mines is a 2001 model, it has slab reefing, no issues there,the engine
had 5500 hours on it, ive added another 500 to that in the last year, all fine no probs at all, ive done about 4000nm in her so far, replaced one shackle and one carbineer grip, thats all thats broke so far, much better build quality than a bavaria
by far. Maintenance
on a 10 yr old boat is going to be far less than a 30yr old boat.
Imagining cars, I'd say your argument is like a 3yr old large volvo
versus a 10yr old compact mercedes for the same money
, go newer , go bigger, it is a no brainer!