Before you say it,,,I have read all I can find here on both the Prout Snow Goose and the Dean 365.
I ask this question because I have looked at my cruising dream from every angle and come to the following conclusion:
I can wait 3-4 years more and buy a $200k ten year old production cat or quality one off (forget about building 4 years and at least $300k) or I can buy a $50-70k Prout or Dean and cruise
now with the money
saved invested in a rental property helping to cover the kitty.
SO.... which of these boats sails
better and which would be more comfortable for a family
of four. Cruising Bahamas
, East Coast
to start with.
I really would like to hear from people that have actually spent some real time on them.
I have Skippered a Lagoon 400
for a month twice, a Lagoon
450 and a Leopard
39. The Lagoons were nice but seemed to be cheap
in the fit and finish. The Leopard
sailed well but was beat because it was a Footloose boat
If you know either of these boats let me know what you think was good and bad. If you know both boats all the better