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Old 03-12-2003
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Columbia vs C&C

Hi, dear All,

I need your advice. On a short list of options I have a handsome 1980 C&C 32 with a reasonable list of equipment and a 1977 Columbia 32 with an outstanding list of upgrades and renovations.

Prices are similar. But while C&C is priced right around a median price for the vintage, Columbia''s price is way above it''s vintage due to all the work that the owner put in her (and he did a truly OUTSTANDING job).

My issue is that while on a short term Columbia definitely looks much better, on a longer term it may be not so: let''s face it, C&C holds value better than Columbia... I plan to have this boat for 5 years or more.

So, dear All, please voice an opinion (that will be greatly appreciated). What is better: to buy a boat that is great now and worry about re-sale when the time comes or buy a boat that is good now and will probably stay that way for 5 years or so?

Thanks,
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