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Does size even matter at all?

So, you would suggest for 4-5 people, for sailing across the atlantic, something big like a 40-50ft? so what type, a J-boat, Tartan, or any others?
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Does size even matter at all?

I would not necessarily suggest a J-boat or Tartan, because the marjority of the models by both companies are oriented toward coastal cruising or in the case of J-boats towards racing and coastal cruising. That said both are also well made boats.

But if you are looking for a comparatively fast boat (which I belive that you said that you were) and you are carrying 4 or 5 adults then I am suggesting a 40 to 50 footer. To some extent the company and model will be dictated by how much you can afford to pay and what your ultimate itinerary will be.

Both J-boats and Tartan have made models that might work for your needs but they will be a comparatively expensive way to go.

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Does size even matter at all?

Well Jeff_H, what are some less expensive 40-50 footers that are good for bluewater? i can afford up to $90,000 for the sailboat. Just something that is fast, and something that can handle rough waters.
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Does size even matter at all?

We purchased a Formosa 46 for 75k and have put about 15k into her. The Peterson 44 is a similar boat. They are very capable of long range cruising.
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