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That's the reason I really liked the oceanis 54 but they don't make them anymore. I really like the set up of twin nav stations ( one at each helm) but I don't like the arch or the iron keel. Also im a little concerned about the quality of it compared to the catalina 445. The extra 11 feet would be great and the layout underneath is amazing but it all boils down to quality. I know Catalina is good I have a lot of friends who race them and you can find them everywhere and most people have nothing bad to say about them but I hear a lot of negative about beneteau. So it makes me a little uneasy. However as you suggested the first series is nice and I like the layout of the first 50. I am planning on attending the Miami boat show next month and kemah boat show so I hope to put evrrything at rest after I get on all the boats and do more research. As always I appreciate any ideas and or thoughts.
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