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I would skip the Endeavor if you want a good upwind boat. They are heavy boats. The Pearsons are nice boats, but so are the C&C and Tartans. The C&C''s tend to be more of a racer/cruiser but some are very comfortable. Personally I really like the Tartan''s, they have great lines. CSY is a great boat, a friend just helped with a delivery of a CSY 44. He was very impressed with her. The Islanders are nice but not quite up to the others in my opinion. I am afraid I don''t know much about the Express 35, although it looks impressive. Another boat I would toss into the mix here is the Catalina 36.