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mbu...you're going backwards about it.
If you're in Europe like me, its a good thing to buy a boat in the US now and bring it to Europe (and the Americans will thank you for helping their now weak economy), but becarefull because we need to pay taxes on the boat when you bring it back (account for at least 25% more) and the boat needs to be a certified model in the EU.
So if the boats are too old you might not find the certification papers equivalence in Europe or will have to re-certify it. around 3000 Euros to do it and 6 months you can't use your boat. Be carefull they have thousands of brands, and many did not make it to Europe, so chances are certifications are not existant for those.
Reverse your thinking. Choose a model from Yachtworld, as Jones recommended, based on COST, not year..
You will be amazed at what you can find.
So please establish your budget, add 25% for taxes, and 15% to bring the boat over either by sea or carrier. Then go hunting.
Look for Passport, Tartan, Valiant, CS, Pearson...look around these threads...
Ahh et bienvenue a Sailnet, nous sommes completement fous mais des bons gens...faites attention, CD est un peut bizarre...et Camaraderie est PD.