Guys - for a relative newbie looking to get into sailing, I am after any advice for purchasing
a monohulled cruiser for island hopping in the Caribbean
and possibly further afield.
Have I got the basics right??? - boat
to accomodate 2 people, 35-40', should have roller main and genoa
, as many batteries
as possible, as many anchors as possible, solar
and wind charging
systems, avoid ex-charter, must have Volvo/Yanmar engine
and Raymarine electronics
(parts and servicing knowledge is limited in St Lucia).
The bigger question is do I go for an older boat
with a better quality build or look for as new as possible on a limited budget
(c$50,000US) - if the older one is a better bet any advice on makes to look for and avoid!
Many thanks in advance.