We are saving to buy a performance cat, a Seawind 1160 lite to be exact, but cats arent cheap in newish state.
So in the mean time we just want something sensible for the gulf and up and down the top East of north Island between White Island and possibly Three Kings etc, but mostly the gulf, to Coromandel up to GBI.
Now Ive sailed on everything from 100ft to trailer sailers.
But I want something for $50k that wont be a pile of crap I need to spend another $25k on. I also want something not motor sailer but with all the comforts of a motor sailer.
Im wondering how small I should consider not how big I can afford as the bigger I go the more likely Im buying something well used for the money.
Im thinking something close as I can to 40ft, non tiller steer, easy access to engine, something with a solid keel so we dont list too much when under way, but something not so heavy like a lot of Bavarias that seem to need to motor a lot on lighter winds. I know, big asks.
Any advice on that price range for some bluewater coastal sailing monohull?
Edited by TwoSail, 22 July 2019 - 11:43 PM.