I say newbee because I have owned many power boats. Its been 10 years since I've sailed. Would like to spend more time cruising blue water
and want the ability to go anywhere if that's what happens. Been looking for about a month now in the 45ft range, 100k to 150k budget
. I want a medium to heavy displacement
only because I am assuming she will be more forgiving as I come up the learning
curve. Full keel
or skeg rudder
. Currently looking at Vagabond 42, Tayana 42, Hylas
44, Hallberg-Rassy 42, Tayana 45/48. A Nauticat 44 would be nice but haven't seen many around.
Not sure if a Hunter
456 would be as forgiving as the others but it's definitely in the price
My preference is to cruise
by sail and not performance sailing.