I'm new to the forums
so this can serve as introduction
Here's my problem: I have seawater in my veins. My grandfather and his father and grandfather have all owned various boats and yachts up to 60' in length. My ancestors before that were sailors, sea captains (some of dubious repute), and shipbuilders. I've lived in landlocked states and hated it because I need water
like a drug fix, but due to a recent change in my career I am much more location-flexible than I've been able to be before.
I had spent some time on various powered boats and loved it, but a few years ago got to sail in Hawaii
and got bit by the bug hard. I'm seriously (VERY seriously) considering buying
a sail yacht in the future. I am an analyst by nature, and an exhaustive researcher, so I hope I can find some answers here from those with a wealth of knowledge who are generous enough to share!
I'll be asking some questions about sail yachts, liveaboard
sailing, passagemaking, etc. Mostly, I need to know whether I can make this work
within the requirements of the lady of the house. She is used to a certain level of comfort, and her standard of living has been quite high. I foresee that she will be more interested in comfort, and I will be more interested in seaworthiness and safety
of the (hopefully!) eventual purchase
. Fortunately, while I am not going to be buying
any 30M Perini Navi or Alloy yachts, price
is not a primary concern. I can definitely afford to buy. As an investment geek, I would like to make sure that the hole in the water
into which I throw money
is not a faster drain than it needs to be.
Will post threads asking detailed questions in the near future. Thanks for your time!