Hi everyone, looking for some advice from all you experienced sailors out there. I have never owned a boat, but have been threatening for years now to buy a second hand cruiser sailboat just for family
cruising around the Puget Sound
/ San Juans, and this year we are going to make that move. I am on a USD 30K - 40K budget
, so I cannot go too extravagantly. We are looking for a 30 to 32 foot sailboat, with the main criteria being easy to operate and sail. Me and the rest of the family
(we are 3) are planning on taking sailing lessons
, but for now, if someone can advise me on which make/model of boat I should target, that is relatively easy to learn sailing on? Something simple and reliable that could make a good weekend cruiser for a novice
(hopefully not for too long!).
Thank you very much.