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Cavalier Peterson 36?

Thinking about taking a look at a Cavalier Peterson 36 that came on the market this spring. I know there were not too many of them made. Looks like it would be a good fast cruiser. I want to liveaboard, but I think there should be plenty of room. I have not found any shots of the interior, but from what I have read, it has a teak interior, even though at the time it was more of a racer than a cruiser. The other problem I have is how would you value a boat like that? there are so few that there is not much record of sales. The only independent review I have read is from Cavalier 36 Review : Looks good.

Under sail, she is stiff and fast on all points of sail with her forte on downwind runs though performance on a reach is also excellent. For all its racing pedigree the boat serves well in the cruising domain for those who are willing to sacrifice a bit of comfort for a whole lot of performance. We know of at least two boats that have circumnavigated. Overall an uncomplicated, strong, and easy to handle boat. In total twenty boats have been produced.
Is anyone familiar with the boat? Hoping some of our friends from Australia and New Zealand might pipe in. The big issue I see is that the hulls seem to be cored, not a problem as long as there is no water intrusion, but a big one if there was.

My goals, to liveaboard for next few years on the Hudson River/east coast, and then do some long distance cruising, with Hawaii/Pacific a long term goal. Just me full time, with 2 teenagers spending a few weekends a month with me.
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