Long-time lurker, first time poster.
My partner and I have been considering purchasing
a sailboat to cruise
, and liveaboard
at a marina while visiting family
on the coast of France
near Nice. I personally cannot see myself spending extensive amounts of time in a traditional monohull
with downstairs saloon
, and much prefer catamaran
comforts and views. However both the price
point of a cat, and practicality of cats on the Mediterranean
are big turnoffs (my partner can't stand the look of them or sailing them either, he's a traditionalist
We've therefor compromised on the the pilot-house/deck saloon
sailboat (not quite motorsailers though!). My dream boat
is the Sirius 35DS, absolutely beautiful, intelligently made vessel! Relatively roomy cockpit
and decent deck
space as well. However I see very few used for sale
(only about 15 made a year), and wayyy out of our budget
anyway. Do you guys have any recommendations for similar style vessels (30-40feet) - keeping in mind we treat safety
and comfort as a priority, performance less so.
We'd like to stay under $150,000 if at all possible.