I was glad to find the Moody, classic look and modern enginneering. (But am affraid that 300K won't be enough).
I new, Paulo would offer the Dehler 45 as a choice. Since he already offer me the Dehler 41 in another post. But I really don't want a boat with IKEA office look interior. So, no Jeanneaus, Beneteaus etc...
I plan to saill as much as I can for the next two years, than buy my boat, practice in the Saint Laurence river , sail down to the bahamas, and than sell the house and ciao bello! I forgot to mention that we have 5 kids. ... And my 4 years world tour is just a suggestion.
So you think this is Ikea Style?
Go to 360º picture on the link below)
Well the last time (2 years ago) I was inside a Dehler 45 the interior looked pretty god to me, considering that is a 400000k boat.
Now Dehler is made by Hanse (like the Moody) and even if they tried to make it cheap on the 41, trying to bring prices down I don't believe they do the same on the 45 that is pointed to another segment, one that wants more than a good and fast boat but also that demands a first rate interior.
The quality of sailboat interiors is directly related with price. You can like more on style than another, but you pay what you get.
You are right about prices, the Moody will cost around 400000K and for the 300000K you will be limited to Bavaria, Hanse, Jeanneau or Hunter. Probably even the Catalina is more expensive. Don’t forget that if you want a boat to sail to far places the boat can cost 40% more in extras.
That idea of practicing in the river before heading to the Ocean is plain crazy.
If you can, take some courses of sailing, charter some boats and have more courses of advancing sailing, the kind they will take you in winter with bad weather in a sailboat. When you reach this point you will understand better the priorities in what regards the choice of a sailboat, at least in what the sea is concerned.
A good plan will be also to book for next year a trip to the Dusseldorf boat show, the place were you can see more sailboats and compare the interiors.