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I am thinking of buying a friends KP44 to cruise SE Asia and the South Pacific. We are also looking at production boats such as Beneteau and Jeauneau. These boats are much cheaper. Any thoughts?
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The heavier cruising bluewater boats are built that way for a reason. Most of the Beneteau, Jeanneau, Catalina and Hunter boats are designed for coastal cruising, not bluewater passages. That isn't to say that people haven't crossed oceans in them... but that they really aren't designed for such a purpose. Cruising the South Pacific you would probably want a bluewater boat.
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The KP is an excellent choice for your plans. Nuff said!
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