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Boat Recommendations please.

Hello Sailers,

I need recommendations for a boat that will be suitable for the following,

Crossing the Oceans,
Liveaboard, possibly for weeks.
Large storage and room for 2 - 4 people to sleep.
Has to be nice and spaceous and cosy. =)

The boat would have to be stable in rough weathers (relatively)
Speed isnt really important. Sails and engine powered.

I have had suggestions of Hunter, Catalina, Tartan, Island packet 380, Com pac, and C&C style boats.

If possible indoor piloting(protection from weather) and the budget is max 150kGBP, that would be 295,634.90 USD in US.

What are the pros and cons of such a boat for ocean crossing and what recommendations do you have please?

Thank you very much,
Blake

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Holy smokes, that's gonna be one helluva first boat! Good luck and happy sailing, you're going big.
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Blake, please don't post the same question twice. There are people working hard doing your research for you.
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that is going to be one heck of a list. nothing against hunters or catalinas but i would stay away from them for heavy offshore work. again with your pricerange you have alot of options. it sounds like you would be interested in a pilothouse. try doing some searches on yachtworld and see what you come up with. maybe a few to look at would be tayana, passport, pan oceanic, or if you are looking at catamarans the privilege line are good boats. the list is never ending. good luck with the search.
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Although there are a lot of boats that will meet your criteria my personal experience is with Tayanas and Passports. Both would suit your needs but be certain others will chime in. Good luck.
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What kinds of boats and in what areas do you have experience sailing so far?
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Should have also mentioned Cabo Rico. I almost bought one, great boats.
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I need recommendations for a boat that will be suitable for the following,
Crossing the Oceans,
Liveaboard, possibly for weeks.
Large storage and room for 2 - 4 people to sleep.
Has to be nice and spaceous and cosy. =)


Crossing the Oceans, Has to be nice and spaceous and cosy. =)
mutually exclusive terms.

I have had suggestions of Hunter, Catalina, Tartan, Island packet 380, Compac, and C&C style boats

only the ones in bold are even worthy of thought for ...
Crossing the Oceans
The people that told you the catalina and hunter were good choices shouldn't be trusted to buy beer.

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