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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
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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?

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Re: Boat Suggestions Please!!!

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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.

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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

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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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