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post #29 of Old 01-08-2013 Thread Starter
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Well the reason I asked is ive decided that im going to go with a cheaper and simpler boat, since this will be my first large boat that ive owned. Im debating between the Catalina 445 and the beneteau oceanis 55. I love the amel but I feel i'll get more out of doing everything manually vs with a push button. Right now my gut is leaning towards the 445 and it has a lead keel. I like the oceanis 55 but I have some reservations about the quality. It is much fancier than the catalina but its price per foot is way less. Im not sure if the quality is as good. Also I do like the layout of the 445 a lot, also my broker is going to make some modification to her so that she fits what im wanting to do. I never thought finding a good boat would be so hard... but this decision is from yalls suggestions as well. So I thank all of you for your imput and please keep it coming.
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