Others to consider: Ovni
, Halberg Rassey; Amel; Garcia; Waterline (CAnadian); Oyster
, those are a few.
Other factors to consider: If there will be four of you on longer passages, most important is water
tankage. In the hot places, between the tropics, a minimum daily usage is 2 litres per day per person. This means showering and dishwashing in salt water
. Obviously, you need more tankage if you don't want to live that way. Or think about watermakers and water
Another factor, between the tropics. For adequate belowdecks airflow, you want a dorade per stateroom, and one or two for the saloon
. Bring 12 v. fans with you to install along the way, one per stateroom, 2 for the saloon
, placed to cover the whole area. Also, I personally like an opening port above the stove
, and an opening hatch
just fwd of the galley
. Baking bread can be a warm business if you're Gt. Britain acclimatized.
IMO, four adults can manage with one head
, if you all are cooperative, but an adequate stateroom for separation and sleeping on offwatches is important. That space you save by having one head
can be used for a pantry for the most frequently needed food
You will want to be south of the equator by June, thus escaping the start of the northern hemisphere hurricane
season, and you will want to arrive in Australia
before December--we had to shelter in mid October from a cyclone in New Caledonia
You might want to consider a Galapagos
However, the Marquesas
, and onwards through the South Pacific
, offer some beautiful cruising grounds, and very different from anywhere else in the world. Research
beforehand into the settlement of the SP Ocean by the Polynesians will enrich your experiences while there.