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Hi, I am looking for recommendations for a  fibreglass 40' fast cruiser, live aboard, that can be sailed 2 up offshore, with 6'4''  head room.

Price max - $250,000

Thanks in advance.

Richard

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Finding that headroom will be a bit of a challenge, you will need to look for a heavier displacement yacht. Mull/Chico 40 perhaps, or if you can stretch the length Cav/Davidson 45 centre cockpit

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There are a large range of French designs that probably would fit your requirements, I have a 40 year old one, alluminium cutter, 2 Centre boards, unfortunately it wouldn't fit the 6'4" min headroom. Though I have had many 6' plus folk onboard who have managed. All the info you need can be found online, even easier if you speak French. J.P Brouns is one prolific designer, there are many others. Google and Google again.

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Is the headroom absolutely essential? My No.2 son is somewhere over six foot and he recently upgraded to a Chico 35. He doesn't quite have full headroom but doesn't see it as a problem - the first thing you do when you go below is sit down. We lived on a Cav 39 for three years which gave us full headroom, then went down to a H 28 which we lived on for four months over each summer.  We did not find going to a smaller boat with a lot less headroom a problem.  If you can adapt to the need yo bend the head a little when under deck, you have a lot more options.

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The Jeanneau DS (deck saloon) range has huge headroom, stowage and overall volume. I’ve got a 42DS but even the 39DS is a spacious boat. I’m 6’2” and breeze through the boat.

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