• 1975 Catalina 30' Sailboat - Maryland

    1975 Catalina 30’ Sailboat. Make. Catalina. Year. 1975. RIDGE, MARYLAND 20680. Model. 30. Length. 30’. Abandoning the item will cause the entire proceeds paid to Boat Angel to be forfeited and the item shall be at the sole discretion of Boat Angel to be available for resale.
    $12.50
    3 bids
    Benefits charity
    Ending Aug 20 at 2:00PM PDT2d 23hLocal PickupMake: CatalinaType: CruiserKeel: Fixed
  • 1970 Morgan M30 30' Sailboat - Maryland

    1970 Morgan M30 30’ Sailboat. Model. M30. Make. Morgan. Year. 1970. PASADENA, MARYLAND 21122. Length. 30’. Abandoning the item will cause the entire proceeds paid to Boat Angel to be forfeited and the item shall be at the sole discretion of Boat Angel to be available for resale.
    $76.00
    8 bids
    Benefits charity
    Ending Aug 21 at 2:13PM PDT3d 23hLocal PickupMake: MorganType: Day SailerUse: Fresh Water
  • Hunter Cherubini 30 foot Sailboat

    1979 30ft Hunter Cherubini Sailboat. 4 foot draft. Probably needs at least one new battery. All cushions, sail cover, bimini and dodger replace 3 years ago. Fuel tank, fill inlet, cap ,hose have all been replaced.
    $1,075.00
    42 bidsEnding Aug 19 at 8:23AM PDT1d 17hLocal PickupMake: HUNTERUse: Salt WaterRigging: Sloop, Cutter
  • 37FT. ISLANDER SAILBOAT

    YOU ARE LOOKING AT A REAL CLASSIC ,THE 37 ISLANDER,WHICH HAS BEEN COMPLETLEY REBUILT. HAS NEW ALWGRIP PAINT FRON THE DECK AND CABIN AND COCKPIT. ALL THE BRIGHT WAS DONE LAST AUG. HAS ALL NEW CANVAS.
    $9,500.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    25 watching
  • 1972 Columbia 30' Sailboat - Maryland

    1972 Columbia 30’ Sailboat. Model. Sailboat. Make. Columbia. Year. 1972. DEAL ISLAND, MARYLAND 21821. Length. 30’. Abandoning the item will cause the entire proceeds paid to Boat Angel to be forfeited and the item shall be at the sole discretion of Boat Angel to be available for resale.
    $10.50
    2 bids
    Benefits charity
    Ending Aug 20 at 2:00PM PDT2d 23hLocal PickupType: CruiserKeel: Fixed
  • Beneteau Oceanis 350 sailboat

    The Oceanis 350 is a striking design with its low-profile coachroof, smoked skylights, and wide, scooped transom. I am the owner, however because of the busy travel schedule I may ask my broker to handle the deal.
    $19,999.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: Beneteau
    183 watching
    Type: CruiserUse: Fresh Water
  • Beneteau 38 Moorings Sailboat

    This 38' Beneteau is ready to accommodate with large cockpit and a spacious two stateroom interior. - 38’7” LENGTH. Planning a weekend getaway, or a cruise to the islands?. The Bottom-line. 6'3" High.
    $63,500.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: Beneteau
    19 watching
  • New Listing2001 Hunter 340 Used

    Stock #177487 - Classic Sloop Shoal Draft Great for Entertaining Friends or Perfect Live-aboard If you are in the market for a sloop, look no further than this 2001 Hunter 340, just reduced to $58,000 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Beach Haven, New Jersey and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Yanmar engine. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today! Reason for selling is no longer sailing.&#.
    $58,000.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: HUNTERUse: Fresh Water
  • 1974 Columbia 45 Sailboat

    The boat has a good hull and the engine ran fine when I had it transported to Minnesota from Florida. This is a project Boat. The second picture is what my original plan was for the boat. It has a Perkins 4-154 55hp Diesel.
    $3,500.00
    1 bidEnding Aug 22 at 9:36PM PDT5d 6hLocal Pickup
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    Sparkman and Stephens Yankee 38. She is unlocked. Feel free to go have a look. The boat could be SAILED tomorrow. It works, though. - the boat has been sitting for a while, closed up, and could do with a thorough airing and cleaning.
    $1,625.00
    9 bidsEnding Aug 19 at 2:00PM PDT1d 23hLocal PickupRigging: Sloop, CutterKeel: Fixed
  • New Listing1971 Dehler Optima 28' Sailboat - New Jersey

