Advice on a new boat...


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I want to keep the boat in the Caribbean (Antigua?). The goal is to do many of the Caribbean races for the next ~5 years, but also cruise a bit in between during the season (and then on the hard there in a hurricane bunker). I want something in the 44-55 foot range and wish to spend $500K-700K USD.

I've been thinking of an X Yachts XP-50. I like the Grand Soleil race models, Vismara, and the J45. Any ideas on other boats I should be considering?
This is mainly a forum for Sunfish and Laser and similar small boat/dingy sailors, and a brand new Sunfish or Laser sailboat is less than $10k, so this might not be the best place to get advice on boats in your price range.