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Get the smallest boat you can live with, not the largest boat you can afford.
Usually, these are the same thing.

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Do we need more space for storage? No..
You'd be surprised at how much a plethora of storage space can save you when cruising full time. On my circumnavigation on a 65' boat, I could literally buy food staples by the ton! Therefore, I could shop at wholesalers who kindly delivered these supplies and the prices were much cheaper than in the supermarkets. That meant we ate these staples inflation free for a year or more.
Of course, in the beginning, this required a parking space or two in the marina to varnish the cans and seal up the flour, rice and other such perishable items, but we soon tired of all that work and we paid for it when we encountered a hurricane at sea and were capsized a few times. Can labels in the pumps (never mind unlabelled cans when searching for food and drinkable liquids during that 5 day adventure [the highlight of the day was a can of fruit salad; oh that sweet sweet syrup!]) and flour mixed in with the sea water inside the boat.

Anyway, just one point in favor of a larger boat.

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I hate that often repeated phase.

I feel it should be “get smallest boat that allows you to be happy to your targeted level”

I didn't work hard all those years to just “live”, I want to be happy! I’m pretty happy on my 43’ boat, but would be happier on a 46’ boat. But i don't then think i would be happier till the boat is big enough to have a crew, cook, and drink fetching girl.
Sorry man, I've already got her and she does the engine room (refrigeration, A/C, engine, genset repairs, electrical & plumbing), too! lol
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You'd be surprised at how much a plethora of storage space can save you when cruising full time. On my circumnavigation on a 65' boat, I could literally buy food staples by the ton! Therefore, I could shop at wholesalers who kindly delivered these supplies and the prices were much cheaper than in the supermarkets. That meant we ate these staples inflation free for a year or more.
Of course, in the beginning, this required a parking space or two in the marina to varnish the cans and seal up the flour, rice and other such perishable items, but we soon tired of all that work and we paid for it when we encountered a hurricane at sea and were capsized a few times. Can labels in the pumps (never mind unlabelled cans when searching for food and drinkable liquids during that 5 day adventure [the highlight of the day was a can of fruit salad; oh that sweet sweet syrup!]) and flour mixed in with the sea water inside the boat.

Anyway, just one point in favor of a larger boat.
Oh I completely agree if someone is planning long passages or a circumnavigation. Bigger than 30’ is certainly better in those circumstances to take advantage of wholesale opportunities like you describe. But that isn’t in our future and isn’t something we’ve ever wanted to do. Hence, the smaller boat so we could retire earlier.

I’ll admit that Bermuda is on the bucket list but even from the Abacos we’re looking at only 8-10 days given our average speed. That’s probably the furthest we would ever go in one shot. We can easily fit three months of goods on our boat so that should suffice for the passage and our stay on that pricy island.

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Oh I completely agree if someone is planning long passages or a circumnavigation. Bigger than 30’ is certainly better in those circumstances to take advantage of wholesale opportunities like you describe. But that isn’t in our future and isn’t something we’ve ever wanted to do. Hence, the smaller boat so we could retire earlier.

I’ll admit that Bermuda is on the bucket list but even from the Abacos we’re looking at only 8-10 days given our average speed. That’s probably the furthest we would ever go in one shot. We can easily fit three months of goods on our boat so that should suffice for the passage and our stay on that pricy island.
I question whether you are under estimating your cookie storage volume requirement

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Price differences are quite..different now compared to distribution channels of yesteryear
Much less fhese days
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I question whether you are under estimating your cookie storage volume requirement
I think you may be right. Perhaps I will get rid of some spare parts to increase the cookie capacity!

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