We had a choice. To either save our money for a new boat or buy an old, less expensive boat. We decided on the old boat because we could then save our money to finance our trip around the world.
There were no regrets in purchasing a 34 year old boat. Her hull is sturdy and she feels solid. I trust she will get us through a storm and deliver us to our destinations safely.
Moorea, may not have all the luxuries a modern boat has but she got us to where we needed to go. If we were to do it all over again, we would go in an old boat.