Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
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dodge...If your cruising plans are for the East Coast/Bahamas then you need not geta bluewater vessel and would be better served by a production cruiser. Your budget is very minimal so I don't think you're gonna get yourself a decent liveaboard boat that doesn't need an infusion of cash and/or effort to make it cruise-worthy.
I would not steer you away from a particular brand but rather caution you to get a survey and engine survey on any boat you like so as not to purchase a sinkhole for your $$. The condition of the individual boat you find and buy will be more important than any blanket statements about brands I might make.