Hey.. nice to have you here.
That is exactly what our family
is doing.. We are looking at a Lagoon
I had previous sailing experience but hadn't been in the water
for some time, and the wife and kids
never. After much consideration and consultation with people who are much more intelligent we decided to start on a larger monohull
and then move up in 2 or 3 steps.
And Here is Why.
Experience Required -
If you are looking at financing
or insuring that larger catamaran
your insurer and financier will likely not even consider you a good risk without verifiable experience.. Unless you are hiring a captain
you will need to step up.
The "Is this for us?" question -
Cruising and living on a boat may not suit your lifestyle.. We felt it was best again to spend 10's of thousands before shelling out $$$$$$$ and then finding out it was all a horrible mistake.
We are now getting ready to step up from our first boat and looking at a larger Mono or a smaller cat for weekends and holidays... We'll do that for a year or two then move up to the 560.