Solid Center Cockpit - Which One?
Within the next 10 years my plan is for my wife and I to take at least 1 year off and sail from Maine down to the Caribbean. Hop from island to island as we feel like it then return home. The return may be a straight shot with a stop in Bermuda or back up the ICW. It is not the plan now but would like a boat that could cross the pond to do the Med or maybe do the South Pacific.
Between now and then I plan to continue to build my sailing skills and search for the right boat. I definitely want a Center Cockpit because I am convinced its layout with the aft deck and comfortable private aft cabin is what I want for the Admirals enjoyment. Don't want a fin keel, want to keep the draft low for the ICW and Bahamas. Other than that want a heavy, well built comfortable cruiser. Speed is not of the essence, a comfortable motion is more important.
I have narrowed my choices down to the following. Is there any reason I would not pick one of these or I should consider another boat? I expect my budget to be 100k or less, not including upgrades.
- Mariner 39
- Morgan OI 41
- Morgan 38CC
- Endeavour 40
- Corbin 39
You will regret the things you did not do, more than the things you did.
Get out there!
Saco Bay, Maine
2001 Beneteau Oceanis 361