||01-14-2008 08:09 PM
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.