US flagged 40 to 55 ft loa monohull (no catamarans)
The boat does not have to be new but has to be clean, uncluttered and very well maintained.
The boat should be able to perform to windward comfortably, safely and smartly.
Large cockpit for comfortably seating 6 guests.
Bimini should shade (this is the tropics) the cockpit.
Cockpit table for 6 guests.
Draft: 7.5 ft max
6-pak or multi-passenger
Boarding ladder for swimming and snorkeling
Classic performance yachts are OK, plain "Clorox" look is not OK - Hunters need not apply.
Don't worry if you don't quite meet the "ideal", everything is negotiable (except for the Hunters).