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Old 02-09-2008, 11:56   #1
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Hello everyone, just to introduce ourselves. We are a family of 3, a son 13 years of age. A wife who was very nervous of sailing ! I have sailed from a very early age mainly in the Irish Sea.

The lasy 3 years we have chartered a boat and sailed the North and South Ionian, this has re kindled my bug for sailing and helped my wifes confidence enough to look at taking the plunge and buy ouselves a yacht.

We are looking at purchasing a yacht between 36 - 41 foot. We don't know the best type although have looked at some second hand Bavarias. What are your views ?

Where would be the best ( cost effective ) place to berth it ?

Does anyone have any experience on buying a new boat on a ''Partnership Scheme'' with a charter company as this is an option that we have considered ?

All your views and advice would be gratefully received as we do not want to go into this totally blind and make unnecessary costly mistakes
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Old 02-09-2008, 16:39   #2
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Hi Zeppe and welcome to the cruisers forum. We have a number of sailors from your area who will likely be able to help.

You might consider posting this specific question in our "destinations" forum under Europe & Mediterranean - Not all our members frequent the meets and greet forum but it is a great place for a first introduction post!
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Aloha Zeppe,
Welcome aboard! Good to have you posting on this forum. I hope others from your area will respond soon.
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thanks for your reply chaps. I will post my question under destinations.
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