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Blue-water Boat w/ V-Berth Cabin?
Hi Y'all - We're selling our present boat, a racer-cruiser, and moving up to our liveaboard. The search is on, but we have recently realized that we like sleeping in the v-berth as it gives us a better feel for how the boat is doing at anchor, plus we don't have to smell even the least wiff of the engine (she gets migraines from it and I'd rather not smell it either).
However ----- I'm tall and not as flexible as I once was - shocking, no? But I do have a plan, the head of the v-berth needs to go about 2' - 3' aft of where it "normally" is, allowing for a wider foot area, and I would also put a small step on the sides to allow side access rather than climbing over the head of the bed to turn around, blah, blah, blah. Make sense? Also, we want a 38' - 44' boat with only one head. Both of those details could be addressed by our tearing things apart and reconstructing, and that may be how we go about it, but has anyone ever found a boat with these aspects?
Ketch or sloop, $100k, aft cockpit, 6' draft, full or near full-keel, blue-water sailor, workspace below, smaller salon, couple-friendly. I realize this is a very loose list of needs, but we're just looking for ideas.
Last edited by 97fxdwg; 02-24-2012 at 07:24 PM.