Dear Cruising Forum Viewers,
Need your sage wisdom.
We want a blue water
cruiser, preferably a catamaran
but will take a great monohull
. We want to circumnavigate and live on this boat
for about 10 years. This thing needs to be practical, comfortable, and safe. And reasonably priced.
We're currently located in Florida
, but could find our way elsewhere to purchase
the perfect boat
Have been looking for a while.
down on a large catamaran
recently but it flunked survey
so bad the surveyor
recommended we not get back on boat.
Can't seem to find any catamarans in decent shape with decent price
that are live aboard size except a Simpson for $55K that went off market really fast. Have to wonder how it would have held up in a gale in the middle of the Pacific anyway.
Want a Privilege
39 catamaran or a solid monohull
from 36' to 47'.
Anyone have any suggestions for finding a reasonably priced blue water
cruiser for circumnavigation
, mostly in skinny water
for gunkholing? We don't want a draft
in excess of 5' and prefer closer to 3' - hence the catamaran fascination.
I'm starting to gain weight eating excessive quantities of self-pity gelato in this process.