Boat Selection for Offshore CruisingJohn Neal,
Since 1976, John Neal’s passion has been sharing his knowledge of ocean cruising through seminars and worldwide sail-training expeditions. He has helped more than 10,000 sailors find their ideal cruising boats through his boat purchase consultation service. John is author, co-author or contributing author of 17 books and his 388,000 offshore miles include six Cape Horn roundings and expeditions to Antarctica, Africa, Australia and Spitsbergen.
Pete McGonagle has logged over one million sea miles as an officer on merchant vessels and over 45,000 miles racing, delivering and cruising on sailboats. A yacht broker since 1999, he founded Swiftsure Yachts in 2002 where he’s helped hundreds of cruisers purchase offshore capable yachts both locally and internationally.