I'll take you off into another tangent...sorry if it isn't where you want to go
An "older" boat
will keep you busy with updates, repairs
, keeping the boat
up to your standards.....we have two "older" boats, an 85 Bayfield and and 82 Stevens....both were kept to great standards by their former owners, but still required updating, repairs
, replacing worn equipment
. Perhaps more so than one of the "newer" models that you mentioned above.
If you do purchase
an older boat, say a mid 80's vintage, be prepared to work
on it, perhaps a wee bit more than a newer model....I'm not saying that you'd be busy 20 out of 24 hours a day, but you will have some repairs/updating to keep you occupied.
Personally, I enjoy working on boats. Sailing is great, love that also, but I really enjoy working on them as well, learning
their systems, making the systems work
...it's all part and parcel of the entire package for me.
Something you might want to consider before you buy...either or.
I like what I have....and am happy with our chosen route