What are the most important considerations for a boat buyer?
Pretty hefty question. May I suggest a couple of books that will help you select a boat that is right for YOUR plans, YOUR budget and YOUR family.
First is Beth Leonards, Voyager''s handbook...Second is COMPLETE GUIDE CHOOSING CRUISING SAILBOAT
Author: Roger Marshall
The only thing I can tell you for sure is that you want a boat with a mast under 65'' and a draft of 6'' or less if the ICW is in your plans...but there''s about a hundred other things that should be on your wish list for the perfect boat and these books may help you sort that out before you log on to Yachtworld.com!