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Sabre is a top quality builder and the 34 II is a good-performing coastal cruiser, I wouldn''t hesitate to buy this model if you''re looking for a premium 34'' racer/cruiser. Sabre (and newer Tartans) pull a premium price due to their design and quality - good way to go if you can afford to!
That said, your stated reason for onsidering this model is confusing - I doubt the 34 II or Sabres in general, handle any particular weather better than other good quality production boats such as Pearsons, C&Cs, Beneteaus, or even earlier Sabre 34 Mark I, which can be bought for half the cost of a Mark II. These are not Westsails! All can well handle coastal weather, and NONE are blue-water cruisers built for ocean storms, so it''s a confusing rationale for an otherwise desireable selection.