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  1. #1
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    Default Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    Firstly apologies if this has been asked before, I did search but couldnt find anything.

    My Better half has two pre requisites for a potential liveaboard yacht.
    1. An island bed,
    2. A decent size shower
    Initially we would be looking at cruising the med,

    I think A perfect candidate would be a Southerly 42RST - 2 cabin version, but out of my price range.
    A cheaper option would be Jeanneau 42DS

    The harsh reality is that even the SO 42DS may stretch the funds a bit, or I grow old saving up.
    So I am looking if anyone has any other suggestions? Anything from £60 to £130k (the cheaper I can get something the sooner we can get sailing)

    Also how much dearer is a 13m boat, than a sub 12m boat, for mooring & cruising fee's? it seems that 12m is the magic figure where it jumps up hugely in price.

    Many thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Carr View Post
    Firstly apologies if this has been asked before, I did search but couldnt find anything.

    My Better half has two pre requisites for a potential liveaboard yacht.
    1. An island bed,
    2. A decent size shower
    Initially we would be looking at cruising the med,

    I think A perfect candidate would be a Southerly 42RST - 2 cabin version, but out of my price range.
    A cheaper option would be Jeanneau 42DS

    The harsh reality is that even the SO 42DS may stretch the funds a bit, or I grow old saving up.
    So I am looking if anyone has any other suggestions? Anything from £60 to £130k (the cheaper I can get something the sooner we can get sailing)

    Also how much dearer is a 13m boat, than a sub 12m boat, for mooring & cruising fee's? it seems that 12m is the magic figure where it jumps up hugely in price.

    Many thanks in advance
    If you are looking at older, the Moodies did an island bed. A solidly built yacht.

    Draw back of an island bed is that its useless at sea.

    Also look at the Westerly Oceanlord..... Solid and V good value - later ones had an island bed....

    Southerly has twin rudders - avoid as they are a nightmare to maneuver as there is no prop wash over the rudders..... Bow thruster helps but not enough.

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    Default Re: Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    Hunter Passage 42 has one of the nicer rear cabin center line queens. Shower is so so but typical size. I would buy one and put up with all the Hunter haters. A quick search on Yachtworld came up with some in the Med.

    NB I think some other Hunters have the same layout.
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    Default Re: Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    Nothing to do with the sale of this boat. Had look round one a good few years at BCN boat show, was quite impressed.

    https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2...aloon-3539087/
    Last edited by One A.; 08-07-19 at 15:04.

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    Default Re: Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    If you are willing to look at older boats then the Oyster 406 (deck saloon rather than coach roof version) might suit. Not as much room as a more modern boat (doesn't have the wide stern) but centre-line aft cabin and reasonable size fore-heads.

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    Default Re: Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    We have an island bed of sort off small gap one side the other as now been taken up as I extend the batteries and made more storages , we think it great not haveing to climb out of a coffin each morning .
    Moody 42
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    Default Re: Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    Many centre cockpit boats have a big owner's aft cabin with a big island bed (although not all). The Moody 425 does, although I can't remember the size of the shower. Our Bavaria 40 Ocean (photos) has an aft cabin with island bed and a decent size shower in a dedicated* compartment, as do the 38/42/44 Ocean models.

    * If you want to shower inside, you definitely want something with a dedicated shower area. Many boats just have a pull-out shower in the heads sink and you end up splattering the entire heads compartment, everyone's toothbrushes and the toilet seat and it's a mess to clean and dry. Ventilation is also important to get the moisture out quickly afterwards. Our nice shower cabin is mostly used for storage as it's much simpler and more pleasant to use the transom shower in summer!

    Also how much dearer is a 13m boat, than a sub 12m boat, for mooring & cruising fee's? it seems that 12m is the magic figure where it jumps up hugely in price.
    Depends on where you go. In many marinas 12m is a magic threshold, in others 13m or 12.5m, so you can pick one that has the best deal for the size of your boat. In Greece under 12m pays a lot less cruising tax.

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    Default Re: Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    I wouldn't describe the Jeanneau 42DS aft. cabin bed as an island bed. There's storage on either side and seating at the end but you can't walk up either side. It's a bit awkward to change bedding as you can't really access either side apart from the bottom 2'. It is a comfortable cabin and bed is a bit more than 2mx2m so roomy enough and en-suite heads in fore and aft. cabins.

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    Default Re: Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    Is there demand for a 40 footer with just 1 bedroom and en-suite wet room ,occasional guests could sleep on saloon sofas but it would be possible then to get really pleasant mini flat accommodation.

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    Default Re: Boats with an island bed - suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by One A. View Post
    Nothing to do with the sale of this boat. Had look round one a good few years at BCN boat show, was quite impressed.

    https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2...aloon-3539087/
    Interesting?

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