My wife and I are new to sailing after spending 10 years with powerboats. After some introspection and further research
it has come to our attention that the wind
is free vs $4-$5 per gallon of diesel
. I have always believed that sailing is the more romantic method of cruising and now need to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible. I intend to take sailing lessons
this spring and hope to improve upon my two weeks of "sailing experience" on 44' sailing cats in the Caribbean
while on vacation
My wife and I live in South Florida
and plan to purchase
a 35'-43' sailboat within the next two years. I have read the current
threads regarding some Caribbean
boats and would like something that can be sailed single-handed, be comfortable enough to spend several months aboard, be a solid and safe home and cost under $120,000.
We would be happy to entertain any and all suggestions.