Not only new to sailing, but haven't even got my feet wet yet, the upside of which is that I've not had chance to gain any preconceptions or prejudices toward anything on the market.
I will be looking to buying
a sailboat in the future: something that my wife and I can use for general inshore/weekend sailing maybe with the added bonus of some offshore
sailing as we get bolder.
It would have to be trailerable as we live in the UK about as far from the sea as you can possibly get, and there's no way I can afford marina fees
(the good thing is that being as far from the sea as you can get means that, conversley, I'm also nearer to any given point.)
There are plenty of trailerable boats out there (mine would have to be pre-owned from a budget
point of view) and whatever I eventually buy would have to be 'relatively' easy to sail, and to learn in; would have to sleep at least 2 (preferably together) and would have to have the facilities we currently get in our caravan including a reasonable amount of space down below.
Another thing - enclosed heads, without which I'll never get my wife interested in entering the beautiful briny.
So, if anybody can assist me in this I'd be most appreciative.