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Specification to be drawn up before purchase: which boat should you choose?

Published on 21 march 2017 at 0h00

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Your boat is in some ways a reflection of your personality, like your house or your car, but much more striking.  Moreover we call cruising families by the name of their boat, not their surname... Ocean cruising boats express an ideal, whether the focus is performance, aesthetics or pragmatism; you must be proud of it and it must bring together all the members of your crew, and unite them around the project. And as each owner is different, the perfect sailing boat (or motor multihull) can take many forms, as the builders have clearly understood. When the time comes to define the main points which will guide your choice, a lot of questions will arise which must absolutely be rationalized and classified in order of importance, so you won’t allow yourself to be influenced and upset by your emotions, torn between the dream of escape, the physical constraints and the budgetary realities.  We have brought together here ten points which it seems essential to have studied carefully before heading for the pontoons and the search for the perfect boat. Even though we are perfectly aware that sometimes – and even often – the heart can often win over the head. So much the better: don’t we choose to cruise for the emotions and pleasure it provides?

 

 

1 – The Sailing Program

Your sailing program’s characteristics count for a lot in the morphology of your future boat. You will be happy with a day boat to enjoy day cruises in a temperate area, whilE your needs for a round the ...

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