I am thinking 50-60ft GRP not Steel, and Single Engine..any comments?
50-60' is a very big boat
. If it is cheap
you'll never get on top of the maintenance
. Even if you can afford something this big in good condition it'll be much too big for two crew without a lot of experience to manage.
37'-45' is a popular size range for two persons.
Have you had a look at available boats round where you are?
Is the purchase of a Marina Berth essential?
Many cruisers plan on cruising and anchoring
out. If you just want to stay in one place a boat
is an expensive way to do it.
We would like to travel further at some point are there any clubs/groups who do this in convoy.
There are the Sail Indonesia
and Sail Malaysia
rallys. Some clubs do organise coastal cruises, particularly for smaller boats and trailer/sailers.