Thanks for the welcome.
My experience in sailing is not extensive offshore. But I have been sailing my entire life close to coastland. I have also been in some competitions with our 28foot boat which i´ve enjoyed very much.
I have been in some very tough weather conditions so I have an idea of what situations might occur at a circomnavigation. When it comes to long distance sailing the trip to Norway is as far as i´ve come, sleeping in shifts and preparing food etc.
I have far to little experience to throw myself out on the big oceans but I believe waiting for having all the experience and the perfect situation I will wait my entire life, I know enough to estimate that i can do it while getting the experience needed to do it.
My reason? I love the sea, I love sailing, I love travelling and seeing new nature and culture. But such a drastic thing as to sail around the world? Im not sure i can answer... I know i need to do it, and when ive done it I will know the reason why i felt i needed to do it....hmm not making much sense am I? ;-)
Budget? very good question since that need to be compatible with whoever I sail with. Being quite young I have less needs for luxurary when it comes to sleep, food and endurance. So I am looking at quite cheap sailing, that is without nice restaurants, spending time in expensive ports etc.
I am reading books about this right now so I will get a better grasp of the budget and wherever it lands it is only a matter of how long untill i can save it. Maybe around 20.000 euro for 2-3 years?
I am planning to save all the money for the trip and probably borrow a big part for the boat, which i am estimating around 10 - 25.000 euro for the boat after all the equipment and installations.
Having the option to take on paying crew would be very nice as well.
When it comes to boat I am very open to suggestions. Either 2-4 people in a >30 foot boat. 4-6 in a >38 foot. Or maybe get a bigger group of 5-10 people to buy a bigger boat, and in which case maybe people will join and leave as she travels around the world. And maybe she could keep travelling and be used for charter and us the owners as skippers.
Some interesting boats i found in guatemala as example:
The first one being in quite rough condition but seems like a very seaworthy boat for eventual visits to antarctica. (which would be quite profitable to bring paying crew)
It is close to my ideal boat, which is a boat made in aluminium/steel (not a must at all) bigger than 35foot which has only one reason in the design - safety and moves well in stormy seas - a slow and ugly boat