Join Date: Dec 2004
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Completely different boats. Expect a lot more maintenance on the older steel boat.
It depends of your personal taste and the kind of sailing you do.
If you do mainly coastal sailing with occasional passages to the Caribe, then probably the Bavaria is a better choice. If you want to go around the world, some would prefer the heavier and slow steel boat, but not all.