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Re: get out of jail "free" card - catamaran 40ft - buy 5yr used or new into charter p
so we went and looked at new lagoon 39 and 400s owners versions today. pitch was new into charter with 5 years of income to offset devaluation.
I preferred the 39. I like the self tacking jib and the helm station set up. winches are very well set and it would seem a "breeze " to even single hand this sail plan. but the main seems very small even though its a square top. so I am also worked about performance especially in light wind and close hauled sailing. my wife says it looks like a "barbie boat " all looks but mostly plastic.
so it still seems we should go for a used owners version that is well equipped. the reason being we want to live aboard and potentially circumnavigated in 5 years. the boats needs to last for 20 years and hold up. so who cares about factory guarantee if things don't last. we had a 1979 post 42 built in NJ that was tough as nails that proved the value of build quality.
so what are the best quality cats out there under 400k?