Yes. I’m thinking of taking off with both of my parents and my wife and doing some full time hopefully long term cruising
. My dad and I are both long time sailors and my wife and my mom are very close friends but I have no preconceived notions that living in a relatively small space with my parents will always be perfect.
My parents are in their mid 70’s and still in good health
and want to travel to warm beautiful places but need my wife and I to really make that happen at this point in their lives. I’m pushing 50 and my younger wife and I would also like to do some cruising as well as making it possible for my parents to do so at this stage in their lives. We already spend quite a bit of time together but we know we’ll need a cat big enough for everyone to have some personal space as well as some room for occasional guests.
A comfortable budget
is around 500k and I’d like to be at least 46-50ft. I really like Seawind
but I don’t think we’ll find the size we need at that price
. The Maverick 440 is a favorite of mine but I’m not so sure it’s big enough. I haven’t been on one yet to know for sure. I’ve also taken note of the FountainPajot Salina 48 but I’m not a fan of the way the helm
is set up for that boat
Anyway, some cat suggestions for our price
range and situation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.