It's an old boat, but you seem to have an old boat budget
. A new 49' cat will set you back a whole bunch more than whatever you might pay for Kraken. Of the four boats We've bought, only the first, a 31' Piver
in 1976, was newer than 20yo. The first three all served us well. We expect the newest to do that as well. The cedar/epoxy hull
construction was a plus for us.Interest on a new 49' cat will likely be more than the cost of maintaining an old. And then the new one becomes an old one, and you lose on depreciation. Of course there are a lot of tradeoffs, but older boats are certainly worth considering.