Hello dear friends,
First of all pls accept my apologies for my poor english.
Well, I have read with pleasure the articles of this thread. We live aboard our blue water cruiser boat for 9 years and now it is time to buy a new different type of boat. We are very much interested in the new fast cruiser boats below 40 feet, we appreciate the concept and the main features. We need a strong and safe boat which is also suitable to live aboard. I know a 40 feet could be the best solution but our purchase budget is limited and also we need to keep low the expenses.
The Azuree 33 seems to be very attractive (I have read almost all your articles in the thread). In the same cat and range price I have found the Elan 350, which is pretty too. In a different category (cheaper also) there is the Oceanis 34, but I have some doubts about her general building quality and safety. Same feeling for the bigger sister Oceanis 37, which anyway could represent a good compromise quality-living space/price. But the first two boats are much more attractive. An other boat to investigate could be the RM 1050, but I don't know to much about this model. I don't like the galley and the front cabin. I loved the 1200 but out of range.
I would appreciate your comments about what I said and my needs. Any type of support will be more than welcome.
Welcome to Sailnet and particularly to this thread
It would help to know the boat you are living in. You are used to that space and makes no sense in changing to a boat with less space.
Yes, the Azuree 33 and the Elan 350 are great boats and if I lived alone I would not have problems in living permanently on one but if I lived with someone I would prefer the Oceanis 37. I like a lot more the Elan 350 in what regards sailing but the Oceanis 37 has really a lot more interior space and a more agreeable one. For living aboard tankage is also important and again the Oceanis 37 is a lot better in what regards that. Another boat you should consider is the new Jeanneau 379. It seems interesting to me and should no be much more expensive than the Oceanis 37.
NEW MODEL ANNOUNCEMENT - JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 379 - Jeanneau News from Sea Ventures (UK) Ltd
I agree that by far the boat more suited for you would be the RM 1200. He is going out of production and that means that there will be some interesting boats in the market at a reasonable price even if the demand is very big on the used market for that boat. Maybe you can find a 2003 boat (that's when the model started) for 150 000 € (that seems to be your budget) and probably that would be the better option, or at least the one I would try if I was choosing a boat for living aboard and have 150 000€.