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Re: Beneteau vs. Catalina - seeking advice / opinions
IMHO, you should buy a boat for the sailing you plan on doing TODAY and not 5 years from now. A lot can change in 5 years. Anyway, for your current plans, any of those boats would be fine. If you really think that you'll do long distance sailing a few years, then my advice would be to buy a cheaper boat now. The cheaper boat will have had had more depreciation and will be easier to sell in the future.
Not sure it will be easier to sell, but you certainly won't take as big a hit on depreciation on the older boats.