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Old 12-27-2012
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Jeanneau 42 vs. Catalina 42

We're looking at a 1999 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 (Broker) and a 1990 Catalina 42 (Craigslist). Both are asking $89K. We currently live aboard a Cal 29. We like the tri-cabin layout of the Jeanneau and Catalina, which would better accomodate our 5 and 7 year olds.

All else being equal, would the Jeanneau have a higher resale value?

Which is a better open water vessel? We live in the Puget Sound, but are open to coastal cruising some day. The broker has impressed upon us that this Jeanneau has completed a circumnavigation, but in my book, that doesn't make it a safe offshore boat.

Are there any other tri-cabins I'm not considering, for under $90K?

We will miss the Cal. It is great for cruising the Sound.
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