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post #4 of Old 01-01-2002 Thread Starter
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Difference in boat prices?

I suppose that is what I was getting at.

One could pay $80K for a top of the line BMW or $300K for a Ferrari with the actual performance difference being negligible (or at least not worth the extra $220K for most people).

What I am looking for is the equivalent of the BMW, not the Ferrari. A rock solid boat(that will stand up to the seas as well as any other boat of its class) that is reasonably comfortable (i.e. not a stripped down racer) that I will be able to do a transatlantic crossings in with relative comfort (I am not expecting it to be like home but better than camping), lots of funs sailing rather than living in the thing, and that is capable of doing races like the fastnet (not looking to win just to finish). I am wondering what I have to budget for that type of boat?
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