Hi, it's been ages since I've been on the forum, I sold my last boat, an Invicta 26, in 2010 and weathered a personal financial storm last year, anyhow I've come through the other side reletively unscathed and in better shape financially. So a new boat now beckons! All boats are a compromise but I would like some advice if possible on what's out there and worth having. I'm looking to spend an absolute maximum of £15,000 (less if poss). My wife basically wants a floating caravan, so reasonable accomodation is a must, I want something that I'll be able to sail single handed occasionally and short handed virtually all the time, I want something that'll take me across the north sea to holland occasionally (from the north east not the short crossing from Lowestoft) but will equally be at home having a gentle bimble around the coast on the very occasional sunny summers day, and finally something that we can spend a couple of weeks living on every year in the summer.
I have thought about a Moody 33 Mk1 but realistically I don't think my budget will stretch that far.
I realise boats are very personel and every one has to be seen as a compromise in some way, but i would be very gratefull for any advice or recommendations.