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View Poll Results: Best boat to sail around the world ?
Alberg 30 1 4.17%
Pearson 35 0 0%
Westsail 32 4 16.67%
Tartan 37 2 8.33%
Jeanneau Gin Fizz 37 0 0%
Tayana 37 9 37.50%
Downeaster 32 0 0%
Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31 6 25.00%
Southern Cross 31 0 0%
Island Packet 31 2 8.33%
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

You have two issues buying and doing. Even if someone provided you with an answer or it were possible you would still be well advised to study the issues involved in choosing. Repairs and upgrading are likely to be significant costs.
Then on a practical basis it depends rather on what is available at the time.
Before buying it would be a good idea to read up on the subject including the considerable amount on the internet. Doing so is a good pre-qualifier.
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

The answer: My boat, a Rafiki-37.

Seriously though, I like most of your options, but there are many others out there. Take as much time as you can to sail, and cruise, on the boats. There is a significant size difference amongst your group. And while most on your list were well built, the majority will also be 25+ years old by now. Be concerned with upkeep. A cheap boat can easily become the most expensive overall option.

Why go fast, when you can go slow.
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Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

The answer is: the one you have

If you want to do it...just do it after preparing and refitting properly the boat. Most of the cruising boats can do that with some security margin. Normally the bigger the better, assuming the same type of boat.

But you better know how to sail and handle bad weather
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