A 40-year-liveaboard couple talk about cruisers they know who have tried out their own ideas when it comes to their choice of a cruising home. Photos of six examples.
This FAQ contains a discussion of the quality, size, new-or-used, building-material, teak-or-no-teak, sailing rig, mono-vs-multi, center-cockpit-vs.-aft, and other decisions a boat buyer faces. Contains basic information about cruising equipment.
A couple who have completed at 10,000-mile tour of the Pacific on a 31-foot cutter talk about what their perfect boat would be and what equipment it would carry. A preview: it's big.
A member has challenged others to imagine the ideal "long-range cruising sailboat with live-aboard capacities, not too big to be unaffordable." The responses are interesting.
The author offers to review your (and your partner's separate) answers to this quiz and give you her thoughts on what kind of cruising boat may suit you.