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As a former owner of both marques, I would say the C&Cs (non Landfall) focused more on the racer side of racer/cruiser while the CS more evenly balanced the racer with cruiser. So if one's interests is primarily racing, then C&C is a good direction. If you want to also cruise, or go offshore, then CS would fit better. Obviously either boat makes a great daysailer....
The CS is a stronger boat, and expects and deserves a premium price compared to a C&C. Depending on the intended use and budget, I would happily buy either marque again. the C&C35 Mark II is a very sweet boat, although I am not a fan of the newer C&Cs with cored hulls, in particular I dont feel the 34 or 36 belongs in the same class as the 35 II.
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Last edited by sailingfool; 11-17-2011 at 04:39 PM.