I find Sailboatdata.com. Carl's Sailboat Calculator (Sail Calculator Pro v3.53 - 2500+ boats
), and PHRF ratings (http://offshore.ussailing.org/Assets...+Handicaps.pdf
) for boats are a decent way to compare the numbers. Now, that said, the design of some boats may "speak" to you in a way that the numbers don't (for good or for bad). What characteristics of the Cat 25 drew you to that particular boat to begin with? What is your intended use? Lots of extended stays aboard, just day sailing, racing, or a combination?