Cruising Advice Needed!!! 2 or 3 cabin for 3 single guys?
My advice is 3 guys = 3 cabins. The advantage of a 3-cabin boat is if you don''t use the 3rd cabin for sleeping it can be converted for storage.
I happen to know of a 1994 beneteau 400/405 that is in mint shape with considerable upgrades and extras, including new sails, multistage battery charging, new steering system, feathering propeller and new running rigging and hardware, and more. Owner is firm at $128,900 but will work with you and help you set the boat up for extended cruising.
It is located in Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI. By the way - not all ex-charter boats have been abused and many have been better maintained than privately owned yachts I''ve seen. Check the reponses by many people who have chartered boats from the premiere charter companies and the comments they make that many of the boats they chartered were in excellent condition.
If interested, contact me at CaptainRonBVI@aol.com