Have a look through my gallery and you will see my last cat with the green stripe on her.
Interestingly Phil Day reckoned he was interested in buying
her at one stage.
She would sail faster and had a better sailing action than the GBE, which as I said before is a big "off the beach cat", and I feel can't carry the load that the most basic of cruisers would want to carry.
I sailed on the originals and they suffered with 4 people on board, so to then add a cabin
, bigger motor
and an interior
to essentually the same hulls and it has to have an effect on performance.
I would'nt buy one
.[ my opinion], not when you can get the original version for $120 k less, and modify. [easy for me to say]
The Adrian Rogers design does not include rig, sail,s winches refridgeration etc etc which would add almost as much as the ask in the add.
I think you will find it is a rehash of a couple of older design's and I would also check on the quality of the core
material's used and the construction. [ this applies to any prospective buy]
Ask Phil if any are sailing, as they have been trying to sell them for many year's and see if you can get a ride on one and see what you think.
As I said earlier, tough on the budget
you have to get a good all rounder, though I feel that the Seawid 1000, while not ideal for my want's either can carry the load and will be way more comfortable than the GBE.
has a lot of happy customer's and you could do a lot worse in my opinion.
Unfortunately for you, I think all the best cat's in that range are one off's and there owner's aint selling.