Thanks for the input.
Two of my friends have C400's so I am very familiar with them and like them a lot.
Last may I did the DelMarVa circum nav (36 hr offshore passage) on a C400 - comfortable boat.
I prefer the interior cabinetry of the C400's, Love the big galley and am aware of the bigger HW such as winches.
I prefer the Bene 423/473 exterior look and I think they are faster boats.
The (only) thing that concerns me the most about the C400 (and that was the thing that I really liked 1 year ago) is the Queen sized aft birth. I think it may be a bit claustrophobic, possibly with poor ventilation (that's what I hear) compared to a centerline queen in the bow as per Bene 423. I also think that headroom above the bed may not be conducive to certain activities
Your right about the girl, mine is Irish and I can barely afford her.
Hon much for the dog?