It's a very
good time to be a buyer in the Med! Prices, especialy in that size range, are very deflated. I know. We have a beautiful Beneteau
First 375 for sale
& very few people are even contacting the broker to ask about her, let alone make an offer on her already very reduced price
So, a good time to buy. As mentioned above, cost of operating a boat goes up exponentially with size. Moorings & storage
cost are based on size groups; 10 m or less, 12m or less, 14 or 15 m or less, etc. So a 11.8 m boat is considerably less expensive to moor than a 12.2 m boat, but a 12.2 m boat would be about the same cost as a 13.8 m boat. 38-42' seem to be a good size for a couple, but if you have experience & money
42-50' is common.
I would avoid Bavaria
though. Our neighbour in our marina has a brand new 2013 40' Bavaria & we are shocked at not only the poor quality, but also the poor designs of the boat. For example, the engine
controls are under a teak
board which is always in the way when you access those controls. In July a seacock broke off in his hand. In June an anode couldn't be attached to the hull
because the bolt kept turning. It has skinny hull
windows which don't open. I could go on, but you get the idea.
Anyhow, good luck with your search.