The right reply is there is no Ideal Boat.
You will know what is right for you when you have done your homework and found the boat that you think is right for you. Whats right for me is not right for you. There are to many factors involved. Price
, life style, type of use, how much you can live with or without. Living in the North during winter or living in the south. Type of sailing you enjoy or length of trips you may plan to take. Now you might have asked what boats we have or what boat we like but you can go on forever with regards whats best. Visit Boat and Yacht Sales, Buy Boats and Yachts - YachtWorld.com
and have a look at the following manufactured boats. HansChristian, BaBa, West Sail, Hardin, Formosa
, Cheoy Lee
, Cape Dory
, Vagabond, those are some of my preferances. You might also go to Seafaring
and talk to people there. Personaly I prefer my Formosa
for comfort and space. She is a regular floating condo.