We've been searching for "the next boat" for a bit. One of the fundamentals of consideration is that it has to comfortably occupy another couple in relative privacy for a long weekend of cruising.
I want a boat
that is right at 34' in order to limit costs.
The cost needs to be under $40K
For a while I had focused on boats that had a V-berth with a door and a drop down table that converts into a large full size bed
There's a long list of contenders like that; notably Sabre
Recently I stumbled on the Catalina
34 which has a truly private rear cabin
. I will confess that I had previously turned up my nose at production boats, but the one we toured was very nice and the true rear cabin
with a closing door really got me interested
Am I missing any other boats that have true private rear cabins that should be on my list to consider?
34 Targa is a lovely boat
, but they are going for the mid 60's
Is there any feedback regarding the Catalina
as a Lake Michigan cruiser? Other than the infamous smile are there any particular recurring defects to be aware of?