This is my experience after buying
a 44 foot mono and living on it in the BVI
for the last 9 months.
At first I was only looking at cats because I liked the way there were layed out. However, I found that I could get more boat for the money
with a mono. I shopped the internet
for months. In fact we made an offer on a 38 foot Voyage. Thank God they didn't accept it. If I was going to live on a cat it would be 42 or 44 feet. We bought our Hunter
44 DS 2003 for less than we could have bought a 38 foot cat of a similar year. We see a lot of 46 to 50 foot cat down here and they are just to big for a single
or couple to really enjoy moving around. We have no regrets getting the mono. Also, remember that it will cost your friends and family
to get to your boat and we found that that eliminates a lot of guests. For 300.000 euro you can buy a nice new 40+ foot mono, well equiped for living aboard
. Plus it will be fun to sail.