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squashmikeyp25 05-14-2012 10:57 AM

Boat Suggestions Please!!!
 
Hi All,

Looking to upsize to a 45-50 footer.

Criteria are (in no order of importance):

Centre cockpit
Comfortable passage making
Ketch
Minimum 3 cabins plus saloon
Owners stateroom for at anchor plus passage berths for when not.
Budget 80 - 100k
Good manoeuvrability
Pretty!

Not much to ask!

We have viewed a Colvic 50 - too heavy, not pretty enough.
Also viewed a Westerly Oceanmaster 48 - pretty, but - within our price range - not a stateroom.

All suggestions welcomed!

Mike

CBinRI 05-14-2012 04:55 PM

Re: Boat Suggestions Please!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by squashmikeyp25 (Post 870982)
Hi All,

Looking to upsize to a 45-50 footer.

Criteria are (in no order of importance):

Centre cockpit
Comfortable passage making
Ketch
Minimum 3 cabins plus saloon
Owners stateroom for at anchor plus passage berths for when not.
Budget 80 - 100k
Good manoeuvrability
Pretty!

Not much to ask!

We have viewed a Colvic 50 - too heavy, not pretty enough.
Also viewed a Westerly Oceanmaster 48 - pretty, but - within our price range - not a stateroom.

All suggestions welcomed!

Mike

If you are flexible on your requirement of a ketch, you would likely have a lot more options. Modern designs and autofurling make the more common sloop easier to handle. I have nothing against ketches, but it narrows your options considerably.

For what it's worth, you may have already seen it but here is the link for another thread on the relative advantages/disadvantages of ketches.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...why-ketch.html

boatpoker 05-14-2012 08:52 PM

Re: Boat Suggestions Please!!!
 
Whitby 42

paulk 05-15-2012 09:26 PM

Re: Boat Suggestions Please!!!
 
The Moody 40 might fit your bill. Sea berths as well as nice accommodations (3 private cabins) at anchor. the lines seem prettier than the 42, which appears bulky. The Stevens 47 is another candidate you might want to consider, though finding one in the UK might be difficult.

RichH 05-15-2012 11:58 PM

Re: Boat Suggestions Please!!!
 
My favorite of this size - Tayana 48
Bob Perry is the designer.

Imagine Yachts, Tayana 48 yacht specifications, Tayana 48 yacht photo gallery, Tayana 48 yacht deck plan

capt13 05-16-2012 12:09 AM

Re: Boat Suggestions Please!!!
 
I don't know much about center cockpits but pretty sailboats, I would say BABA, and Hans Christians. They are pretty as they come :)


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