Originally Posted by tanksalot
We know people on the dock (powerboaters) who ALWAYS want a bigger boat. I don't have any doubt that the Bristol 34 is a very nice boat, with more amenities and higher resale value, as well as more stability and seaworthiness. The question in my mind is whether going after it is worth the "price" of time and stress that the acquistion would involve.
That's why I had said "been down that road with powerboats". I don't think powerboaters are the only ones suffering from that affliction or you wouldn't be looking to step up
As far as resale value, it's a boat, there is no resale value. You never get out of a boat what you've put into it.
Don't get me wrong, a Bristol 34 is a very nice boat & if you can afford without batting an eyelid, go for it. But if you gotta keep asking yourself if it's worth it, in your heart you already know the answer.
Good luck with whatever you decide!