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I dont know..but before even thinking about a Beneteau I looked at many boats, including C&C, Tartan, J boats, Newport, and many others. I was not looking for a Beneteau, actually I was trying to stay away from them until I began looking at the older ones. The first thing I noticed was the difference in how solid the decks of older B's felt. Until by pure coincidence I saw the Beneteau 456 and read a little about the design and how different it was from other Beneteaus so I ended up Buying this one.
I guess when it comes to buying used boats the most important thing is how well it was kept. I saw several C&C's, Tartans and J Boats of the same era and even newer that were left to the mercy of the elements for way to long. Most of those brands are better built but years of neglect will really make a lot of damage.