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mdharnois 10-11-2009 08:49 PM

a boat for three
My wife and I, along with her 14-year-old daughter, expect to become liveaboards in Boston in the next six months or so. I am now looking at sailboats. The biggest issue is privacy. We need something resembling a normal bed for my wife and I and privacy both for us and for child. So far the only kind of boat that appears suitable is a center cockpit style. Am I overlooking something? We are looking at the 36'-41' range. (My wife was feeling claustrophobic about 41' until I pointed out that our current house is about 33' x 17'.) It will have to be something older as money is tight.

Tanley 10-11-2009 08:53 PM

There are lots of traditional (not center cockpit) boats in the 36-41' range w/ an aft cabin suitable for a 14 year old. Being from the area and looking for a slip myself, I'd be more concerned with the cost of that slip in Boston as a live aboard if money is tight. Are you looking to keep the boat in Boston or the surrounding area?

mdharnois 10-11-2009 09:38 PM

We've determined what marinas within 25 miles allow liveaboards, but we've also looked at commute times. Her potential job is in Newton...Tell me more about boats I might be looking at.

mikel1 10-11-2009 10:17 PM

Go to Mikel1

doubleeboy 10-11-2009 10:34 PM

Live aboard in Boston year round? Brrrrrrr!


mdharnois 10-11-2009 11:45 PM

Boston's practically tropical to me...

sailingdog 10-12-2009 01:40 PM

I'd point out that some of the older catamarans might be a good choice... It would help if you said what your rough budget it, as more information when asking for help is generally better than less. A 30-35' catamaran will have more usable living space than a 40' monohull generally....

Some catamarans that might be worth looking at:

Gemini 3000/3200/3400/105
Maine Cat
Prout SnowGoose

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