Sorry to disappoint.
Think of it this way. What if you grew up in the middle of Outer Mongolia and had never driven a car? Then moved to Rotterdam and wanted learn to drive and buy a car. To make it more complicated there are thousands of different cars, some that only made a 30-40 cars.
Boats are very much like that. Also, to answer your next questions I will ask some back.
1.What do you want to do with the boat? Do you want to race
? Do you want to sail around the world or around the Caribbean
? Do you want to cruise the canals like Amsterdam
to Arnhem or North Sea to the Mediterranean
. Will you sail far north to Iceland
or far south to Cape Horn where you will certainly encounter stormy weather
2. How many will be on the boat? Just yourself? Yourself, partner, four friends, two dogs
and a cat?
? Always an issue. Are you shopping
for a Rolls Royce or a Toyota?
Again, think of it like cars. Do your tastes run to Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW, Toyota, minivan, sports car, big sedan?
This will help narrow the search and make the potential much, much smaller.
You ask about Bavaria
vs Amel. You will find a very wide range of opinions in this area. You are asking to compare a large volume manufacturer that makes what many call a "production" boat (Bavaria) with a smaller manufacturer of what is generally acknowledged as a higher quality boat (Amel). Other production boat makers are Beneteau
, Jenneau, Hunter
and at least a dozen more. There are widely publicized cases of some production boats having structural problems, for example a couple of Beneteaus have had lost
rudders. Does this mean that all Beneteaus are cheap
junk and may sink at any time? Of course not. There are dozens of Beneteaus sailing around the world that still have their rudder
At the same time, I have not heard of an Amel rudder
I already mentioned a few production boats so here's a few top end models. Please note that both lists are far from complete and there are dozens and dozens more to add.
, Hallberg-Rassey, Swan, Morris, Hinkley, Malo.
Again, some will be like a sports car (Swan), some like a luxury sedan (Oyster).