Wow - I didn''t realize there was so much anti-IP sentiment out there! If we''re going to use a boat primarily for one to two week sails initially, along the Atlantic coast (both sides of Florida) and over to the Bahamas - with our eyes eventually to BVI and beyond, it would seem that the IP would be a good compromise (which seems to be the norm given limitations on $$$$$)? We''re not ''old salts'' and in our 50s. Right now, IP, Sabre, and J42L look good. We did''t like the cabin finish on the Jeanneau - too much sloppy caulking for one, and the ''wood'' looked cheap as compared to other boats.