I don't think you'll get too many answers to such a question - it's like asking do you regret buying
the sports car: some will say yes for personal reasons, some will say "no way". Also there simply aren't many of that type/style of boat
out there, at least in production but even one-offs.
Best thing would be to have a read and watch (YT) some walkaround reviews
, but realizing they're often done by sales people (
). Have a look for:
- Fountaine Pajot Greenland
- Fountaine Pajot Maryland
- Fountaine Pajot Highland 35
- Fountaine Pajot MY37
They are the only production power cats I know of...
You won't find any in alloy that small as the weight penalty is too much (not to mention cost); the smallest aluminium I've heard of as a powercat is ours at 50'. There is the Banana 43's as sailing cats in aluminium. All those in your size range will be composite of some form or other.
Only a few will be outboard
powered, the vast majority are diesel
inboard. Roger Hill's done some outboard and there are definitely other one-offs around the place.
Inboard vs outboard depends on what you're wanting to use it for, how often, and where...