Originally Posted by squashmikeyp25
Looking to upsize to a 45-50 footer.
Criteria are (in no order of importance):
Comfortable passage making
Minimum 3 cabins plus saloon
Owners stateroom for at anchor plus passage berths for when not.
Budget £80 - £100k
Not much to ask!
We have viewed a Colvic 50 - too heavy, not pretty enough.
Also viewed a Westerly Oceanmaster 48 - pretty, but - within our price range - not a stateroom.
All suggestions welcomed!
If you are flexible on your requirement of a ketch, you would likely have a lot more options. Modern designs and autofurling make the more common sloop easier to handle. I have nothing against ketches, but it narrows your options considerably.
For what it's worth, you may have already seen it but here is the link for another thread on the relative advantages/disadvantages of ketches.
Why a ketch?