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Searching for that Ideal 38-42 FT Boat

I've been looking at a variety of 38-42 feet vessel, 7-8 years old and cannot come up with a good choice for what I am looking for.

My ideal sailboat would be 1) a boat that is comfortable enough to sail on week end or for short trip (a week to 10 days at the time) with two cabins, 2) a boast that is fast (nothing extraordinary but fast enough to get some thrill), and 3) easy to sail even mono, safe and durable.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

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JT

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I just mentioned in another thread that I would desire to upgrade my Dehler 33 to a Dehler 39 someday; the 39 is a sweet boat and more than meets all of your criteria, and it is a fast and comfortable boat. I would recommend contacting Jeff at www.dehler.us to inquire what is on or soon to be on the used market.

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Those are easy criteria. There are a whole lot of boats that fall in that category. Boats like the Aerodyne 38, Beneteau First 40.7, C&C 121, Dehler 39, Farr 395, J-120, IMX 40, and X 382 come readily to mind.

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Those are easy criteria. There are a whole lot of boats that fall in that category. Boats like the Aerodyne 38, Beneteau First 40.7, C&C 121, Dehler 39, Farr 395, J-120, IMX 40, and X 382 come readily to mind.

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Those are easy criteria. There are a whole lot of boats that fall in that category. Boats like the Aerodyne 38, Beneteau First 40.7, C&C 121, Dehler 39, Farr 395, J-120, IMX 40, and X 382 come readily to mind.

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Good choice of boats....ditch the C&C

and add the Grand Soleil from 40 or even the 43 bothe B6C design wow. Dufour is OK....too

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http://www.teamshadowfax.com/Boat/listing.htm Bene First 40.7 Not too shabby.

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http://www.teamshadowfax.com/Boat/listing.htm Bene First 40.7 Not too shabby.

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Chuck, BJ did not sell that boat yet?? I had a few beers with him in Fort Lauderdal when he was looking at the HR 54; I was there working on a Hylas 54 my uncle had recently purchased. I have been off SA for a while, I do not have the time to manage two boards.
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Thanks for the input from everyone. Great suggestions and obviously great choices

By the way my budget is around 100K.

JT
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