I am moving to Miami
and looking to purchase
a sailboat for primarily liveaboar use, but also for (hopefully) annual crossings over to The Bahamas
and other Caribbean
islands... eventually I might take her down to Brazil
I've been looking around and doing some research
and have come to the conclusion that the Catalina's seem to fulfill that role beautifully. Now, I am wondering if I should go with the more "modern" 320 or with the "older" 34 model. Of course I am also still open to other option (like the Hunter
35.5 or Beneteau Oceanis
351, for example).
Does anyone have any input? Bellow follows a list of things that are important to me. Thanks and look forward to your comments!!!
: Around 50k
Length: Max. 36ft
: Less then 5ft
(any input about Universal - as opposed to Yanmar
Two FULL cabins (so, no Hunter
33's or Catalina's 30)
Big fresh water
tank/s (aluminum vs plastic?)
Modern "semi-open" transom (so that ladder can be reached from water)
Safe and easy to handle even if alone
"Easy" to maintain (no teak
Did i forget anything?!?