Originally Posted by sjcdwright
Size for size which is the better boat in terms of strength and build for cruising?
Looking to get a 40 approx to go do the Fl - Carribean - Venezuela - Belize -Mexico circuit with 2 people ..
Isn't a matter of strength & build. It a matter of speed & comfort.
The hull, deck layout and cockpit design of the First series supports racing with below deck comforts at a minimum. The Oceanis series is designed for cruisers that may occasionally race.
Hard to find a good place to mount the Bimini, Dodger & BBQ grill on a First Series.