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Liveaboard Bahama and ocean cruiser
I grew-up as a live aboard in San Diego on a Catalina 30 and then a larger Cheoy Lee. So now Iím looking for my own boat to live on. I plan to mostly cruise the Keys, Bahamas, and Mexico but eventually Iíd like to sail the Mediterranean. My criteria is that the boat be to under 40ft, fast, easily single-handed, capable of passage making/seaworthy, and cost less then 60K. Iím not into fancy eletronics or comfort as I much prefer a Spartan lifestyle. I have been really leaning towards multihulls and I've also looked at some J/Boats. Any ideas or suggestions as to specific models would be most appreciated.
P.S. Anyone know what production multihulls are popular in the OSTAR or where I can find a list of all the boat models in that race? Also with a decent wind what is the normal speed for an avg. cruising cat is it really the much faster than a monohull?