The Admiral and I have decided that a monohull
will meet our needs for the foreseeable future. We wish to liveaboard
(she is totally on board) as I continue to work
. My job allows me to move up and down the east coast
kinda like snowbirds. So coastal sailing, Florida keys
, Chesapeake bay
and trips to the Bahamas
are in order. It will be the 2 of us and 2 medium dogs
. Occasional kids/grandkids.
We are looking at used boats that can still be financed so less then 20 years old. Budget
THE ADMIRAL likes the room of the 50ish foot boats.
We don t like the typical charter
layout. Too much wasted space on unused rooms and heads.
We like the 2008 or so Hunter
50 cc in its lay out all but the number of stairs. She likes the idea of fewer steps of some of the other production boats.
Should we go with the budget
production boats Beneteau Jeanneau Hunter
etc and keep the purchase
cost down or buy one of the higher quality boats Amel IP Oyster
etc knowing that one day all boats get sold
. The last ones would require a higher budget for sure but will have a better reputation.
What I'm getting at is coastal sailing has different requirements then blue water
and some boats are better suited for one over the other.