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I'm looking for recommendations here. I'm a smidge under 6'4" barefooted. I'm looking for ideas in boats that have sufficient overhead and berth length that I can spend time aboard in comfort.

In my search I keep finding myself looking at boats in the fifty foot range to get this. Any suggestions for boats in the 40 to 45 range that fit the bill.
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The Catalina 350 (35 feet) has 6'4" head room in the main cabin. I imagine that the 387, 400, 42, and 440 would be similar.
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I suggest you buy any boat you like....and watch this movie Being John Malkovich
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Hylas44...Catalina42 worked for me at 6'4". My Irwin 44 was also great if you are looking for an older boat. Personally, I found the center cockpit boats more suitable for my size...especially the aft cabin berths which to me were more important than headroom since I spent more time in the sack than standing up in the cabin.
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Giulietta, I saw Being John M at the theater , and in the end I'll get a boat that I like.

At this point I'm just open to ideas, a long time ago I spent 4 years ducking my way around the overhead and folding myself into racks that were several inches too short on subs in the Pacific, I'd rather not do it again.

As i said, i keep finding myself looking at bigger boats. Thanks for the input.
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I think it would be more important to get a boat that has enough room in the berths that you can sleep comfortably... head room can be often done without, as many of the things you do on a boat don't require all that much headroom, since you'll be sitting for a lot of it.

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SD...wish I'd thought about that! (see 2 posts above)
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SD...wish I'd thought about that! (see 2 posts above)
That's what I get for not refreshing the thread before replying...and it just shows great minds think alike...

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Alberg 37 might work - thay have a fair amount of headroom. If you're looking for something affordable, perhaps you could get one of the boats with a "pop-top" and just lengthen the supports. I know that there are Catalina 25's with that feature (not sure if it was an option or standard)...
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take a look at deck saloons

this came earlier i believe but have you looked at deck saloons -- i sail a jeanneau ds40 and have 6'8" of head room 0 i think most deck saloons have added head room -- and by the way i single had her so she is easy to sail too
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