I like the Pearson
sailboats - solid glass and seaworthy
. Small port holes so can take the waves if a nasty one hits you offshore
. Both sloops and ketches by this manufacturer. You could always buy a ketch and remove the mizzen mast
if everything else about the boat was to your liking. Pearsons are beautiful boats on the interior
with lots of teak
To further befuddle you, a center cockpit
boat usually has a nice large aft master cabin
with insuite head
My fav sloop
like that is the 42' Moody. It has foam core
, but I can deal with that. These are recognized as good cruising boats and have made ocean passages.
All these boats under $100K are in really sorry condition, except the one we bought - a 42' Pearson
btw, a 32' boat, or really anything under 40' in an older design could feel small inside. The later model boats are beamier and have more fully developed sterns - ie not wine glass. A recent Catalina
in the 35' range might fit your specs - those are nice boats. I'd try the Bene. Only thing I don't like about the Beneteau
are the keel bolts
which always looked rusted on the boats we saw.
As for ferrocement - if it sounds too expensive, don't go there. And get a survey
, before you buy, no matter what you buy.
There's always something about every boat that isn't perfect. don't miss the good while searching for the perfect.