You can't go wrong with the Sonic 23, both an excellent racer and well appointed cruiser! Owned mine since 1983 and still love the way she handles. She can take both heavy and light wind well when equipped with the right sails. She can give alot of other boats in her class a run for their money! She is well built, actually over built! Put up her pop top and then stand on it~! Try that on a McGregor~! LOL~! Don't let the lower price scare you, condition is the factor! She is a great boat! Sail one and you'll see~! Good Luck~!