Hey Paulo, great thread you've got going on here. Do you think you could look at/discuss/recommend some performance/voyaging boats on the smaller end of the scale? For instance, the C&C 99 (32ft) has recently caught my eye, and I wonder what other boats would compete in that size/price/performance segment that may be better for fast voyaging.
Hi, Thanks. We "deal" here mostly with new models and C&C 99 is not made anymore. It looks to me a good design, a fast boat and a good cruising boat. Regarding the quality of building some doubts have been raised about C&C, you can see here:
C&C 99 owners opinions - help pls
This is an old thread but in your case I would send personal messages to those guys that owned the boat at that time and ask if they had problems with the it.
I don't now if when you say voyaging it means the same to me. Voyage is not equal to cruising and demands more autonomy and a boat that can be easy on the autopilot. Regarding modern fast performance boats that you can find in America I don't see any. In Europe I guess we would be talking about the new RM 880:
Maybe a good time to buy one at a good price since they are making a new model to replace it, the 890 that is absolutely gorgeous:
Or if you have the money for it the RM 1060 or the older model, the RM 1050 that you can see here are even better for voyaging:
Here you can see the 1060:
Another less comfortable but faster option is the Pogo 30 or the Pogo 10.50.
All these boats have the hull based on solo racing boats and that makes them very stable and easier to sail solo. Particularly the RM is thought with voyage in mind.
Regarding what you can find in the States, better ask on the forum, or then, since you want to voyage, come to Europe, buy a boat and sail it to the US.
Maybe you can have luck and can find one in French Martinique. Pay attentions to the boats that are sold there.