    1971 Dehler Optima 28’ Sailboat. Make. Dehler. Model. Optima. Year. 1971. NEW JERSEY BOAT TITLE. Length. 28’. LINCROFT, NEW JERSEY 07738. It will bring a high fair market price.
    $10.00
    0 bids
    Benefits charity
    Ending Aug 22 at 2:00PM PDT4d 23hLocal PickupType: CruiserUse: Salt WaterKeel: Fixed
  • 1986 Hunter 28.5 ft Sailboat plus 4 (3-hour) Sailing Lessons

    This sailboat has a 5 ft keel and is too large to trailer unless mast is removed and one hires a professional hauler. Ready to launch. This is a fast, roomy cruiser! Known issues: Batteries functional but suggest replacing.
    $3,650.00
    12 bidsEnding Aug 19 at 12:00PM PDT1d 21hLocal PickupMake: HUNTER
  • 51’ Morgan Out Island Ketch Sailboat Project

    1978 Morgan Out Island Ketch Project boat. Swing keel option. Haulout 2 years ago; 6 coats epoxy barrier coat, bottom paint, and all thru-hull fittings replaced. 120hp Westerbeke is not salvageable; was not pickled and obsolete.
    $15,900.00
    Local Pickup
    33 watching
    Make: MorganUse: Salt WaterRigging: Ketch
  • BRISTOL 35 PROJECT BOAT, CLASSIC 1973 CRUISER

    Classic 1973 Bristol 35 Cruiser. This is a project boat that was started by previous owner and then abandoned. As you can see in pictures interior of boat will need to be finished along with a repower.
    $1,500.00
    0 bidsEnding Aug 20 at 6:02AM PDT2d 15hLocal PickupMake: BristolType: CruiserUse: Salt Water
  • 37 ft. 1981 Irwin

    Always been in fresh water. Great cruising layout with two spacious staterooms and roomy main salon. Perkins 4-108 Diesel. Three sets of sails, folded & bagged. In the process of remodeling. Requires aft cabin headliner.
    $7,500.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: Irwin
    37 watching
    Use: Fresh WaterKeel: Fixed
  • 1976 Irwin Citation 30' Sailboat - South Carolina

    1976 Irwin Citation 30’ Sailboat. Make. Irwin. Model. Citation. SOUTH CAROLINA BOAT TITLE. Year. 1976. JOHNS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA 29455. Length. 30’. Abandoning the item will cause the entire proceeds paid to Boat Angel to be forfeited and the item shall be at the sole discretion of Boat Angel to be available for resale.
    $20.50
    6 bids
    Benefits charity
    Ending Aug 20 at 2:00PM PDT2d 23hLocal PickupMake: IrwinType: CruiserUse: Salt Water
  • 1985 Beneteau First 42 Used

    Stock #131656 - Beautiful 1985 Beneteau First 42! She is well maintained and ready to set sail! If you are in the market for a cruiser, look no further than this 1985 Beneteau First 42, just reduced to $49,900 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Gloucester, Massachusetts and is in good condition. She is also equipped with a Perkins engine that has only 200 hours. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today! Reas.
    $49,900.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: BeneteauType: CruiserUse: Fresh Water
  • 30 foot Pearson Sailboat

    Pearson 30 in good condition with 1999 Yanmar diesel 20 hp engine. This is a clean, dry, and working 1971 Pearson 30 that is ready for new sailing adventures. Over 6 f t headroom in cabin. New wooden tiller.
    $6,000.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: Pearson
    11 watching
  • 32' Catalina 2001 model 320 Sailboat

    2001 Catalina C320 located in Washington NC. If you are in the market for a sloop, look no further than this 2001 Catalina 320. Fuel Capacity (Gallons): 20. Fuel Capacity. Fuel Type: Diesel. Hull Material: Fiberglass.
    $54,000.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: CatalinaType: CruiserUse: Fresh Water
  • 37 foot Hunter Cutter 1980 Sail Boat

    37 ft Hunter Cutter designed by Chereibini. The boat is a 1980 blue water cruiser in outstanding condition with all teak interior. holding tank, faucets, plumbing and water pump, hoses, sea cocks, bilge pump, and manual pump in cockpit.
    $35,000.00
    0 bidsEnding Aug 19 at 6:14AM PDT1d 15hLocal PickupMake: HUNTERUse: Salt WaterKeel: Fixed
  • 1987 30ft Catalina MKII Tall Rig Sailboat DIESEL Staten Island, NY valued $20K

