Nu börjar jag bli mer och mer exakt i mitt sökande men jag har fortfarande en bra bit kvar innan jag vet vilken båt jag ska köpa. Jag tog just mina senaste sök-erfarenheter och skrev ett långt inlägg på cruisersforum, som jag fått rekommenderat, och jag tänkte även skriva det här. Det är förstås på engelska men det är väl inget problem?
ps. Jag har nu sett hela intervjuserien med Lars Hässler samt ett antal YouTubeklipp med honom. Mycket intressant! ds.
Här kommer inlägget i sin helhet som jag skrivit på cruisersforum:
Yep, title says it all.
I'm still dreaming... but I've started planning! I've been asking around a lot about boats and I'm starting to zeroing in more and more around what I'm looking for and what's reasonable.
I'd greatly appreciate any tips experienced recommendations about boats under 180 000 USD suitable for a long world circumnavigation.
As I've searched on yachtworld until my fingers started to bleed I've learned the following:
Few people, but big; meaning I don't want to rent cabins for crew. This is for me and my girl and our dogs. So a handful of toilets and a bunch of cabins is useless. Sure we'll have visitors but I won't chose the boat based on the odd visit. 4-6 cabins and 4-6 toilets is just a waste of space for us.
Honestly, the perfect boat for us would be 50+ feet long, 1 master bedroom, 1 double bed cabin, 1 toilet, (pretty fast boat if possible but not important) - that's it. (and fit for long voyages obviously)
So in my searches I've found the following pattern but please let me know what you think about it;
I think it feels like that for about 80k USD - 120k USD can get 50 feet if you are not too picky.
The cheapest appears to be the boats
Bavaria 50 e.g. However heard that they are a low budget and poor quality. True?
Beneteau Oceanis 500. Too many cabins and 4 (!) Toilets.
Beneteau Cyclades. Apparently built mainly for charter so exactly the opposite of what I'm after.
Beneteau First seems more in my direction. But can't find that many out for sale .
Here is an example. Only three cabins and two toilets but still 53 feet: 1992 Beneteau First 53 F5 Segel Båtar till salu - se.yachtworld.com
On Beneteaus website, they no longer list the 53fot-size, only much smaller. Should I be worried about it?
Macgregor 65 - large and fast boat, right? But is it good? There is no other such long boat around 120k USD so I become suspicious ...
See a lot of Jeanneau Sun Odyssey and Dufour - what about them?
See also some Atlantic 50ish but rarely or never (!) Pictures of and inside the boat. That makes me suspicious. Experiences?
The next level is at 155k USD when it starts to open up a bit more interesting models that match my search but also other brands I do not know starts to pop up such as Elan, Wauquiez, Malcolm, Hako, Andrews, Bruce Roberts, Bay Class, Amel, Passport, Colvic, Tayana, Hanse, etc.
Any of them good?
Then it just gets more and more exciting the closer to 350k USD I get but I'm not there yet
But the budget's not set in stone. If everyone here would answer this to my perfect boat costs 215k USD so I guess I'll save some more ...
Pure comfort wise I'm actually very interested catamaran sail boats. They seem unbeatable. Gladly accept tips of those as well.
However, no trimaran racer thanks.