I am in the process of determining what boat to by next.
I currently own and sail a Hunter 30 (okay – I’m ducking…) in Chesapeake Bay.
I would like for my next boat to be in the 38-42 foot range. I know that a lot of people say to by the smallest boat you can live with but I like to have a bit of room and would rather by the biggest boat my wife and I can safely handle.
Intended purpose will be day sails, weekends and the occasional 1-2 week sail on the Chesapeake.
I really like look of the heavy cruising boats, Liberty 456, Bristol etc but feel that they are overkill for my intended purpose. A bit like driving a Hummer H1 to the local mall.
I would like a relatively new boat (later than year 2000) and do not mind “high volume production boats”
I am currently looking at and would like your opinions on:
Beneteau 393 vs Catalina 380 or 387
Beneteau 411 vs Catalina 400 or 42
If I ignored all practical aspects (and the admiral) I would by this puppy;
YachtWorld.com Boats and Yachts for Sale
Thankful for any input.