You probably don't know that the actual sales data from all boats listed on Yacht World is listed on soldboats.com when sold.Let's pretend that my budget is $20K. I see 30ft catalina boats in this price range. Most of these were made in the 1980's. A boat with the approx age of 35 yrs old-- sounds kind of worrisome to me. But, you experience sailors, tell me what you think?
I have saved a list of all 18 Catalina 30's sold on the gulf coast since January 20th 2020. Shown are the date listed, date sold, asking price, sold price and the name of the brokerage. Most are close to your budget.
I can't attach a pdf here but if you email [email protected] I'll respond with that pdf.