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Old 16-09-2020, 16:32   #1
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I知 new here. Husband and I are looking for our first sailboat to purchase and cruise around the keys, Bahamas, bvi and who knows where else. Hoping to find good info on what boat would be good fit for us.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Gypsy.
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I知 new here. Husband and I are looking for our first sailboat to purchase and cruise around the keys, Bahamas, bvi and who knows where else. Hoping to find good info on what boat would be good fit for us.


I知 looking into this as well. I知 thinking shallow draft, Trimaran. Faster crossing seems less stressful. Then again, more room, on less than fair weather days would prove to be a blessing.
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OK. You don't speak of experience or preferences, so aside from budget, how about looking at a basic monohull sloop and a basic catamaran. For the monohull aim at about 38-40 feet and for the cat a bit smaller (cats have more interior space per length).

Then see how your preference intersects with your budget. Only consider ready to sail boats; you don't need to devote your lives to a project boat. If what you like costs too much, you can go smaller or older to drop the price.

I'm leaving out consideration of your level of skill sailing. That's a big question.
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