Originally Posted by DonalK1981
I can wait until 2020 for the second trip. Storage is 600 for the winter in a local boatyard I know, and if it takes time to sell I can use for my own enjoyment on weekends.
You could also pay someone to sail it back up to Ireland for you, for you to then sail it back to the Med.
Delivery costs are typically €3 per NM + airfares and fuel/berth/food costs.
So all in you could be looking at about €3,000 to get her delivered back to Ireland which in my opinion would be a helluva lot more sensible than buying a new boat for each trip, as by doing that, you are simply multiplying the risks involved in sailing any sort of distance in a boat thats new to you.
Would you rather make 3 trips to the Med in the same boat, or in a new boat every time? I know which option I'd prefer.
Then inbetween the trips, you also have a boat at your disposal (in a part of the world with glorious sailing weather), while also having the time to do all the little odd jobs on the boat yourself etc... getting to know her better and better each and every time you go sailing.