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Re: Help me find a 40-ish foot pilothouse
Many of the other contenders like the brewer look great, but fall down with the prospect of where to put the kids. A V-berth and a double berth would be adequate, but the brewer doesn't have a traditional V berth but rather an angled double. I doubt two boys would want to actually share a bed for several years. I also don't want to be turning a berth in the salon into a bed and back on a daily basis for years, so pilot berths and the like aren't much help either. Another option would be a v-berth and 2 quarter-berths.
The Brewer has a V berth AND a second double berth. Also a pilot-ish berth opposit the mid-cabin.
I really liked the Nauticat 39 when I was looking, but they are well out of your range.
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