I am working towards getting a sail boat
that I can use for cruising with my family
(wife and two kids
(9 and 7)) for short breaks. My family
is not too keen on offshore
passages, but I would love to overnight in a secure bay, and do the odd trip of 200NM.
The catch is, we live in False bay, close to Cape point, South Africa
. Therefore I am looking for a safe boat
, where I can do most of the work
myself, i.e., shorthanded sailing. I can put my wife or one of the kids
on the tiller while I am working on the sails
I have read quite a bit about the Miura, and this seems like a good solid boat. However, there are a couple of Van de Stadt 34 boats available, which are in the same price
How do the two boats compare? Is the Miura stiffer, i.e., does not heel that much?
Also, how do living space compare? How is the living arrangement for four people in a Van de Stadt 34 or Miura?
Would it be possible to fit a shower
in either of the two? I know this is not big on many guys lists, but I need to consider to make it somewhat enticing for my wife