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Exclamation New York To Florida, Restock, FLorida to bahamas

Okay, I need to know what type of sailboat and size i would need to get from New York, to Florida then restock in florida and head to Bahamas.
We Need a boat that will not capsize and that is able to sail on the atlantic without a problem and will not get damaged in a storm or sink.

We will be traveling on the coast about 10 miles out.
There will be 2 people age 19 on the boat.
Not alot of sailing experience.
Our budget is $4,000 each so thats <>$8,000<> total.
We were thinking O'day 23 or O'day 28?Could an O'day 23' or Oday 28' Do this without needing repairs,new sails ect. Remember our budget <> <>

Im asking what boat and size is capable for 2 people to cruise the atlantic from new york to florida,restock at florida and cruise to the bahamas our budget is 8,000 dollars and we dont want to sink or have to get the boat repaired, were not experienced sailors either.

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I would find an old Columbia 26, they can handle some weather and are pretty fast.
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Just my $0.02

1) I knew someone who traveled from Novia Scotia to Massachusetts in nothing but a sea kayak. So, it's not so much a question of getting exactly the "right boat", but being realistic about what life aboard will be like during an extended voyage on different types/classes of boats.

2) Avoiding problems like storm damage or sinking is not so much a question of boat type/size as it is a question about sailing/navigation skill, understanding the types of hazards you may encounter, and trip planning.

3) Experience has taught me that there is no such thing as a boat that does't need any work, especially on the used market. Budget accordingly, so that whatever you end up purchasing, you have at least a little money set aside to get her seaworthy.

Sounds like you're preparing for a great adventure! Good luck!
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"We Need a boat that will not capsize and that is able to sail on the atlantic without a problem and will not get damaged in a storm or sink."

As far as I know, such a boat has yet to be invented (remember the Titanic).

Also, if you plan to do this for less than $8,000, then you need to expect repairs - you are not going to get a perfect boat for that price. If it were me (and it is not), I would put that money into a smaller boat to sail locally until you get enough experience to go offshore in a capable boat. If you seach the threads here, you will see plenty of threads addressing plans similar to yours.
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Thanks alot guys sorry for double post above, i'm going to learn how to sail soon
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