Originally Posted by rugosa
I'm sure you got the idea, and your comparison makes total sense. I'm entirely committed to VW #9, can't beat their diesel, and of course my wife sells them too.
Your right on about blue watering Catalina or Hunter. Pretty in the showroom, comfy interiors for mass market, but for serious distance cruising . . . go serious.
For an Atlantic or Pacific crossing a Catalina isn't the boat to pick, but you can achieve my definiton of "Serious distance cruising" with one going coastwise.
There was at least one C34 that did Norfolk-Tortola in last years Carib 1500 as but one example. For me that's serious distance. A well found C36 is quite capable of cruising the East/West Coasts and beyond.