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OK, so if you don't need a trailerable, here are some more things for you to consider. If you plan on spending nights (or longer) on board, you may want:
-Standing headroom: Make sure you can stand up when you are in the cabin. Having to crouch to move around gets real old real fast.
-A real marine head: A porta potty may be ok, but you are going to want a private place to use it. A porta potty sitting in the main cabin won't cut it.
-Berth you can stretch out in: You don't need a ton of room, but make sure you can get comfortable in the main berth. You are going to want a decent nights sleep.
-Pressure water: Do you want a boat with pressure water in the galley and head? How about hot water?
After I owned a Catalina 22 for a year I decided that I wanted to try spending a night or two aboard. There are 5 in my family, so the Catalina 22 had to go. I wanted to get a boat with standing head room, real head, hot and cold water, and an A/C electrical system (for use in marinas). While doing my research it seemed like a 27' boat was the smallest that had all those features. I wanted to get a Catalina 30, but ended up with a Newport 28.
There are lots of boats in the 27 - 30 range that would be suitable for you. Catalina, O'day S2, Tartan, Sabre, Newport, Hunter, Islander, C&C, Cal, Pearson, etc are all perfectly fine boats.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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