Best Keel for Coastal and Blue Water Cruising
I know a wealthy couple who just bought a C&C 43 CC. They have been in the boating business for their whole lives and are now retiring.
They are C&C fans like me and will make that really nice boat even better. If I wanted a big boat for that purpose I would do what they did and not buy a new boat.
The Cal 46 also has a good reputation.
Of the new boats I looked at last year I liked the Tartan quality. The Tartan 4200 is a really good sailor too. But again new boats are a bad deal.