Months of searching and looking at loads of yachts I have done it.
Found my new love in Croatia
and, with a bit of haggle, bought her at a reasonable price
She is an SAS 39. Built by Vector Yachts of Zagreb (who normally make boats for the military)
Sailed her back to home, Turkey
, a passage
of ten days. Not easy as it was a learning
curve for both the boat and myself. Got hit by the 'Bora' in the Adriatic
with the winds maxing at 54 knots. Learned how to re-sew a partiallly shredded genoa
and then became becalmed in the Cyclades
How impressed I am with her. She can certainly take more that I can!
Now she's home and it's time to sort out all the little wrinkles that the trip has shown up.
Oh nearly forgot. Also managed to cross one more of the sailors 'bucket list'. Came through the Corinth Canal; amazing!