Thanks for the info/thoughts Sam. It's an interesting discussion, because in my limited observations it appears that the Sabre 30 MkIII is often around a similar price point as the Sabre 34 MkI. It goes to the age-old discussion, when looking at used boats, do I go with newer and smaller, or older and larger? Hmmmm.
I'm in the upper half of the Chesapeake, and I think that a 5'3" draft may be a bit much in my area. I really need to be under 5 feet.
As I look at more boats, I might indeed PM you to ask some questions about Sabres, so I really appreciate the offer.