The hunt for an acceptable < $200K cruising boat
We seek a solid, reliable and safe 3 cabin boat
in the 50' range for long term family live aboard
and cruising. I have looked at a number of boats including older boats but most of the older heavier and more traditionally built vessels in our price
range also come with a mountain of maintenance
issues related to age. They are also extremely difficult to finance.
This has lead me to broadening the search. An early 2000's Bavaria
50 has caught my eye. I like the layout and equipment
Trouble is, I know nothing about these boats and google
has not been all that helpful. PLEASE - any first hand knowledge relative to construction methods, build quality, known issues or things to consider is greatly appreciated!