Let's suppose (hypothetically) one wanted to live aboard a comfortable vessel that could accommodate a family: mom, dad, up to four crumb-crunchers. This vessel would not only be comfortable to live aboard, but have decent to great sailing performance. Allow me to define both of those requirements. This is future planning/wondering/musing. I'm neither married nor pregnant!
Comfotable: plenty of headroom, open "floor plan," enough room for people to walk around and do little dances when their hearts required it. Lots of berths and storage space. Great dining space, functional galley.
Performance: sturdy, stout, sails well to weather and off the wind. Points relatively high. Handles rough weather with a scoff and a laugh, but can sail decently in calmer conditions. Is there such a boat?
Type of boat is open: sloop, cutter, slutter, ketch, yawl, etc. all on the table.
Size: a comfortable boat for up to six people needs to be big, but stay within the handling capabilities of two adults. Boat should be no smaller than 40 feet.
Budget: under the cost of a house. Let's put this budget around...$200k, just for kicks. If money was no object, there would be no reason for a post.
Interior aesthetic: warm, cozy, homey. Not stark and sterile. Teaky.
PIctures welcome, current listings would be fun, but not necessary. Ideas???
Courtney KMember Since 22 May 2012
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