    Enjoy 1987 Catalina 30ft MKII Tall Rig Sailboat. Here is a clean 30ft Catalina MKII Tall Rig Sailboat. Sailboat has been donated to Urban Surf 4 Kids Florida. Mooring @ Great Kills Harbor Mooring Field Staten Island, New York.
    $4,000.00
    19 bids
    Benefits charity
    Ending Aug 21 at 7:30PM PDT4d 4hLocal PickupMake: CatalinaType: Cruiser
  • 2006 Hunter 33-2 Used

    Stock #162418 - Only 390 Hours On Reliable 29HP Yanmar! Loaded With Options: Folding Wheel, Furling Main And Head Sails,Full Electronics! If you are in the market for a cruiser, look no further than this 2006 Hunter 33-2, just reduced to $68,950 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Rochester, New York and is in good condition. She is also equipped with a Yanmar engine that has 390 hours. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!&#.
    $68,950.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: HUNTERType: CruiserUse: Fresh Water
  • 1982 Pearson 40 Used

    Stock #143797 - Fast, Beautiful, Strong, Cruise ready + Custom Interior!! Most all has been replaced during the past several years, cruise vet. If you are in the market for a sloop, look no further than this 1982 Pearson 40, just reduced to $65,000 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Long Beach, California and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Westerbeke Diesel engine that has 1,035 hours. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit.
    $65,000.00
    Ending Today at 3:27PM PDT35m 27s
    or Best Offer
    Local PickupMake: PearsonUse: Fresh Water
  • 1994 Jeanneau Lagoon 47 Used

    Stock #179134 - Powered by 2 fully electric motors!. A unique vessel ready for cruising or chartering with no fossil-fuel consumption. If you are in the market for a catamaran, look no further than this 1994 Jeanneau Lagoon 47, priced right at $277,900 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Key Largo, Florida and is in great condition. She is also equipped with twin Custom engines. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. This listing has now been on the market a couple months. Please submit any and all offers today!&#.
    $277,900.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: JeanneauType: CatamaranUse: Fresh Water
  • BENETEAU 40.7 SLOOP 1999

    This 1999 Beneteau Bruce Farr designed hull and powerful rig provide excellent performance. Builder: Beneteau Designer: Farr Yacht Design. Total Power: 40 HP. Engine Power: 40 HP. Fuel Tanks: (40 Gallons).
    $84,495.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: Beneteau
  • Hunter 356 Sloop

    This Hunter 356 is a shoal draft model. It is in very good condition. The cockpit has an integrated arch. The swim platform has a walk through to the cockpit. Holding Tank 30. Water tank 75. Fuel Tank 38.
    $56,500.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: HUNTER
    16 watching
  • Sailboat - 1976 Formosa Ketch needs complete restoration!

    51' Formosa Ketch needs complete restoration!
    $710.00
    52 bidsEnding Aug 19 at 6:00PM PDT2d 3hLocal PickupUse: Salt WaterRigging: KetchKeel: Fixed
  • Lafitte 44 Sailboat - Ready to Sail!

    We worked hard so you don't have to. She's not perfect but she's a good one. Synergy is a 1979 Lafitte 44 designed by Bob Perry. A blue-water sailboat with a new engine! Fiberglass deck and beautiful original teak interior.
    $84,700.00
    From Guam
    or Best Offer
    Type: Cruiser
    14 watching
    Use: Fresh Water
  • 1994 Corsair F-31 (no reserve)

    This is a 1994 Corsair F31 CC (Aft Cabin and center cockpit) unlike many of the F31's this actually has a second cabin in the stern of the boat. Scorpion Trailer, tandem axle original trailer. Trailer brakes no longer work but axles, one axle has been replaced, other is original and will need replaced.
    $45,000.00
    0 bidsEnding Aug 20 at 5:07AM PDT2d 14hLocal PickupType: TrimaranUse: Fresh WaterRigging: Sloop, Cutter
  • New Listing2006 Hunter 31-2 Used

    Stock #170082 - The Hunter 31 is a comfortable, speedy, mid-size cruiser that takes advantage of all the latest advances in sailing components and technologies If you are in the market for a sloop, look no further than this 2006 Hunter 31-2, priced right at $67,500 (offers encouraged). This sailboat is located in Marina Del Rey, California and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Yanmar engine that has 875 hours. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. This listing has now been on the market a couple months. Pl.
    $67,500.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: HUNTERUse: Fresh Water
  • 1982 Alberg 29' Sailboat - Texas

    Make. Alberg. 1982 Albert 29’ Sailboat. Year. 1982. Model. 29. Length. 29’. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS 78401. Abandoning the item will cause the entire proceeds paid to Boat Angel to be forfeited and the item shall be at the sole discretion of Boat Angel to be available for resale.
    $1,175.00
    31 bids
    Benefits charity
    Ending Aug 20 at 2:00PM PDT2d 23hLocal PickupType: CruiserUse: Salt WaterKeel: Fixed
  • 1980 Antique Endeavour 32 Sailboat.

