My Roberts 36, launched in 1984, is now available for sale
again from her 2nd owner. I sold her in 2001. As for performance,I frequently outsailed larger cruising boats that i cruised in compnay with from time to time.....as much to do with the boat and some good light weather sails
as having some racing
experience and beinag able to sail reasonably compently. ...so performance, slow boats etc. is all amatter of many factors.....not to mention your own particular take on what cruising is about.