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spacious accommodation

Posted: Thu July 1st, 2010, 12:12 am
by steve
I would like to build a boat to liveaboard permanently and travel around the world in, I need to know which boat is more spacious, Waterwitch or Noontide, Thank you.

Re: spacious accommodation

Posted: Tue December 20th, 2011, 4:43 pm
by Tusk
Maurice Griffiths designed the Golden Hind 31 specifically for live aboard long distance cruising and I suggest you look at one before you decide. I believe it is a much more substatial build than the ones you mention that were envisioned as coastal and offshore rather than ocean going. I have lived on board a Golden Hind 31 for 15 years with my wife and we completed a circumnavigation in that time. It has plenty of storage space and reasonable living accomodation for two, and standing headroom throughout.
Brian Cook
Yacht Tusk, GH31 No 224

Re: spacious accommodation

Posted: Thu December 22nd, 2011, 10:19 am
by steve
Thank you, I will take a look at the GH after Christmas.

Re: spacious accommodation

Posted: Thu December 22nd, 2011, 12:44 pm
by Fiddler's Green
To answer the original question Steve, the Riptide is as near as damn it the same size as a GH 31 and has more accomodation than a WW. Also more head room than most WW's.

The Riptides are a bit thin on the ground though as only about ten afloat. Whereas the GH's were built professionally for many years and sail numbers of the 31ft version are over 250. There are a lot of the earlier 28ft 6 inch wooden, Hartwell built versions about too, that are worth looking at, cheaper, smaller but with the same pedigree!

Or of course you could build a Riptide! There was on in Steel on eBay selling in the north East a while back, built by a member, have a look at the builders and restorers pages....

May be worth trying to contact the builder, she is also our Steel advisor, see the advisors page.

Regards,
John

Re: spacious accommodation

Posted: Fri January 13th, 2012, 8:00 pm
by steve
Thank you Tusk and John for your replies.

I would prefer to build the boat which rules out the Golden Hind, so will probably build a Riptide when the time is right, I already have the CDs for the Riptide, Eventide and Waterwitch.

Re: spacious accommodation

Posted: Fri April 6th, 2012, 9:45 am
by Ibbo
Tusk wrote:Maurice Griffiths designed the Golden Hind 31 specifically for live aboard long distance cruising and I suggest you look at one before you decide. I believe it is a much more substatial build than the ones you mention that were envisioned as coastal and offshore rather than ocean going. I have lived on board a Golden Hind 31 for 15 years with my wife and we completed a circumnavigation in that time. It has plenty of storage space and reasonable living accomodation for two, and standing headroom throughout.
Brian Cook
Yacht Tusk, GH31 No 224



Hi Brian. My name is Lewis Ibbotson after speaking to my Mum Liz i have started to look for a couple who have had a boat 'Tusk'. After losing contact with them she has tried many times to find them with no luck so far. We are hoping that you might be them.please contact us on my email. Lewoz23@hotmail.com

Re: spacious accommodation

Posted: Sun September 8th, 2013, 12:40 pm
by Eventide Owners Group
Hope you tried a p.m. (personal message) to Brian via the forum, that should have put you in touch instantly!

Regards,
john
Eventiders