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Re: Boat Suggestions Please!!!

Originally Posted by squashmikeyp25 View Post
Hi All,

Looking to upsize to a 45-50 footer.

Criteria are (in no order of importance):

Centre cockpit
Comfortable passage making
Minimum 3 cabins plus saloon
Owners stateroom for at anchor plus passage berths for when not.
Budget 80 - 100k
Good manoeuvrability

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?

Last edited by CBinRI; 05-14-2012 at 05:02 PM.
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