly have found the Optimal Experience that I want to encompass my life and career.
Now that my goals are very distinct, I am preparing the specifics. Currently, I have the '08 Winter season booked, and I am looking to buy a boat in August ('08). I have read much about several boats but I keep coming back to the Privilege. It seems that everyone that owns them, loves them.
During my research
I have read much about what Maxing Out has had to say about the boat. I am definitely interested in working steady for about five years and then circumnavigating.
Basically, what I'm looking for is a boat with:
- Multi-Hull (enough deck
space to really stretch out and feel comfortable)
- Something to accommodate at least 6 passengers and crew (myself)
- Between $150k and $250k max
- 39' - 44'
- Reliable, stable, comfortable
Like I said, I keep coming back to the Privilege 39 and 43. For those of you who know these boats well, would they be my best option? How well are they single-handed? If this is the right boat, what options should I consider adding? Why would the 39 be better than the 43 or vice-versa?
Thank you for all of the information that all of you (especially Dave - Exit Only) have put out there for me to see. Being able to chose the right option is much easier these days and I really appreciate your input.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. - Mark Twain