I am now looking / researching for my next sailboat.
The admiral insists she wants to come (thank God), but a 34 footer will not cut it for her. I figure I can safely single-hand a 40 footer (say 38' - 42') and I'm asking you all the same question 3-Reefs asks - but move the boat size up a bit.
Please recommend what 40'-ish sailing vessel you would want to sail offshore - and around the Capes if required. I will be single-handing the boat.
Total budget limited to say $200,000 all-in.
I'm very much interested in your opinion. Thanks.
Buy this one and upgrade. B40 on the west coast that looks to be in good shape and well priced. Ferenc Matte wrote in The World's Best Sailboats.. "the Bermuda 40 is without question the greatest fiberglass boat of all time". I have to admit that I have a bias.
I single hand frequently.
1964 Hinckley Bermuda Custom Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com