Thanks to all for reply. Chrondi - I've been sailing since I was 8, started on Optimist, then Finn then 1/2 ton boats and finished with a Tall Ship, however I don't have any experience cruising. I used to own a 28' Irwin in mid 80's but didn't spend much time cruising. I'm looking for ways to help with the expenses of owning the boat. At the moment I spend the best cruising months in UT teaching skiing, and would like to continue that, so I'm hoping to explore possibilities of chartering in Europe. I'm not sure how viable option it is but time will tell. Don't know if that's correct or not, but think that 3 cabin - two for the guest would make the most sense, otherwise you spend time with empty bunks. I like Bavaria 50 with one cabin forward and two aft. Bavaria also looks like a well built boat, I think better built than Beneteau or Jeanneau.
What you'll think?