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View Poll Results: Best boat to sail around the world ?
Alberg 30 1 4.35%
Pearson 35 0 0%
Westsail 32 4 17.39%
Tartan 37 2 8.70%
Jeanneau Gin Fizz 37 0 0%
Tayana 37 9 39.13%
Downeaster 32 0 0%
Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31 6 26.09%
Southern Cross 31 0 0%
Island Packet 31 1 4.35%
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

I voted for the Westsail. But I would have picked the Baba 30 if it were on the list.
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

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Tough call. Both boats have done it. For some odd reason I'm partial to the Baba 30. A bricklayer from Baltimore did a solo circumnavigation in his Baba 30. Got to love that.
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

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While I would agree with your choices, I would dispute the title. At least half of the boats on your list cost way more than $50K, unless they are in poor shape.
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

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Tough call. Both boats have done it. For some odd reason I'm partial to the Baba 30. A bricklayer from Baltimore did a solo circumnavigation in his Baba 30. Got to love that.
I suspected that you might be partial to the Baba, for some reason.

BTW, just to toss a real wildcard into the mix, if I was going to try such a trip singlehanded and wanted to "go small" I might be tempted to try finding a Vertue (glass hulled, rather than wood).
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

I'd go with and S&S 34:

One did a double non stop circumnavigation via all 5 capes.
Perfect size for 2 people.

Here is another good site:
http://bluewaterboats.org/
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

You are kinda going about this backwards. You might be better off taking sailing lessons and sailing some of the boats on your list, crewing on any boat that will have you, before you choose a boat.
As you gain experience and knowledge your choice of boats will probably change and it would be a shame to be stuck with a boat that really doesn't suit your needs when you are ready to sail off into the sunset.
Asking advice on here might be interesting, but so many here haven't a clue when it comes to reality. They may know a well built, strong boat, quite capable of a circumnavigation, but would it be suitable? What would a New Englander, for instance, know of the comfort of the bunk you are going to be sleeping on in 86% humidity and 88 degree night in the tropics?
Is the galley going to be suitable to produce interesting and tasty meals on a 20 to 30 day passage and can the boat even hold enough stores, water, fuel to cross an ocean for a couple?
There is so much more to think about, if you really want to become one of the few adventures who actually set off on their dream voyage, than the size and make of the boat at this point. Get some experience and then you will know what boat you will want.
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

Since you are a couple, remember there will be a big difference in livable space between an Alberg 30 and a Tayana 37. (of course the price will be proportional).
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

I am not qualified to vote, but would the Alberg 35 be a better choice than the Alberg 30?


Here is one for sale for 21K:
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

Couldn't post two links:
The Alberg 35 Sailboat : Bluewaterboats.org
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