Hello I'm about 10 years away from retirement
. I live in the Midwest and have a 34 foot CNC on a lake in Illinois. I have limited Bluewater
experience but that is the goal.
I have decided to spend the next few years before I retire sailing about in the Caribbean
I think I can handle about 40 feet. My wife has a lot to learn but she's willing and able.
My friend has a 1993 Beneteau
First 41.5 in excellent condition. It is located in the Caribbean
. My thought would be able to fly down to her three times a year and sail it.
I know for a fact that it has been expertly maintained. I have yet to see it.
Should I invest any time in this boat
? I understand it was a racer cruiser
and I'm really looking for a slower more comfortable easy to use boat
. I'm also where of the fact that it is Has quite the deep draft
. That may not be useful in the Caribbean.
is good at about $60,000. I think it's good. Does anybody have an opinion?