Well...my husband and I have been bitten by the sailboat bug. We have a little sailboat that we are learning
on...but have much bigger aspirations. We are thinking about getting bareboat
certified...but now I'm wondering if that is even necessary. More than likely we will spend the summer months doing weekend trips on local lakes (including Lake Superior) and then do 4-8 week trips during the winter in the Caribbean
I'm looking for suggestions for a trailerable monohull
that we can launch at our various lakes. Our truck will pull about 5500 pounds. I'd like a boat with at least one double berth, a single
berth and a head
that is suitable for weekend trips. We have a 2 1/2 year old as well as a dog that might want to come along for the weekend trips.
For our longer trips we are interested in sailing on a catamaran
. At least for now I can see where less heeling on extended trips would be nice...not to mention the extra room. It seems that money
spent on chartering would be better put towards purchasing
our own boat. Any feedback you all could give on yacht partnerships, or companies like sailtime would be appreciated.
Thanks so much-
Brooke & Jon