How long would it take for a small boat to cross the Atlantic?
Sailing across the Atlantic takes about 3-4 weeks but you can cut it down to two weeks if you get lucky, take shortcuts, and your sailboat is fast. If you’re without proper wind for a week or more, it can take you up to a month.
What’s the smallest boat you can take in the ocean?
If you are still wondering how small a boat you can choose for an ocean crossing, the short, straight answer is: 27 feet.
How large of a boat do you need to cross the Atlantic Ocean?
For crossing the Atlantic Ocean, you should aim for a boat that is at least 30-40 feet long. An experienced sailor can do with less. The smallest sailboat to cross the Atlantic Ocean was just over 5 feet long. The record-holder is Hugo Vihlen.