Alize...that Marples trimaran
on eBay is about "85% complete". But it's a state of completion that you can SEE. You can see, right away, all that needs to be done to her. Now my point here is, any boat in the size and price
range you are looking at is going to need things done to it. They are ALL "85% complete"...it's just a little harder to tell.
When budgeting for your boat, a rule
of thumb I've heard others here use is, spend no more than half your budget on purchasing
the boat. The rest will be needed for repairs
, upgrades, supplies, and the various ongoing expenses of cruising.
Oh...and, "fiberglass". But it's OK if the boat you eventually fall in love with is made out of something else. The only material I won't even consider is ferrocement...and I understand that some fine boats have been made even with that material.