How many people are you, what age, and what's your budget? Where do you plan to cruise? You said all over, did you mean circumnavigate?
Its my girl friend Katherine, and my self. I just turned 24 and she is 23. Our budget is about 50k. The Hans I'm looking at needs work which is why its in my price range, but that is what I want. With me, the boat purchase has to be an investment. Buying a boat that doesn't need work presents me with no method of coming out with more than I put in if you know what I mean" I know this sounds crazy with a boat, but I am starting to figure it out".
With the Cheoy, I learned allllll about restoring old boats, how to deal with old teak decks, cut apart and scarf back together wood spars, install new motor, build a bow sprite out of spruce, re-teak the cockpit with out the holes, teak cabin sides inside and out, turning dead lights into beautiful bronze port holes, re-wiring, plumbing, lets just sum it up as a good deal. What I'm trying to say is the fact that the boat needs work is something I require in a boat I look to invest in, and trust me I have learned how much work can be required on some of these old boats, and how much it can cost. I have it all figured into the equation.
About the where question, we want to spend the next 10 or so years cruising the world, the boat is on the west coast, so we plan to cruise the north west for a while and slowly, like take about 2-3 years come south to South America, through the canal, Caribbean, and back to Baltimore, where we will pick up my father and hopefully my mother, and cross the ocean to fulfill my dads, "and ours" dreams of cruising the Med. from there I guess east, but haven't thought out that far. So we just want something that is capable of it all, but not too big, I know the value of the smaller the better, but we feel confident we can manage the 38 weighing in at about 14 tons.
I have a big list of design aspects that I want our next boat to have, and the Hans 38 comes pretty close, and now this ct 38 seams to be very close as well, but I cant find any info on the vessel any where. Probably go with the Hans due to its overall value capability, but I plan to also take a closer look at this CT. I mean Baba 40 is a dream, but until I find one that needs some serious work a little out of our price range.