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I know you had mentioned the Hanse before, and I spent some time aboard the 371 and the 311 they had at the show. The one rep gave a pretty good rundown of how well they are constructed, and I could find nothing on the boat to dispute that. Nice layout on deck and down below. The boat really impressed me.
I talked to a family from Quebec who happened to be on the boat when I was, and they already own a 371. They love it, especially the sailing ability. The guy said it was the best pointing boat he has sailed on (which may or may not mean anything of course.) They intend to sail to South America, the Caribbean, the Azores, etc. Have two young boys, too.
Worst thing about the 371 at the show was that mustard yellow interior. THAT would have to go.
Again, good luck Larry. I think you''re looking at two good boats (as if that matters?)