This is what I am looking for in a a boat. the Endurance seems to get close but I would be happy to hear some ulternatives.
Pilot House- I live on the BC coast near Desolation Sound. Much of my cruising will be winter cruises up the inlets and to the Broughton Islands and the central coast. Bell Bella area etc. I am looking for a pilot house as those out flow winds can be very chilly. I would be doing a fair amount of motoring up the inlets, as it would be very slow going otherwise. So a good comfy pilot house is a must.
Must sail Ok - I am looking for a boat that although has a decent pilot house, can still sail ok. I fisher or something like that does not do. I do not want a motor sailer.
Off shore capable- I would like to be able to sail off shore. I am not expecting to arrive first but safe and fairly comfortably.
Durable-I want somthing pretty solid.
Price- I need a boat to be under $45,000. The Endurance I am looking at fits this criteria.
Live aboard- I want to live aboard about 6 months a year.
I do not like fast looking boats. Not sure why. Just my personality. I do like the traditional look as you call it.
Here is a link to a web page I put together with boat specs, ictures and a recent survey. I have taken out some of the survey info as i was not sure if there is a confidentiality issue such as surveyers name etc.
I would love to hear your feed back on this boat, or if there is another boat I should be looking at based on my criteria.