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Hey,

IMHO Regarding boat shopping, you should have either one boat model you want, or even better is to have a few models you like. Then find the nicest boat in your area and make your offer.

If you decide you want the Legend 37.5 (which I think is a nice boat) it may be a long time before you find one in your area that is in good condition and your budget.

If you decide you like the Legend 37.5 AND the Bene First, you are a lot more likely to fine ONE boat to buy before the season gets away from you. I don't know where you are located (it's helpful if this information is part of your profile), but it is not that easy to find a good boat at a good price. Lastly, find a good broker and see what he has. You may find a boat you never even considered.

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Great points! Thanks! I've updated my profile, but I'm in the NYC area. I'm currently really orienting myself and looking to buy sometime in May or June.
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Re: Hunter 37.5 legend alternatives?

While I'm not a fan of the late 90s and up Hunters, I've always felt that when they started the Legend series, and especially with the 355/375/405 series with conventional fractional rigs that they hit their high point. Look for a later model in those lines, the interior appointments and joinery improved over the model run.

Not a huge fan of their barn door rudders, (due to the shoal/wing keel) but mainly because around our area we have no need for the shoal draft.

We know several 355 and 375 owners who are very pleased with their boats. I think the layouts, while different, rival the Catalinas in that size range. I've seen a 355 that had the traveller moved to the cockpit and thought that was a good improvement.

They are handsome boats and I think you could do worse in that vintage..
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