Going to pull the trigger on one of these two from our short list, and it's a tough choice. The mid 80s Pearson
will cost around $95,000 and the late 80s Brewer around $165,000. They are similarly well equipped and maintained. Layout and storage
on both good, both with huge aft cabin
. Biggest difference is 27000 lbs displ for the Brewer vs 22000 for the Pearson
, all ballast. Like heavier for cruising the Caribbean
, but probably slower as a trade
off. Spouse likes the Brewer, just not sure it's worth 75% more. Anyone with knowledge of these boats, or helpful advice (other than letting spouse have what she wants, as usual)?