I am planning to buy a small 27'-32' sailboat for cruising. Ideally it will be able to handle blue water enabling me to circumnavigate Vancouver Island or trips up to Prince Rupert.
I am more interested in comfort, sea-worthyness and safety and less on speed. It needs to be comfortable for 2 adults and able to sleep 4 for shorter, weekend cruising trips with grand-kids or other family.
I have looked at a number of designs but I would like to hear from those that have owned/sailed their own small cruiser-style sloops.
I would also like to single-hand the boat as well as I won't always have a partner.
So, what would be a great, little cruiser-style sloop around 30' that can get me around the coast of B.C. and Puget Sound?
All comments & suggestions most welcome.