What are the most important considerations for a boat buyer?
Agreed. I''ve read John Vigor''s "Seaworthy Offshore Boat"; his considerations for a boat seem to focus around the stability issue. I''ve also read Nigel Calder''s "Cruising Handbook"; rather technical at the front end, but an excellent read.
I''m just interested to gather as much input as possible on what other people think are some important considerations in selecting an island-hopping cruiser for a family of 4. Thanks.