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yes another help me find the perfect boat....

so I have read several books and countless blogs and articles on the internet searching for the elusive "perfect boat". what I have gathered is, buying a boat is about finding not THE but MY "perfect boat". Ill be looking to buy in June I think (im planning my mid life crisis in my early 30’s because im impatient)
let me answer a few questions I see yall commonly ask when one of these posts go up.
• my intentions to circumnavigate in 2016-2017
• my budget for the boat/gear/journey/supplies/fuel etc. every penny I have to spend on this adventure is 160K
• I need a boat that the two of us can sail so im thinking in the 38-48 foot range. I understand that most boats this size if set up and handled correctly are safe so for lack of a better word I want a boat that is comfortable in seas. one we can cross 2 oceans in and we will still be a couple afterwards.
• age is not nearly as concerning to me as condition. although id prefer not to look at anything much before 1980.
• Speed is fun but im not looking to race, im looking to cruise so in the speed department ill take what I can get but its low on my list of wants.
• I have been told at least one bathroom with a dedicated shower(separate room from the head/sink)
• I am open to a fixer upper as well as a turnkey however my time to work on it will be a total of around 35 full days so even a fixer upper for a good deal I will probably have to contract out most of the work.
• I don’t like a pilothouse. Prefer aft cockpit.
• I prefer a deck material I can run around barefoot without burning the bottoms off my feet
Ive read all of the top picks and the lists upon lists. Here are a few of my favorites (I think?) yes, I know a bit eclectic of a list!

Cabo Rico
Fantasia
Tayana
Hylas
Hinckley Bermuda
Baba
Rival
Trintella
X-Yachts

just had the idea if I tried to give some personal specifications maybe id get a majority of votes for one, a few reasons or questions I have yet to ask myself or a few other models I hadn’t thought about….. Cheers!
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Re: yes another help me find the perfect boat....

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...about finding not THE but MY "perfect boat".
Good that you understand that.

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• I have been told at least one bathroom with a dedicated shower(separate room from the head/sink)
This will DRASTICALLY reduce the boats that qualify. A separate shower is relatively rare on boats in your size range. You can probably find at least 10 different boat models without this for every one that has it.

I would ask if this is really an absolute "must have." Maybe you should charter a boat that has a combined head/shower and see if you really cannot live with that arrangement.

A good place to find a lot of particulars on a lot of different boats is sailboatdata.com. You can start looking through various boats there, and compare the layouts, as well as almost all of the basic design parameters.

Good luck.
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Re: yes another help me find the perfect boat....

Hi and welcome to Sailnet.

Obvious question .....

Do you already sail ?

If the $160k is for the boat, her refit and the voyage you might need to come down a bit in your size expectations.
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Re: yes another help me find the perfect boat....

Hmmmm, are you trying to find a way to blame it on the boat if this doesn't work out?

one we can cross 2 oceans in and we will still be a couple afterwards.



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Re: yes another help me find the perfect boat....

not sure why you are discounting 70's boats and including early 80's boats
early 80 fg boats had issues with sprayed fg and resin content


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Re: yes another help me find the perfect boat....

Hey Negotiated,

I think we can help more if you tell us more about your sailing experience. What have you done, why did you like it, anything about it you didn't like.
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like I am always told everything is a compromise. this is not an absolute but she has never showered on a boat before and doesn't like the idea of the combined bathroom. may take quite a bit of convincing
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Re: yes another help me find the perfect boat....

Welcome to SN and best of luck on your future plans...

but I'm thinking that anyone who still calls the 'head' a bathroom is unlikely to be ready to circumnavigate in a couple of years... It sounds to me like you are both currently non-sailors, but I'd be happy to be corrected on that.

Your budget, as mentioned, is more appropriate for a 35-40 footer than what you're thinking now. Which, btw, I think is just fine for a couple. More manageable, keeps costs down considerably.
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I'll wait another page or two before chiming in. welcome aboard, NegotiatedDreams. I think you'll like this place, most of the other people here are quite nice.

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Re: yes another help me find the perfect boat....

so I just wrote up a nice long reply and my internet explorer crashed when posting! *Sigh

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like I am always told everything is a compromise. this is not an absolute but she has never showered on a boat before and doesn't like the idea of the combined bathroom. may take quite a bit of convincing

~TDW
I "Learned to Sail" in 2007 when I lived/worked in St. Croix. I along with many friends were weekend warriors on a buddies 49' Beneteau. I caught the bug but was entirely too poor to stop working....so when I came back to the states in 2009 my time on the water was limited to the occasional holiday trip around the Gulf and a weekend here and there on the lake.

~White
in fact I have honestly been liking at late 80s models on for that exact reason, however when I am searching I always like to set parameters a little bit broader than what I am looking for.

~cape coda
as I mentioned above my experience level would be somewhere between novice and useful enough to earn my dinner. the majority of my time behind the tiller has been in my dreams.
lets tally it up:
time spent in blue water - 0
time spent owning my own boat - 0
time spent single handing - 0
certifications currently held - 0
unwavering desire - 110%
I have spent more than half a decade saving my nickels for this adventure and I cant wait any longer....come January I want to wake up living in my dreams!
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