Re: New to sailing
The C30 is a recognized good boat with a lot of space for the LOA, and great owner /builder support even still today. They can be found in a wide range of prices depending on condition, engine, and age.
There are plenty of other decent boats in that range too, it would be helpful to know what kind of sailing you plan, what your budget might be, and whether we're talking couples, kids, singlehanding, etc.. sounds like we're at least talking about supporting a couple here.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)