Originally Posted by robelz
after reading a lot here and otherwere, it becomes clearer what I need:
- a fast boat, especially shorthanded (no regattas!)
- "comfortable" (I need space, no mahagoni) with 4, but also useable with 6 persons
- under 200k€ (and not older than 5 years)
- under 2m deep
- lots of upwind
- wheel(s), no tiller
- save boat up to 7-8bft
So what about the Salona 35 (maybe with heavier keel)?
Sun Fast 3600?
btw: any information on a bigger Seascape? Only heard that there will be one... Sometimes!
Lot's of boats that meet your criteria. I guess that in what regards an upwind boat the bigger limitation is about draft even if you don't say how much under 2.00m you need to go. I guess that in what regards size a 34/35ft is the minimum considering the occasional 6.
For what I understand from previous posts you want to sail actually in places with 2.00 depth. That is much different than to access places with a minimum of 2.00 depth. For instance, with a 2/2.2m depth boat I normally sail off the 10.0m line, start to take care when I come closer. I am really careful with less than 6.0m and don't sail at all with less than 4.0m. I understand that are lot's of places where the water is very swallow for great extensions but in that case I guess one has to carefully consider the options and the draft.
If you are going to actually sail in places with a 2.0 depth it will not be safe to sail in a boat with 1.9m draft.
I guess this will be your mainly limitations in what regards the choice of a boat. Can you clarify better your needs in what regard cruising grounds and depth?