You have to start with design intent.
If it's fast with lots of room and can handle tons of stored stuff it's probably got excess beam. So what was given up to make this work? Somewhere the load gets too outboard
. Or the bow gets to flat. If it's too heavy you get more rig to drive it? Too fine in the bow it's wet.
Catalina does a fine job of describing how they build their boats. I wanted find a fault. Found one and then looked harder and the question was answered?
I would want to know how the fixed ports
are held in. Could not find the layup
schedule. Not clear how the keel bolts
tie to the grid. What is the sail package? What ounce triple stitched etc...? I have to say I am impressed with how well they built their website.
had little value in their sight or I couldn't find the information. No idea how they are built. Hunter
has a galley
that will make a memorable dinner. Increased light from the large fixed windows. It has a versatile lay out that allows for total extended offshore
cruising. What ever that means.
Catalina has a strikingly handsome deck
. From the web pages my bucks would be with Catalina.
At the 40 foot plus they both proclaim offshore
capacity. I would grill
them both on some finer points. Especially those big fixed ports
. Hunter I would want a lot more information before buying