thanks all for the responses so far...
I should of added that we are 4 to 5 guys, aged 26-29...so was thinking of at least a 35ft to 50ft..., but are budget...well we would like to go no higher then 75-80k.....maybe to a 100k but would like to stay lower. We were also all thinking of putting down somewhere between 3,000-5,000 each and financing the rest...possible?
A few of us have been reading the boat classifieds for a year or so..and looking, so i figure time it would be to ask some peers there thoughts.
Again, we not looking for a fastboat, (we got about 3-4, Hobiecats and Nacra;s between us), we are looking more for a "volvo" type of boat, something that has enough berths or cabins for us all, maybe have a enclosed, CC, for those cold Chicago springs and falls, capable of crusing the Great Lakes. I see us using the boat more, in the harbors in Chicago, to live on, or at least be able to spend to spend 3-4 nights a week on it in the harbor during our season, launch our kitegear off of, anchor in a few of the nice spots offshore, and of course have some wild parties on where the rum and girls flow like the nile (Where young, sort of, and in one of the best cities in the world for single ladies who like to get wild)
Again i, and the rest of my crew appreciate all feedback and opinions from our peers.