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Cruising Advice Needed!!! 2 or 3 cabin for 3 single guys?

A couple buddies and myself are taking off for a 4 month sailing cruise around the caribbean and are currently shopping for a boat. The 3 of us have never cruised before and have no way of knowing if a 2 cabin boat would suffice or drive us mad. I''m hoping to get advice from experienced cruisers who could provide valuable insight. At this time we''ve got about $100,000 to spend and are finding nice 37'' mid 90''s, 2 cabin production boats such as the Hunter 375. On the other hand we''re finding larger (40''), yet perviously chartered, mid 90''s 3 cabin production boats such as the Beneteau 400/405. This poses two questions:

1) Is it reasonable to believe that three guys (who have roomed together for some time) could fare well on a 2 cabin boat for 4 months. And,

2) Is it worth the sacrifice to buy a smaller boat, knowing it hasn''t been abused in charter and would possibly hold a better resale value.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!!!

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