Of course ferro boats are suitable for sailing around the world, there have simply been so many that have done so it would be ridiculous to argue otherwise, BUT, there are just so many old glass boats of the same age as most ferro boats on the market in north america that are available for no more money
that they would probably be a better choice if only because they were production built vs homebuilt and they all seem to have owners groups where you can find out more about the boat than the builder
knew and you have many more choices than with ferro. I built a ferro boat 40 yrs ago and still think its a fine material, no better or worse than most other material. I always keep seeing the same thing regurgitated over and over that the prices of ferro boats are really cheap
but i just dont see it, the only place i ever see any quantity of ferro boats for sale
is Ferroboats and the asking prices seem aboat the same as most glass boats of the same age and condition. Pieces of crap of any material sell for very little, good boats fetch decent prices. I would have to agree with those who have counselled that 54ft is probably too large unless you have a gaggle of kids
, if you look for something in the 35 to 40ft range(on deck) you will find so many cheap fiberglass
boats it will be hard to choose, old glass boats are just not worth much, and dont worry about resale value, you wont take much of a hit selling,someone else has aready taken the loss, you can buy a $10-20000, 35 - 40 sailboat any day of the week and sure,when you start dumping money
into it to upgrade you will take a hit when you sell but not like the guy with the new boat. Good luck in your search, it sounds like you are going about it in a good way.