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Marcel D
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Re: For a family of 4 - Islander 28 vs Catalina 30

What about a Beneteau 285 we went out with 2 kids 3 weeks at a time. She was a nice boat very shoal I think 3' 11" draft. Very quick a nice sailer double aft and foward cabins. Lots of room down below 9'9" beam 28 feet over all with a 24'3" water line. We had a 1992 and loved her. Never a problem from day one you might also want to check out the Beneteau 30.5 just a little more boat. I have found the Beneteau line quite a goood value for what you get. Also check out the C&C 30 1988 also a double aft very nice boat. While I am at it check out the CS30 another Canadian built boat good quality.
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