Selecting an Offshore Cruising Boat
John Neal details 20 key points to consider when purchasing a boat for extended passage making, based on his 332,000 miles and 42 years of teaching and voyaging. Drawing on his extensive and objective knowledge of boats and builders worldwide, he has helped over 10,000 sailors find their dream boats. A free handout provides additional information.
John Neal’s 350,000 offshore miles include six Cape Horn roundings plus voyages to Antarctica and Spitsbergen. Since 1976, John’s passion has been sharing his knowledge of ocean cruising through 175 sail-training expeditions worldwide aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 detailed on www.mahina.com. Amanda Swan Neal completed the Whitbread race as rigger aboard Maiden, and….
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