I have almost one year of sailing my 37 year old bicentennial sailboat that took less than two months from shipping
across the country to splashing. Survey
was two thumbs up except for cleaning
off three years on the hard
and a minor engine
issue of a rusted off mixing valve.
, stewardship, goes a long ways towards making a sailboat, home, car, relationship, last and last.
I would say survey
for any older larger sailboat.
I purchased two 32' almost identical sailboats in a couple weeks time. Night and day difference in the condition of these two boats. Go vintage, but buyer beware. If you are not careful, you will end up with a parts
boat like I have.