A few weeks ago I med-tied next to a Bene 40. The owner essentially bought the boat new in 2008. I have a new-to-me Catalina 400. We talked about the differences in the boats, design features we liked and didn't like etc... We each had specific reasons for purchasing the boats that we did. There are some things about the Beneteau that I really like and wish Catalina had incorporated in their design. OTOH, on balance I like the Catalina design much better so that is the boat I bought.
Most of these boats will serve you quite well. Pick the boat that meets your needs the best and that appeals to you the most. I can tell you that manufacturer and owner support for the Catalinas is outstanding. CY has a strong reputation and history of supporting their owners. That is one reason why CY tends to have such high number of folks like CD or myself, that stayed with Catalina when moving up in size.
S/V Legacy, Catalina 400 MkII, Hull #328
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