Thanks for the comments, I'm actually a big fan of the Beneteau's and have already pulled two out of the water
over the last 3 years to no avail. But do to a recent divorce I don't have that kind of disposable income
anymore and they seem to run twice as much as say a Hunter
with the same LOA
. So I'm looking at some other brands and I will go with something that I think I would like and is equipped but I just don't know how all the brands compare on the seaworthy
scale. For example, I like both the looks and layout of the Hunters and Catalinas but their price range is different for the same LOA
and same equipment
.....so which one is better, safer, better sailing....that's what I'm trying to determine.
I already tried to buy the Paradox (Never Monday's boat) I was a few hours late and he already had someone in line before me.
I already got a loan to buy the Paradox and its good for 45 days, so right now anything in the 35-40k range...could probably bump that up to the 50K range depending how big.
I'm also trying to stay between 36-40 ft as there are very few slips in the DC /VA area that can accommodate anything bigger......they exist but I needed to have rented them 5 months ago and I want to buy a boat that I can keep here so I can use it now.