I am in the early stages of planning a circumnavigation via Panama and Cape of Good Hope and aiming to depart the UK in 2013. I am trying to short list suitable yachts which would fit my budget.
I would be grateful for recommendations from forum members as to which candidates they would recommend based on following.
- Length - 30 to 35 feet
- Budget approx £35k plus £10k for upgrades
- Will be living aboard for 2 to 3 years
- Sailing shorthanded and possibly single handed
The yachts I am currently considering are Contessa 32 (proven seaboat but limited accommodation), Rival 32 or 34, Rustler 31, Nicholson 31.
I would value any views on above yachts for a circumnavigation or any other models I should consider.
Thanks in advance!