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Old 02-28-2019, 02:24 PM   #1
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City: Anacortes
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Glacier Bay 2770
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 63
Looking for my next (last) Boat

We are looking for a boat we can use in our retirement to spend time in Florida and the Bahamas, 6 months per year. I am 64, and I want to do this as long as I can physically do it, so looking for a boat that does not require too much bilge yoga. We spent several years cruising for months at a time in Florida and the Bahamas on a Mainship 400, so have that boat as a frame of reference. Like all boats, the Mainship had its limitations, so trying to find something that would be an improvement.
The features we would like, in order of importance to us:
1. Less than $250,000
2. Ease of Maintenance Excellent Engine room access, no teak, not a project boat
3. Comfortable salon, room for small sleeper sofa and 2 easy chairs
4. Island berth, you can sleep on it, no wave slap like on hard chine power boats with master in bow
5. Stabilized
6. Good for occasional single handing thrusters or dual engines, access to both sides
Here is my relative ranking (compared to the Mainship 400 of some other boats we have been considering. Any thoughts on others that we should be looking at?

Criteria Mainship40 Mainship34T Krogen 39 Defever 44 ?
Price 3 3 1 2
Maintenance 2 1 2 3
Salon 1 2 2 3
Single handing 2 3 2 1
Stabilized 1 1 3 3
Sound sleeper 1 1 2 3

Relative Ranking - 1= Poor, 2= Better, 3=Best
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