In the begining I had made up my mind on a C&C Redline 41 but those where nearly impossible to find....then I tried the Newport 41 and looked in all the classifieds in the internet, even travelled from Puerto Ruico to Newport RI to see a coulple of them only to find that they were in very poor condition. After about a year searching for the right boat all over the internet I found a boat a couple of miles away from my home that was not a C&C or a Newport or a Tartan at the right price and ended up getting more for less.
What I am trying to tell you is to be open minded in terms of a particular brand. If it's going to be a used boat, look for one that is in a reasonable condition and be flexible, otherwise you may spend a lot of time trying to find a specific boat. Also LOOK EVERYWHERE you never know where the best deal is.........