Originally Posted by CBinRI
I would never consider buying a sailboat new. If you were willing to buy ten years old, you could get a MUCH better built boat for comparable money.
Well, when it was new for sure, but now you have a 10 year old design, a dated boat and all systems in the boat will be also 10 years old. Many would be on the right time for replacement, or you think that a guy that is selling a 10 year old boat has just replaced them for you?
Maybe you like to make maintenance, I like to sail and not to worry.
Besides you would not have that incredible sensation of having a brand new boat
PS: this has nothing to do with this thread, this is about a 2011 and a 2012 boats, both new and there is a difference of $35K between the boats that are different in size. On this case I guess that it is not a question of value but to the OP to decide which boat he really wants, the smaller or the bigger.