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SW Florida Boat Choices/Advice
Some interesting boats have been mentioned so far, certainly enough to confuse the hell out of a prudent shopper. So I''ll add three more to the list. But first a disclaimer -- I own a Pearson, and as Duane said (but these are my words and not his) I can put you to sleep faster talking about Pearson''s than anything else. Frankly, for the money I think Pearson''s are hard to beat.
Three more to consider: Pearson 34, 36 and 37. By these, I mean the mid-late ''70''s to early ''80''s models of these boats, which should be in your price range.
The P-365 is a venerable design that people have sailed all over the place. Bill Shaw has said it''s one of his favorite designs. But, yes, it is slow. It needs a breeze to get going. Tons of room below though, and a very seakindly hull.