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which boat to buy?????

can you guys recommend me which boat i should buy, with sailing to greece/spain/balerics in mind?, what i am meaning is lenth, is there any certain size boats that is used just for local sailing, long distance etc etc.


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can you guys recommend me which boat i should buy, with sailing to greece/spain/balerics in mind?, what i am meaning is lenth, is there any certain size boats that is used just for local sailing, long distance etc etc.
From where will you be sailing? Sailing to Greece from Italy is one thing, but from New Zealand something else entirely?

How many people will you normally have aboard?

How much sailing experience do you have?

These are all questions that you should answer, since the "right boat" depends on the answers.....

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Yes, you are completely clueless... We really need a bit more information before we can recommend anything effectively.

Where are you leaving from? What is your budget? How many people are going to be going? What skill level are you at? How much experience do you have? How handy are you at working on boats?

Once you fill in some of the blanks, we can start making suggestions. Also, where were you thinking of buying the boat.

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What skill level are you at? How much experience do you have? How handy are you at working on boats?

Let me answer those questions for you: Beginner. Zero. Not at all.
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Let me answer those questions for you: Beginner. Zero. Not at all.
Patience, patience! Everyone comes to the "first boat" with a different approach. I think this is probably an ESL person, and we should be a bit less harsh.....

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well thanks a lot for your harsh reply"s, can you not remember your first boat???, or did you all know everything straight away.
first of all i live in the uk, so would be sailing from there, gonna be a two man crew, and two members of family.
my budget is gonna be around £20,000 ish.
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well thanks a lot for your harsh reply"s, can you not remember your first boat???, or did you all know everything straight away.
first of all i live in the uk, so would be sailing from there, gonna be a two man crew, and two members of family.
my budget is gonna be around £20,000 ish.
Look for one in the Baltic, UK prices are rediculous. With £20k you are going to be sailing something a bit new and small (too small for live-aboard maybe) or something old and larger, but it will need lots of TLC - so are you good at DIY? How long are you planning to sail, it might be cheaper to charter.
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