Which pocket cruiser is best for me ?
Sailors are known to be susceptible to " Two Foot Disease " so you should go bigger if you can. You may get caught in the odd blow and a little bigger boat will be appreciated. Also an inboard engine is a big plus when your are in swells that will lift an outboard above water. You might consider looking at the Tanzers - the Tanzer 22 has a solid following and is considered quite seaworthy - the 26 and 28 would give you more live aboard room. Check out the Tanzer group website. Don''t worry about size too much for single handing. Other than when docking there is little difference in single handing between 22 ft and 32 feet. I just traded up from my Tanzer 8.5 (28 ft) to a Beneteau 331 (34 ft) and I spend much of my time solo.