Last weekend I had a chance to look at both the Cooper 416 and the Discovery 42. Both Canadian built boats, the Discovery was evidently partially built (hull, decks and maybe more) by a boat yard and then finished by the owner (interior rigging
The Cooper was apparently offered as a complete product. It is a much larger boat in terms of interior space and storage, with a 14.5 foot beam.
Both boats are being offered at a little north of $100,000, the Cooper being far more completely equipped (TOO equipped for my pursposes) with two radars
, two GPS
's a trash compactor, water maker, and the list goes on. The cooper has the setee in a lower area, galley up in the pilot house and a fully enclosed stateroom in the pilot house. As a result, it seems darker and more traditional (re submarine like) than the discovery, at least in the dining area.
I am continuing my search and hope to look at a Nauticat 36 this spring. Thanks for all the input so far, Captn's Moonfish, Al, and Faster.