I'm a wanna be liveaboard
in the SF bay
area, and I'm looking for boat recommendations.
I come from a racing
background and would actually like to take my boat out, so I'm looking for something that performs fairly well. I don't mean that it has to be fast (although I would like it, I don't think its an option at my desired price
point) but that is fun to sail and is easy to handle.
I'm looking for something in the 35-40 range, most places I've been looking at slips don't allow liveaboards on less than 35ft.
is up to 40k, but I'd prefer to be around 30k mark or lower.
Additionally, while I don't mind doing some work (I'm pretty sure you have to enjoy it to some extent to want to live on a boat), I'm not looking for a project
The two boats that are currently my front runners are older Catalina
36s and Islander Freeport
I know I have a lot of wants on this list that might not all be possible.
I'd really appreciate any recommendations from people with more experience than me, as well as any recommendations for things to look out for/be aware of that I might be missing.
Thanks for your help!