Boat Suggestions Please!!! - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-14-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
squashmikeyp25 is on a distinguished road
Talking 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
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-14-2012
CBinRI's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 903
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
CBinRI is on a distinguished road
Re: Boat Suggestions Please!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by squashmikeyp25 View Post
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.

Why a ketch?

Last edited by CBinRI; 05-14-2012 at 05:02 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-14-2012
boatpoker's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 981
Thanks: 8
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 6
boatpoker is on a distinguished road
Re: Boat Suggestions Please!!!

Whitby 42
__________________
Dirt People Scare me
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 05-15-2012
paulk's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,474
Thanks: 4
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 14
paulk is on a distinguished road
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.

Last edited by paulk; 05-15-2012 at 09:29 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 05-15-2012
RichH's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,581
Thanks: 9
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 14
RichH will become famous soon enough
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

Last edited by RichH; 05-16-2012 at 11:30 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 05-16-2012
capt13's Avatar
captain mike
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ft. Myers Beach
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
capt13 is on a distinguished road
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
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
blue water , centre cockpit , ketch , pretty


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suggestions for a stiff boat newuser Boat Review and Purchase Forum 17 07-21-2013 11:39 PM
Boat Suggestions tjohnsonr33 Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 7 05-21-2011 07:33 AM
Need Boat Ladder Suggestions kjsailingSpring Gear & Maintenance 14 09-05-2010 11:37 AM
Small Boat Suggestions Sailpilot Learning to Sail 11 04-14-2008 11:57 PM
Boat Suggestions dagerman Boat Review and Purchase Forum 14 09-11-2006 03:42 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:08 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012