Originally Posted by RT Firefly
Welcome aboard. Mr. TBW: Hint. If you describe what you're looking for you will be inundated with "Here's the boat for you" posts. OK, maybe not inundated but you may get a lead...
Size and price range are good starters.
Thank you for the tip!
We are looking in the 55'-65' range, smaller the better if it fits our needs. I'm 6'-5" and need an engine room I can fit in. That is limiting our choices. Seaton style offshore boats with high stem make me happy. There's a beautiful Delta 63' in Auckland but we can't get in to see it plus I don't really want a TransPac to be our first cruise. I really like the KiWi Watson 60 and 48 but they are rare as hens teeth.
Budget is preferably under $1M but can go higher for the right boat. We are happy with replacing/updating soft goods and exterior paint and maybe some electronics but I don't want a major project.
Here is a pic of an ideal candidate boat...