We are a small family
looking to start a big adventure. We want to travel and sailing seems the perfect way to achieve this as a family
. We have been looking at smaller, cheap
, center cockpit/aft cabin
boats around 35' or less, mainly because there are a lot of boats in this range available for cheap
($10-15k). We are beginner sailors and so are ok with a boat that is not capable of crossing oceans; we just need something that we can coastal cruise/cruise the Bahamas/marina hop in for a few years. We are very heavily inspired by Captain
Fatty and his style of sailing/budget cruising.
Anyways, does anyone have any experience with any of these boats and could give us their opinion for coastal cruising/liveaboard worthiness for a family?
Out island 33 (Ya I know, not a center cockpit-but some layouts have two quarter berths that would work for us.)
O'Day 32 thru 37
Any suggestions for boats in this style and price
range would be greatly appreciated! We would love to coastal cruise
down the West coast
of the US and Latin America for a few years, upgrade the boat, and start a circumnavigation
. If there are any boats in this style and price
range that would be suited to a circumnavigation
, please let us know! We are most interested in getting out of the consumerism and negative culture of the US as soon as possible, that is why we are looking at boats in this price range. I am relatively handy and we are not too concerned about everything being in the best shape (besides safety
issues), as we can fix those on the way.
Also not sure how often these get shared around here, but here are two videos that have really inspired us:
Go small, go simple, go now:
Vixen's Voyage: https://vimeo.com/139102400
Thanks so much!