Originally Posted by mikey759
Thank you everyone for all the suggestions but I see what four winds was saying about not having a budget. I think for my first boat I wouldn't want to go over 35 feet for 50,000 dollars.
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Very realistic and very doable budget and boat for live aboard and commuting back to the states. To get the best for the money
you might have to go for an older, more basic model, probably one that needs a bit of work.
So how are your boat fixing skills? Unless you have a lot of money
to pay for the work you need to be a mechanic
, plumber, electrician and carpenter
In the 30-35' range there are lots and lots of options. Just a few of the more common brands that come to mind: Ericson
, Tartan, Catalina
. Good place to start shopping
go to this website. Lots of information, specs and photos.