Hi. I'm not entirely new here but haven't posted in a long time.
I wonder if anyone can suggest a catamaran
for coastal cruising and liveaboard
. We have 6 kids
, half of them under 10 years (!) and have dreamed for years of selling the business and living on a boat, at least for awhile. My main concerns are safety
and privacy for teenage girls. My husband is all about comfort. We aren't sailing purists and have no desire for extreme asceticism. We just want to live together on a boat, be more self-reliant and sail around together for awhile - maybe longer. We currently live in a big house but laugh about the fact that no matter how much space we have, all the kids
end up in the same room with us. We're a very close family
. That being said, I have no desire to be couped up in a miniscule space all the time with 6 children! (With Capt Bob, my father-in-law, there will be 9 of us aboard full-time. And a dog.)
Not to say that it will be, but - if money
weren't an issue, what do you veteran liveaboards think? My husband has some ideas...something about a 65' Yapluka....We definitely know we want a cat. I'm all ears!
Thanks for your suggestions!