Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-14-2008, 07:09 PM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Default

Over 20 years ago I gave up cruising in my Waterwitch ketch which I sailed in the UK from Scarborough to Portsmouth and then channel hopping and solent day sailing, pressure of work dictated. I am now keen to re-enter the fraternity and do a bit of blue water, going from the UK to Greek islands and after a year or two across the Indian Ocean to Kerala. I am looking for a boat with a pilothouse, preferably enclosed like most Scandanavian boats, preferably a ketch but could live with a cutter or sloop if it ticked most of the other boxes. To I have in mind at the moment are the RoamerIII with afty cabin, the Hartley Tahitian and the Nicholson 38. I am looking for something between 36 and 45 feet that two of us could live on for a couple of years. I will be spending at least a year bringing myself up to speed with modern nav and comms gear, deciding on the boat and getting a new CofC.

Any advice and/or suggestions would be welcome.

TIA

Brian Owen

www.leschenauds.com
__________________

__________________
whatnot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2008, 07:44 PM   #2
Rear Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 437
Default

Brian,

Our last boat was a custom Worldcruiser 37 Pilothouse Sloop built by Bud Taplin - of Westsail fame. From a distance, she looked like an Islander PH 37.

I do miss the comfort, protection and view offered by the pilothouse (especially when things turn ugly) and think if I ever want to go that route again - I'd try to find a good deal on a Fisher or an Island Trader. Both are well built production motorsailors.

Try www.yachtworld.com to see what's available and compare features.

Happy hunting,

Kirk
__________________

__________________
Gallivanters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2008, 10:11 PM   #3
Admiral
 
MMNETSEA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,067
Default

Hi,

A site worth looking at is building motorsailers in China by Americans :-

http://www.seahorseyachts.com/

Richard
__________________
MMNETSEA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking For Information About Buying A Motor Yacht Bill from Philly General Cruising Forum 3 08-30-2010 02:20 PM
Bristolian Traveller/sailer copplestone The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 0 01-13-2010 11:36 AM
motor or sail jaideepg General Cruising Forum 3 09-06-2006 01:59 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0