I hold a skipper license
since 2002 but because I have been living away from water
during this period I have little experience and confidence at the moment.
I'm looking forward to own my first boat
She should be easily sailed by one/two persons, she can be used as an holiday apartment, stable and ideally able to be used in my retirement
for longer trips. I'm 43 yo.
I'm using a kind of ideal starting budget
for deciding. At the moment I found three choices very different choices:
- probably the most rational for first boat
- pretty: Jeanneau
Sun Odissey 40 1999
- Gib Sea 442 Master 1989: Huge, she looks very stable and strong, I like her classical style, I feel great looking at her but on the other way I'm afraid of two things:
- 27 years old can mean lots of costs in the future. Can this still handle more 40 years?
- I will take private lessons, but is it mooring
almost 14 meters boat a realistic goal for someone with little practice?
Many thanks in advance for your opinions and advices,
Have good winds,