Finally decided to join the club since I get such useful info here!
We are a family
planning on going cruising (in 7-10 years) with two future kids
under 10 and 1 older dog. We are planning to buy our boat
in the next few years and live on it for a while to save for the kitty fund.
We would really love a cruiser with an aft cabin
, around 40ft. We're looking for a used boat
under $50K. Can anyone suggest some good models?
So far we really love the Northstar/Sparkman & Stephens 39ft ketch
with center cockpit
. Also like the Irwin
I've heard that a ketch
is nice for a sailing couple since it allows more options without having to change sails
(difficult to do with just 2 crew I would think). Thoughts on this?
Thanks I appreciate it!