Ok, so I know the allied
is the only boat with the real reputation for blue water
On the other hand, The only serious remark I have heard against the C&C
boats is displacement
. 2k to 3k pounds heavier on the Allied
. Past that its storage
The frigate has a swing keel
. the mk1 does not. allied does. All three come with reasonably equivalent equipment
, plus and minuses on each, but in reality about equal overall. They all have fairly recent engines. The mk1 has standing rigging
10 years old. The others will need replacement.
12k for the frigate, 15.5k for the mk1 and 17.9k for the allied. Probably bring them all down 20% negotiating. FYI, I am expecting to do a bit of core
work, rebed all the deck hardware
, refinish bright work, rebed ports
and through hull
fittings. Not expecting a gem and am planning for a full survey
and will walk away from a disaster.
My gut tells me go with the allied for the long term. Reputation says its ready to go anywhere. Perhaps the other two boats may have aspects I am not considering?