Before suffering a complete mental breakdown and buying
a wreck to rebuild
I too was looking into these boats. I read the Practical Sailor review on them which pointed out that they were designed for the charter trade
and as such were a bit undercanvassed and that it was a bit underpowered with the stock 18hp diesels. Other than that I think they got good marks and moved well in a breeze. Apparantly they are also 39' on deck
. When they made some changes they called the new boat a 42 although I believe they did not lengthen the hull
. Go figure. I seem to recall
that the hulls are solid fibreglass and that there were no construction issues mentioned. I have a feeling that they are less expensive because they are not so cavernous or luxurious as today's cats. It seems that anything built after the mid nineties must have a washer/dryer, ac, with a hot tub and solarium built into the cabin
top to be considered up to snuff.