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Minimum sailboat size to get two seperate sleeping quarters?
Perhaps some folks are too timid or embarrassed to talk to a broker before they have much of an idea of what they''re looking for. As someone gets more into the buying process and sees more boats, the specs will presumably get more detailed. It could be argued, for example that the Catalina 25 or even my old MacGregor 26 have two separate cabins, but a buyer may decide to define his or her requirements more specifically, as "an aft cabin with a closing door, hanging locker of a certain minimum size, and stand-up headroom in the entryway". Similarly, visiting boats, talking to owners, bumming rides, and chartering can give the buyer an idea as to whether a 15-gallon holding tank or any other particular detail is going to cut it. Probably the best approach is to use as many sources of info as possible ... reading, net surfing, talking to owners and brokers, and actually spending time on boats, in port and overnight. A lot of 32-34 production boats probably qualify, but their workability really depends upon an owner''s plans, lifestyle, pain tolerance, and wallet.