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A Middle of the Road Cruiser.
My wife and I are retiring shortly. We want to give up our Catalina 27 are start some serious Costal Cruising. I'm talking about the Coastal North America, the Carribean and Pana Canal. We are not interested in Ocean crossings.
Although there are plenty of Catalina/Hunter/Beneteau boats doing this, I don't feel they are safe enough for me. I'm willing to spend extra money to get something sufficienty safe, but don't want to pay more than I need to.
Of course a Pacific Seacraft, Island Packet and Contessa would fit the bill, but, it's probably twice the price.
Is there something middle of the road?
Are there any cruisers in the range of 32-35 feet that are clearly more seaworthy and safe than Catalina/Hunter/Beneteau, but not necesarily as extravagant as the Pacific Seacraft, Island Packet and Contessa type?