Our plans: Halifax-Azores-Gibralter in summer 2018 followed by 3-5 years in the Med. The Canaries
to the Caribbean
for 2-3 years then home. Transits will involve minimum 4 crew-cruising will be doublehanded.
I have been following this forum daily for 3 years, have been investigating the boat purchase
question near daily for 2 years and have personally inspected 40-odd cats (PDQ-Pajot) and monos (Corbin and other heavy 'blue water' types) in Florida
and throughout the Great Lakes
. Our boat budget
of $US90k narrows our monohull
field to the relatively modern Beneteau
373 and Catalina
380. The choices amongst older boats has been refined to Morgan Catalina
43 CC and Gulfstar
Assuming the proper complement of kit aboard (AIS, life raft, water
, perhaps wind
vane), which of these boats would you select for this journey and why...and if you have other suggestions, they would be much appreciated.
I am grateful to be able to finally tap into the knowledge levels in this forum to help us make a final choice. I look forward to your views and opinions.