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Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers
Definitely one of the fastest performance cruisers you can get in that range is the J/120. Cheaper than a new(er) J/109 and comparable price to the B36.7, but you get 4 more feet and a rating in the low 50's. Not only does the J/120 sail fantastic, but it has a roomy, not cluttered interior. The v-berth is huge, the quarterberth is decent, there is a huge "garage" on the port side for storing things instead of the dreaded second quarterberth.
Unless you just like newness I find it hard to argue in favor of a J/109 or B36.7.
Another greater performance cruiser that hasn't been mentioned in that size range is the Aerodyne 38. Rates in the 40's. The interior is spartan compared to the J/120 and they cost more. We looked at several of both and the J/120 was definitely the more cruising friendly of the two. In the end the interior sold us on the J/120. It was the fastest boat in our price that had an interior we really liked. We can race it double-handed, cruise the PNW at speed, or cross the Atlantic easily. Color me happy with our choice so far.
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