Wow, Mr; H.
You sure did blow me away ...
I appreciate your complete and well analyzed argument.
And i simply have to say....
"i rest my case"
Obviously you know your subject very well, and it would be merely wise for me to take your advice in to serious consideration and placement towards my decision.
Here is my thoughts and you can perhaps give me one last word...if you would please!
The coaster i am looking at has; " new: mast, rigging, diesel motor, bottom paint job, sails, roller furler..."
Interior is the weak point in this case.
Thats what interested me in first place!
Not too many OLD boats you can find with those updated features that cost a ton of money!!!
So its not just the boat brand, but also how well it was maintained that narrows the choices.
BTW; my friend sailed a triton to japan with no trouble at all !