From another discussion on co.com today:
?: My husband and I are selling our 28 Mark 11 catalina
and considering purchase
of a 2001 Beneteau
411 with three cabins. We will become full time cruisers and plan to sail the boat to Florida
from New Jersey
. We did rent a 40 foot Beneteau
in the islands years ago, and liked it. I was just wondering how you all like this model, how it sails
, the good, the bad and the ugly of it? Thanks for any advice.
Answer: With a bit of searching here in the archives
as well as on other forums
, you will read about how the relatively flat bottom design tends to pound once you get offshore
. If you are not wedded to a specific model, you might want to consider alternatives.