What I would do is go to Yachtworld.com, click on "Advanced Search" and then type in your parameters - length, year made, price
, etc. You'll find plenty of production boats like Beneteau
. You'll also find Sabre
, X-Yachts, Frers, but they will usually be a bit older. I just did a search for sailboats 35-38 feet, 70-125K, built 2000 or later, in the US and 235 listings came up. You can further refine that and keep the search close to home.
If you want to get some idea how fast the boat may be, you can check its PHRF
rating. The link I provided is a base handicap rating but will give you an idea how fast or slow the boat may be. The lower the number, the faster it's supposed to be. But you need to know how to make it go fast.
When you're getting somewhat serious about buying
, call brokers and ask to see the boats. Ask the broker how long the boat has been on the market and if there has been any price
reductions. If you can get an honest answer to why the owner is selling, that helps too. Be prepared to find not all listings have current
pictures of the boat. There's a thread here about how far off the listing can be.
FWIW, most asking prices are VERY flexible. One asking vs. sale
price list we saw showed boats selling for as much as 40% off asking. Happy hunting!