Thanks for the responses!
Boracay, we are holding on to the 3 stateroom criteria as an absolute, even if it is little more than a cubby hole with a reading light. There are thousands of very affordable boats with two large staterooms and a convertible salon
. It is too bad they don't fit our criteria!!!! My wife an I are paying a price for having so many youngsters. Would do it all again of course.
Just yesterday, I found a very interesting Cheoy Lee
Wittholz 53 which has 4 staterooms. Both aft staterooms have bunks. Pretty nifty galley
. The boat has beautiful lines also. The teak
decks make me nervous.
David M - we are sure we want to do this. Believe me, I've been quizzed many times. There are circumstances, which I won't share on this thread, but we have chosen to experience a lifestyle completely the opposite of our current
suburban existence. Plus, I want my kids
to learn how to navigate and anchor
and play and dig clams and explore an island and meet new people and varnish
and tie knots and see Mystic Seaport and Block Island.....
HenryK - I think I know the Tayana you mention. I couldn't recall
whether it had the elusive 3rd stateroom. I will check again. Definitely love the blue water
pedigree of that boat.