Good Afternoon CF Sailors,
I'm entering into the serious stage of finding my bluewater-capable, liveaboard boat
. I'm looking in the 40-48 ft range, center cockpit
with a budget
of between 250 - 300k. I really like the idea of a cored hull
(Divinylcell, Corecell, Airex or similar... non balsa), primarily for the insulation
value, and preventing condensation
, as I intend to sail in higher latitudes. I've not been able to find a resource that lists boats that are built with cored hulls above the waterline. I know the Swedish boats are... Hallberg-Rassy's, Malo's, Najad's... but these are so expensive!
Are there other manufacturers that I'm overlooking? Other boats that I should consider? I may be overthinking this, but it seems like an insulated boat
would be an advantage regardless of climate, even in the tropics. Solid Glass boats may be known for the strength of their hull
, but are also known for problems with condensation
, humidity, etc. especially in colder climates.
I'd also like to hear from others that have experience or knowledge about living aboard
cored/insulated hull boats... pros, cons...how important is it?
Comments and/or suggestions are appreciated!