OK Everyone. I see plenty of will this work
and will that work
request on this forum. I'm a land locked sailor looking to trade
up from a 43' mono to a 40+ cat so that I can make the leap to permanent live aboard.
I love my mono and I could keep my house and live aboard the mono for a certain amount of time. However, If I am going to sell my house and move aboard for the rest of my life I need the Cat to provide the comfort of home.
My requirements are simple once we get past a the serviceability of the vessel.
of 300k of less USD
2. Queen of better size master birth (wife and I need room)
3. Separate shower
4. Decent galley
with good storage
5. Decent size fridge and freezer
for 2 weeks supply runs
6. Comfortable salon
7. Dedicated nav station
8. Plenty of storage
(I like everything stowed in its place. maybe a little OCD)
9. Space for washer/dryer
10. Air conditioning
11. Room for generator
12. I want some character too. Not all plastic.
So I'm basically I'm looking to find the models that suit our live-aboard
accommodations and then I'll search to find ones that are mechanically sound and with the sailing setups that meet our need. First task is to find something we wont regret living in forst.
I'm looking for your experience with makes and models that make live-aboard
life feel as comfortable as home. In my mono I always feel like I'm maneuvering around something, stepping over, or climbing.
I've been looking at the Leapord 43, lagoon
44 & 450, and fountain Pajot Belize 43
and storage looks ok but I think I may have to go slightly larger to get the open spaces I'm looking for.
What are your thoughts.