Rigs - carbon vs. aluminum? Rod vs. cable standing rigging? Furlers? Autopilots? Multihulls? Cat-rigged monohulls?
Carbon vs. Alum
I'll ask my rigger about that but I doubt if it makes much difference.
Furlers: Needs service every year. What else you going to do. Hank on?
Autopilots: The top requested upgrade of all time. Do without and suffer. Buy it and take care of it.
Mulitulls - Cat Rigged mono-hulls:
Are you really going to pick a boat based on a few hours difference in maintenance.
So you are about to plunk down $250,000.00 on a boat. The price of a house in many parts of the country. You honestly expect us to believe that you are going to buy a boat that saves, theoretically, a few hours a year in maintenance rather than the boat you like. Ya Right.