    Great sailboat with charm - Niceville, NW Florida.
    $10,000.00
    0 bidsEnding Aug 22 at 2:22PM PDT4d 23hLocal PickupMake: EndeavourType: CruiserUse: Fresh Water
  • 2009 Beneteau Oceanis 31 Used

    Stock #155294 - One of a kind clean low hours! Like new interior! In mast main sail! If you are in the market for a sloop, look no further than this 2009 Beneteau Oceanis 31, just reduced to $75,500 (offers encouraged). This sailboat is located in Little River, South Carolina and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Yanmar engine that has only 114 hours. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today! Reason for.
    $75,500.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: BeneteauUse: Fresh Water
  • Sailboat 1990 Catalina 28

    Builder: Catalina Yachts (USA). The mast is down for transportation. The bottom has 3 layers of IntterLux 2000 and bottom paint on top of it. This boat was prepped for sea water but never made it into sea.
    $22,000.00
    0 bidsEnding Aug 22 at 10:01AM PDT4d 19hLocal PickupMake: Catalina
  • Columbia 43 sailboat

    Columbia 43 sailboat in Duluth MN on the great lakes. Been a freshwater boat its whole life. It has actual stairs from the galley into the cockpit. It has the most comfortable cockpit of any boat I have ever had.
    $5,100.00
    26 bidsEnding Aug 22 at 8:59PM PDT5d 6hLocal Pickup
  • New Listing36'4 John Alden sail boat

    It's a project boat. Sloop/Cutter, Keel center board. Kitchen with sink, TV.
    $10,000.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    13 watching
  • New Listing1978 Endeavour 43 CC Used LCD

    Stock #155891 - Beautiful condition Endeavour! Meticulously maintained! Loaded and ready to cruise today! If you are in the market for a sloop, look no further than this 1978 Endeavour 43 CC, just reduced to $69,500 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Brooklyn, New York and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Perkins engine that has only 134 hours. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today! Reaso.
    $69,500.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: EndeavourUse: Fresh Water
  • 1986 Amel Mango

    Our first boy arrived in 2019 and we have delayed our plans. The boat is now on the hard in Lewes, DE. Electric furling system has been upgraded. Spinnaker unknown age but in good shape. Running rigging upgraded as needed.
    $140,000.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Type: Cruiser
    17 watching
    Use: Salt WaterRigging: Ketch
  • 1979 Standfast 40 Prestige Used

    Stock #181954 - Famous Blue Water Brand from the Netherlands, this one is as good as it gets folks, come see perfection and completely rigged full compliment. If you are in the market for a sloop, look no further than this 1979 Standfast 40 Prestige, just reduced to $49,900 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Winthrop, Massachusetts and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Yanmar engine that has 1,366 hours. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. This listing has now been on the market a couple month.
    $49,900.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Use: Fresh Water
  • 2002 Catalina Yacht C310 Sailboat

    Her salon is large and bright with a table for dinning and a separate cocktail table. The accommodations are cooled (and heated) by (2) 16,000 BTU air conditioners. Year Built: 2002. 2 Fishing stainless steal fishing pole holders.
    $62,000.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: CatalinaType: CruiserUse: Fresh Water
  • 1998 Beneteau 352 Oceanis Used

    Stock #177492 - Yanmar diesel. Quality construction. Spacious cockpit and cabin. Always well maintained and regularly serviced. If you are in the market for a cruiser, look no further than this 1998 Beneteau 352 Oceanis, just reduced to $66,899 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Gulfport, Florida and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Yanmar engine that has 707 hours. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. This listing has now been on the market a couple months. Please submit any and all offers t.
    $66,899.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: BeneteauType: CruiserUse: Fresh Water
  • 2005 BAVARIA Cruiser 46 Sailboat

    Wizard is located in Long Beach, CA. Warm breezes, beautiful reflections and the sound of water lapping against the hull, all make a sailboat a tough place beat. Catalina makes for fantastic weekends away.
    $105,000.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: Bavaria
    38 watching
    Type: CruiserUse: Salt Water
  • 1979 Morgan Out Island Blue Water 41' Sailboat | Long Beach CA | No Fees/Reserve

