Best Offshore Sailing Boats

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Top 10 Liveaboard Sailboats

  • Catalina 30. The Catalina 30 is one of the most common production cruising sailboats ever. ...
  • Islander 36. The Islander 36 is a well-rounded liveaboard sailboat which also has impressive cruising capabilities. ...
  • Contessa 32. ...
  • Pearson 34. ...
  • Nordic 40. ...
  • Peterson 44. ...
  • Nor'Sea 27. ...
  • Cal 34.

Beyond that, how big of a sailboat do you need to sail around the world?

between 35 and 45 feet

Just the same, what are the top 10 boat brands? We chose our top 10 based on popularity, reputation, availability, and more.

  • Bayliner. When considering boat brands, Bayliner immediately comes to mind. ...
  • MasterCraft. ...
  • Alumacraft. ...
  • Yamaha. ...
  • Sea Ray. ...
  • Sea-Doo. ...
  • Tracker.

At least, can you sleep while sailing?

The truth is, you won't get much sound sleep when you're solo sailing. You'll need to learn how to function with minimal sleep. ... You'll want to set a course, catch some sleep for around 2 to 4 hours before waking up to scout the horizon and heading back to bed for another 2 hours or so.

Is it hard to sail a boat?

Read the how-to books and the boating magazines and you might think sailing is hard, but that's not the case. Sailing is really very simple; a skilled instructor can teach you the basics in an afternoon. Most beginners shove off on their own after just a few days of lessons.

BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Philosophy of Sailing: Offshore in Search of the Universe

Philosophy of Sailing: Offshore in Search of the Universe
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear

Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear
  • International Marine Publishing
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Ready To Sail: A Captain's Guide to Boat Inspection and Repairs -- Preparations of Boat and Crew for Offshore Passagemaking

Ready To Sail: A Captain's Guide to Boat Inspection and Repairs -- Preparations of Boat and Crew for Offshore Passagemaking
  • Used Book in Good Condition
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat

Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Dick Carter: Yacht Designer In the Golden Age of Offshore Racing

Dick Carter: Yacht Designer In the Golden Age of Offshore Racing
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands
  • Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California Golden Gate to Ensenada Mexico Including the Offshore Islands
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Cruising Guide to Southern California's Offshore Islands: With Sailing Directions for the Santa Barbara Channel's Mainland Coast

Cruising Guide to Southern California's Offshore Islands: With Sailing Directions for the Santa Barbara Channel's Mainland Coast
  • Complete sailing guide, Safety, Sailing Directions, Chennel Islands, Mainland Coasts, Southern Offshore Islands, Northern Offshore Islands.
  • Channel Wind & Weather, Refuge Anchorages, Cruising Hints.
  • Sailing directions to San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa.
  • Point Arguello, Sailing Directions to Point Conception, Cojo, Santa Barbara, Port Hueneme, San Nicolas, San Clemente Islands, Santa Cataline Island.
  • Sailing safety, equipment, problems and solutions, history.
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

5 More Questions Answered

How dangerous is sailing?

In fact, it can be deadly. A study from the Rhode Island Hospital concluded that sailing is more dangerous and has a higher fatality rate than skiing and snowboarding combined with NFL football. In fact, the US Coast Guard has reported that there were 841 injuries and 271 fatalities among sailors between 2000-2011.

How big of a boat do you need to go offshore?

30-FEET

Where is the cheapest place to buy a sailboat?

Even free can be very expensive. But you'll find everything from free to $1M in such a market. Personally, sailing centers like Annapolis, MD and the Chesapeake Bay, Miami, San Diego and the like on the US coasts are some of the best places to find sailboats. Personally, I recommend Annapolis as one the cheapest.

Is living on a sailboat worth it?

Living aboard a sailboat is such a cool way to live. It's a unique experience that many people feel immediately drawn to. The short answer is yes, you can absolutely live on a sailboat year round, and many people do so all over the world. We speculate that between 50,000 – 100,000 people liveaboard a sailboat.

How expensive is sailing?

Expect to spend anywhere between $500 - $2,500 per year for small to mid-sized boats. Fuel: depends on how much you use the boat and the engine, but on average something between $100 - $150.