Originally Posted by nuru05
We are about to start seriously looking for a liveaboard
boat to move onto a year from this spring. Our frontrunners seem to be the 44ds or the 509.
I'm noticing that the 509's seem to be considerably cheaper and I'm curious if there is a build quality difference between the models or if the deck
salon's just hold their value that much better.
I am a Tartan fan and own an older one. As a delivery
Capt, I get to run many different boats of varying condition.
From that basis, I have run many Jen 444ís and the older 43 version. Great boat, handles nice, good handholds and not too bendy. Overall build quality is not Tartan or Sabre
, but better than many other boats in that price