Hi guys and girls,
I will try to keep this as short and precise as possible.
I am considering acquiring a sailboat in the 30-34ft range to 'live aboard' in Miami
I am originally from Brazil
and grew up around boats. But, I know very little about American made boats and the important things to take into consideration when choosing a 'liveaboard' boat. I do also have a lot of practical questions about estimated running costs, hurricanes, insurance
licenses, etc. But these can wait for another thread. For right now, I am trying to narrow down my search for a suitable boat.
What I am looking for:
. Sail. Cruiser. 30-34ft. Aft Cockpit
. Inboard diesel engine
My purchasing budget
is approx. USD 50,000.00
I will mainly be living in a Marina, taking her out on the weekends and for a couple of weeks/months every year. During that time I'd be sailing mainly around Florida
and The Bahamas
becomes an issue).
I really would like to have two cabins and a decent galley
I want this boat to be as simple as possible and easy enough for me to handle alone (if necessary). She should be seaworthy
There are many other things I want, which are irrelevant right now... But, I was wondering if you guys would have some suggestions on makes/models that fulfill this role. I really like the Catalina
C320, but she is rather expensive and hard to find (around Florida
and close-by states). Any suggestions, tips or warning would be greatly appreciated! I understand that there is no perfect boat.... It's just that there are so many options that I am a bit lost
and just need a little guidance.
Thank you so much for your time!