Thanks, and yes, we have looked at both. Not quite side-by-side, but close. I think we are leaning toward the Beneteau
48 for the nicer master suite, connection/feel to the water
in back and the massive swim platform.
That said, I would really prefer a lightly (4-7yrs) used boat
and the Oceanis
has not been around long enough.
Loved the 48, just don't want to take the "new boat" depreciation if I can avoid it.
Also, don't know if the difference between 48 and 51 puts us into a different slip category in some marinas
....eg 40'-50' vs 50'-60'.
break on the used boat
is only about ten percent...surprisingly.