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Old 03-03-2010
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Sunsail Older Oceanis 373 or Newer Jeanneau 36i?

Hi, all,

I'm 6'5" tall, which is at least part of the reason for this question. Am considering chartering an older 2004 373 or a newer 2008 or 2009 36i from Sunsail @ Tortola. The 373 is cheaper because it's older. AND it is supposed to have 6'5" headroom versus 6'3" for the 36i.

My question is whether the extra cost is worth the 2 or 3" of headroom, or is the real answer that the newer boat probably has fewer problems and that I should just accept that I'll be stooped over a bit in the cabin of a more expensive but more reliable boat? Or am I just overthinking when 90% of the time I should be above deck!??

Two years ago I rented an Oceanis 39 and liked the headroom.

Thanks!
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