    This is a 1979 Morgan Out Island Blue Water sailboat coming in at 41 feet. Much of the boat was updated in 2004 (sails, mast, running rigging, engine work, etc) and we have listed the details the donor provided below.
    $3,816.00
    56 bidsEnding Aug 19 at 1:00PM PDT1d 22hLocal PickupMake: Morgan
  • 1980 Custom Built Bruce Roberts Sloop

    Very capable, solid and comfortable Custom Built Bruce Roberts 29. Built in 1980. The quality and functionality of the boat built is very well thought out and impressive. Includes a Red inflatable 10’ Zodic Dinghy that is in need of repair to the floor (it detached from the inflatable portion on one side. ).
    $5,900.00
    0 bidsEnding Aug 20 at 2:42PM PDT2d 23hLocal PickupType: CruiserUse: Fresh WaterRigging: Sloop, Cutter
  • 2008 Catalina 309 Sailboat

    One Owner, professionally maintained since new, always a New England boat. She shows careful light usage over the years. This is a fully equipped, turn-key cruising boat in like-new condition. Located in Woods Hole.
    $49,500.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Make: Catalina
    67 watching
    Type: CruiserUse: Salt Water
  • 1977 Gulfstar 50 Used

    Stock #170884 - Beautiful Classic Center Cockpit with two Staterooms!!! If you are in the market for a sloop, look no further than this 1977 Gulfstar 50, just reduced to $69,999 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Deerfield Beach, Florida and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Perkins engine. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today! Reason for selling is two boat owner. 60-day.
    $69,999.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Use: Fresh Water
    12 watching
  • Sailboat - Southern Cross 28

    $11,273.96
    0 bidsEnding Aug 23 at 7:18AM PDT5d 16hFrom CanadaType: CruiserUse: Fresh WaterRigging: Sloop, Cutter
  • 1989 Custom 65 Used

    Stock #143959 - All offers considered, creative financing, a great charter vessel! Steel hull custom built to commercial spec! If you are in the market for a cruiser, look no further than this 1989 Custom 65, just reduced to $185,500 (offers encouraged). This vessel is located in Fort Pierce, Florida and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Ford engine. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today! Reason for sel.
    $185,500.00
    Local Pickup
    or Best Offer
    Type: CruiserUse: Fresh Water

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Taking Advantage of Perpetual Motion

One of the advantages of boating under sail is that it's the closest thing to perpetual motion humanity is ever devised. A well-handled 28-foot or longer Catalina or Irwin sailboat can go all the way around the world without using a drop of fuel, something no other vehicle can boast. It can be easy to find your pre-owned sailboat on eBay.

Choosing a Sailing Hull

The biggest part of any boat, sail or not, is the hull. It's what keeps you afloat and provides the necessary water resistance so that you can steer the vessel. There are two main aspects to consider when choosing a sailboat hull; material and design:

  • Material: Most modern hulls are made of composites or fiberglass. Other options include metals such as aluminum or steel, or even wood. Composites are light and strong, but do not resist impact the same way as wood or metal.
  • Design: Monohull designs offer the classic look people expect and provide lots of feedback to wind and water, making them excellent first boats. Catamarans and trimarans are faster and make good racers, but you don't get the same feedback in bad weather.
Features to Look For

Whether your marine ambitions involve taking a Hunter yacht around the world or just learning aboard a Cape Dory on the river, there are a few things you should know to look for before heading to the marina. Don't worry so much about the maker at first, you can get plenty of quality boats from manufacturers like Beneteau, Lagoon, Jeanneau, Morgan, Pearson, Bristol, Tartan, Sabre Yachts and C and C. Instead, look for features that will affect the experience on the open ocean:

  • Rig: Beginners should look for a single mast with an easy to handle rig. The more sails you have, the more work it takes to run the boat.
  • Power: Most boats include auxiliary power, often a Diesel engine.
  • Space: Decide how many berths you need before looking at boats. You want something that is roomy enough that you won't get claustrophobia on a trip to Canada but not too big to handle.
What About Cruising?

Unless you're on the Great Lakes, most cruiser boats are going to be more at home in salt water than fresh water. Since a long cruise can mean living aboard for months or years at a time, you need to be sure the boat is right for you before you leave the boatyard. Check over the hull and rigging as well as all your auxiliary equipment. While cats are fun in good weather, you may want a monohull if you're likely to encounter storms in the open sea as they're much more forgiving. Always put safety first.

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