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Old 04-07-2023, 05:44   #46
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I am totally with you as fas as UTurns to get in / out.
If I have to choose between size and accessibility I choose the latter
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"The Vision 42 has….. not many used ones on the market.
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Old 04-07-2023, 05:47   #48
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I not 100% certain but what I understand Is that the 2 cabins owner versions are usually the regular 3 cabine with one cabin turned into a storage room.
Not sure it adds space to the other bedrooms.
Sure you also save a head unti
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Old 04-07-2023, 05:51   #49
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Wil so. Thx!
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Old 04-07-2023, 05:52   #50
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Thx! Will do
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Old 04-07-2023, 10:35   #51
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No one has (yet) mentioned a Taswell 43! Center Cockpit, large aft statrm, with a sep shower and large head, hanging lockers, and a CL bed with access from both sides. We're 78 and 76, have had this boat for 20+ years, and it works well....and sails well, too; Taswells are very well-built boats. We have a center cockpit, large saloon with an adj-height, fold-out dining table, sep nav sta. walk thru galley, and a sep fwd stateroom, w/a std bed+head in front. It works good for us, and fills all your squares. Give it a look!
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Old 04-07-2023, 14:21   #52
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No one has (yet) mentioned a Taswell 43! Center Cockpit, large aft statrm, with a sep shower and large head, hanging lockers, and a CL bed with access from both sides. We're 78 and 76, have had this boat for 20+ years, and it works well....and sails well, too; Taswells are very well-built boats. We have a center cockpit, large saloon with an adj-height, fold-out dining table, sep nav sta. walk thru galley, and a sep fwd stateroom, w/a std bed+head in front. It works good for us, and fills all your squares. Give it a look!
Still looks to have odd sized mattress needing custom build for that and sheets.
Why?
WHY??????


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Old 04-07-2023, 16:58   #53
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We have a Jeanneau 44DS. The master has a king sized, yes king sized, bed and room to get out without waking my spouse. There are other models around that size that do also. The V berth in the bow is a queen.
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I am looking for a sailboat between 40-46 ft, leaning towards an "ocean RV" like Beneteau, Jeaneau.
What I am surprised with and what I am hoping someone has the answer for, is why are all the beds so small or difficult to access?

These boats are not cheap and they are full of accommodations making them bigger and more practical than a NYC apartment.
In the ocean RV world most boats over 40' are owned by people over 50 years old, including myself. And I am sure we all like a nice bed which is not a cave and where we don't have to roll over our wife/husband to get in/out.

So why do you think builders offer such big salon and so small Master bedroom?

(other than the Deck Salon versions)
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Old 04-07-2023, 18:04   #54
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I wish you luck in your pursuit of perfection.....in a boat????? You are correct...the mattress is not a "standard off the shelf". But the boat does come with a mattress already installed. And fitted sheets work just fine, without issue. Good luck in your search-and no,I'm not rolling my eyes.
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We have a 1983 43' C&C Center Cockpit Landfall. 6'8" headroom and Island Queens fore and aft. Had a custom memory foam mattress made for the aft bed and sleep like babies. Also has 2 heads so each berth has its own head. Great when you have company, or at our age when we both have to Go Now. Blue water boat that can handle way more than we ever could. Several layouts, and a few were made for charter. Can find one occasionally for sale and generally Canada is a good place to start looking.
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Old 22-07-2023, 05:04   #56
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Still looks to have odd sized mattress needing custom build for that and sheets.
Why?
WHY??????


I am like you: why why why? To add a little bit more space to an already big salon?!
I just can’t believe that the one thing that has been the most difficult to purchase a boat is the bed situation.
Especially for the RV boat category, which are designed and priced for people over 50 usually near retirement. People who obviously need comfort and ease because everything is set up for that from the electric winches, furling everything, TVs, fridges,….. everything that you wouldn’t hope to find on an older boat…everything, except a decent bed…
HOwever I noticed that the new Jeanneau have now a bed in a square birth.
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Because the boats you are looking at are all designed with their biggest customer foremost in mind: The Charter Fleet. They NEED to sleep 8 people, AND have someplace for them all to sit and eat dinner. Make the beds big enough to be comfortable, and there is no room for everybody to sit down.

If you actually want a boat to live on comfortably, try looking for a boat designed, REALLY designed, for a cruising couple instead of a frathouse party.
Any examples of boats/brands/models designed for a solo sailor or just for a couple? I am also looking for one just for me to retire on and live aboard full time...
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We have a Jeanneau 44DS. The master has a king sized, yes king sized, bed and room to get out without waking my spouse. There are other models around that size that do also. .


Not like any King I've seen.
It's an odd dimension, not squared, custom make mattress and sheets.

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The V berth in the bow is a queen
It's a V berth, not a queen
A queen is 1,520 x 2,030 mm - not a triangle

Just because the Muppets in Marketing call it a king or queen does not make it so.
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Old 29-08-2023, 08:23   #59
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Greetings -

Saw the reference to the Hylas 44! We are (reluctantly) selling our 1989 Hylas 44...so I guess, to be honest, I was a bit surprise at the complaints of the aft v bunk. In the 44, the aft berth is accessible from the saloon on both sides, one through the kitchen, the other past the nav station through the head. Then the bed is accessible from both sides with ample room to navigate to the saloon or to the head for both.

I made custom sheets for the bed - custom fitted sheets are amazing because they don't move around. Anyway, no kidding, we actually note it to folks who are curious...great nights sleep, almost guaranteed?

https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/198...ckpit-9016781/
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