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post #29 of Old 08-27-2012
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Re: Sailboat Quality

Lots of variables to consider as others have pointed out. Suggest you find a boat that you like/meets your needs. Then go to and plug into the advanced search length, age, hull material, etc. of the boat you like. Sort that search result by price and you'll have idea of the market's idea of quality ranking for that particular year, anyway. One caveat to be careful of, though. Some boats are built much more heavily than others. For example, Island Packet purposely builds heavy boats. A similar sized Catalina, Beneteau, or Hunter will displace much less, and will be correspondingly less expensive to build. Pound for pound, the Island Packets will cost generally the same as light displacement boats of a similar size and similar production quality.

[/B]S/V Wind Orchid
Catalina 350 (hull# 273)
Annapolis, MD

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