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Old 20-10-2016, 04:57   #16
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Re: New 400 S2 vs. lightly used L450....

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I would not buy a new boat anymore. Whether used or new, something is always - in the end, it is easier to solve the problems yourself than to rely on a guarantee, which is often complicated. In a used boat, you are more likely to have smaller repercussions - the bigger problems were usually remedied by the seller when he still had warranty on it.
The L450 can also be sailed (not docked) singlehanded or from two persons. The high boom is not such a problem as one always thinks, who wants can also lower it. We love the flybridge - if that were not important to us, an L400 would be big enough for us.
for novice, i think new is better. There is time to learn about top 100 systems on board before things start failing.

Just couple days after I purchased, realized that i will have to maintain everything and regretted purchase. Never crossed this my mind before. And it is so obvious.

After I managed to fix broken anchor winch, started actually enjoying maintenance. Still do after 2k miles.
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Old 21-10-2016, 12:33   #17
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Re: New 400 S2 vs. lightly used L450....

I would go with the 450... (Yes, I am biased). You're getting much more boat for your money. My wife and I love it. We think it's the perfect size for 2+ people.

I have no problem single handing it. The autopilot is your crew.
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Old 25-10-2016, 09:58   #18
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Re: New 400 S2 vs. lightly used L450....

We just switched from the L400 S2 to a 450S and love it! The 400 is really good and the 450S is simply so much roomier.
The 450F was not an alternative, we want to be able to communicate with the cockpit. Also, in the Med, you Always dock with the stern to the pier and you need to really see the person handling the lines.

Good luck with your purchase. We have had very few problems with either boat. Both purchased new.

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Anders
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Old 27-10-2016, 03:16   #19
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Re: New 400 S2 vs. lightly used L450....

if/when i have enough money and decide to change - it will be L52 S.
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