Boats Between £20001 - £50000
New family Sailing Yacht
Example: Beneteau First
If you fancy being the very first owner of a yacht then there are a small number of new sailing yachts in this range, suitable for families or sailing with friends. Yachts will be typically be between 24 and 30ft and suitable for sea cruising. In the cabin you are likely to find berths for up to 4 people and simple cooking and washing facilities. Yachts in this range come with basic cruising sails. Whilst some are trailable most family yachts will need a mooring or a berth in a marina.
Second hand family Sailing Yacht
Example: Dufour 30 / Bavaria 30
There is plenty of choice in this price range for a second hand family sailing yacht. The price is largely based on the age of the yacht, its length and the standard of the accommodation below. You can expect a yacht of around 30ft, with basic accommodation and full cooking/wash facilities. The yacht will come with full sails, an inboard engine and usually all the ropes and equipment you will need to sail and moor her.
New Rigid Inflatable Boat
Example: Revenger 29 Outboard / Avon JetRib
Rigid Inflatable Boats have become really popular for family fun, for getting to and from our favourite destinations and for just socialising on the water. These are day boats with a solid hull and inflatable tubes around the hull. In this price range you can buy a large RIB with a powerful outboard engine. A typical RIB will have a sizeable steering console with full navigation lights and equipment, seats for a family and friends and lots of storage space. Engine size will depend on your budget and the length of the boat. Consider twin engines if you want good manoeuvrability and reliability. In this price range could also consider one of the new generation on jet ribs.
Example: 60ft Norton Canes Boatbuilders traditional
Narrow boats, Canal boats and Dutch barges offer wonderful opportunities for long happy holidays on the canals, rivers and broads or they can even offer a second home. In this price range you will find boats of all sizes and condition. Some are great for a couple planning long term cruising, some are older boats set up perfectly for families. It really pays to trawl the magazines and web sites and then visit some boats for sale to get a feel for them.
Second hand River Cruiser
Example: Broom 30
If you fancy exploring the rivers, broads and lochs then this is the sort of boat for you. In this price range you would buy an older boat but with plenty of comfort and lots of room for the family and friends. Expect several cabins with all facilities, a galley (kitchen) and room on deck for all to enjoy the view. Most boats are built in GRP, a hard wearing composite which needs much less maintenance than traditional materials. Virtually all river boats are too heavy to be trailable so you will need a berth or a mooring.