I am new to the yacht world. I have traveled the world permanently on land and by air (lots of road-tripping on all continents, except Antarctic) for the past 11 years (since 2008). I have seen most of the countries I'm interested in.
I'm now 41 yo and seriously considering to bring my travelling to the next level by buying
a small catamaran
, which can be single
handed. Maybe have it in the Caribbean/ West Indies for a few years and then ship it to the Mediterranean
etc. or vice versa.
I'm just starting my research
and have very limited knowledge so far. I mostly travel alone but might occasionally have a friend joining for a few weeks or so.
Hence, I would prefer a small cat with one double cabin and good sized bathroom with separated shower
(not wetting the entire bathroom when taking a shower).
However, all cats I have looked at so far seem to be for minimum 4-6 people. Are there any cats which are configured for solo sailors instead of having two / three beds?
As this would be my first boat purchase
, I was thinking about €100-200k
for the purchase
. I would like to keep my average monthly budget
to around 5k (can be higher or lower depending on where I'm and what I do).
Here are the options I have explored so far: Aventura 34 (I like the design but shower
not separated), Lagoon 380
(lots of beds, which are not needed), Mahe 36
(not a fan of the wooden fit-out). However, I don't usually like to go mainstream.
Are there any "secret models", which are not so commonly known and would suite my requirements better?
Because I'm novice
, I would be grateful for any input from you. Also because I'm novice
, I lack certain common senses that are shared among the community. Hence, please try not to be sarcastic.
Any help and advice highly appreciated!