Originally Posted by Ex-Calif
In sports car class you may not be looking for comfort so much...
How about F16, F18, A-class etc... Very fast, low crew needs, low comfort...
I think there are versions of the corsair tris that have big rigs and go fast. With a cabin
As posted later on the Fboats/Corsairs all seem to be fast and forgiving boats. Any Fboat up to the F31 can be put on a trailer
and towed with a fairly normal vehicle. When you go bigger than the F31 towing is possible, but probably requires professional help.
The F31 has standing head
room and a fair amount of space for two to cruise
. Guys are single
handing them from Florida
to the Bahamas
, Greater and Lesser Antilles and Windward and Leeward Islands
or the Sea of Cortez
if you are on the Left Coast. Skilled sailors make longer passages across both the Atlantic and Pacific, but those crossings are not for beginners no matter what boat
you are in.
I have a problem with matching boats to cars. Sure a big Gunboat will probably beat anything speed wise, but it also has two diesel
engines that power all manner of things line ice makers, water
generators, microwave ovens, AC units, and just about anything else a low to mid seven figure boat might have. So is it more like a sports car or a bridal suite.
Another consideration is how much it will cost to maintain the boat. One big plus for me is if I wind
up with an F31 I can put it on a trailer in a couple of hours (or maybe less) tow it to a local storage
site and keep it there for $US30 a month. Dry storage
closer to the water
is more expensive but you can store it mast
up there. Compared to docking
a boat this is a big savings, not to mention reducing the need for bottom jobs. Sure a Warrham will cost less up front but I would guess over the long hall they will cost more to maintain. Making a VW camper analogy based on up front cost may not always provide a true picture of what the total cost at the end of a couple of years will be.