The Leopard 38 seems like a really nice value for 2 people. It does seem like too much boat crammed into a 38 foot boat, so don't expect it to be a rocket ship, but it seems like they can be had for $180,000. They have a really nice owners hull
There are plenty of people that have bought Leopards coming out of charter, so you can get some good advice as to what to expect. All of them need window re-sealing and some things like that. You may need new engines or they may run another 3,000 hours. Some of the moorings repairs
surface damage seem to be failing after a bit and need to be redone. Alternators have been put in wrong such that they aren't aligned and they fail early. Stuff like that.
And, of course you will need a really good survey
, as they are balsa cored. I have seen some of the surveys, and I have viewed some of the boats coming out of charter, and they have been pretty good overall. Especially considering the value.