A buddy and I are looking for a sailboat we can sail down to Patagonia, through the Pacific or where ever the wind
happens to blow us that day. We've been looking at a lot of different brands and models trying to find that combination of a solid blue water boat
, a comfortable live aboard
and that oh so important element of low cost.
I recently came across some Amel sailboats, which I was not familiar with before. I really like the the look of these boats. (Not necessarily the most beautiful boat
, but it looks comfortable, roomy and sea worthy). I would say ideally, I would want a Super Maramu, but they are a bit more than what we were hoping to spend. I have also come across some Mangos which look nearly identical, just slightly older and less expensive...
My question is, what are the differences between the two models? I believe the Super Maramu has a bow thruster while the Mango doesn't and it looks like the galley
is laid out slightly differently and with a different refrigerator
. But what else for important differences?
It would obviously depend on the condition of the boat, but would there be any reason not to take a Mango around the world on a trip such as we are planning? Does anyone with Mango experience have any complaints or observations I should be aware of they can share?
I definitely appreciate any input any of you can give and I hope you are all somewhere beautiful enjoying the sunshine and a fair breeze!