We are again looking to buy a used SF to use in the Bahamas a few times ( I know.... a few times isnt enough but........... ) before reluctantly bringing her to the west coast.DD 92s not desired.DD 1271s OK. Cats/Cummins better but in our price range of mid to high 100s, we are limited. Mans maybe.....???? Would really like to buy 1/2 of a beautiful 300 to 400K boat and leave it in Fla for a while ( or even 1/2 of a 140K to 200K boat for that matter ) We live in Southern California and have boated our entire life. Our six year old daughter says she wants a sportsfisher.....and a big one at that.....so she can fish and eat them! I say OK!!!!! My wife thankfully loves boating thanks to me introducing her to the lifestyle in a good and pleasant way. Looked at a 2000 Cabo xpress with new C7s but the seller is hard at 189K. Not a bad deal but for that amount, we can buy a 55 hat with 1271s and great accomodations which will make the little one happy. She really knows the difference from a Viking and a Hatteras.....at 6! I know.....buy the newest thing you can afford.....but when your wife hates expresses and your daughter wants a big sportsfisher like her daddy does, and you cant spend 300 ( or even 250 for that matter as it is a cash thing...unless we find a seller willing to carry a small note for a short period while the boat is still in Fla.) Anyway, anyone out there know of an exceptional boat ( Hat, Viking, Bertram, Cabo,....43ft to 55ft, teak or cherry interior ( no ash or oak ) that will not cost us a fortune to own or use. Merrit has an old Hat 53 that looks incredible but I,m sure in person it would feel like an old boat and it has been for sale forever. If there is someone with a beautiful/mint 54/55 Hat or 54 Bertram that loves their boat but doesnt use it enough and would entertain a 1/2 partner from the West Coast ( Cal) that cares about his boats almost as much as his daughter, let me know. Looking at some 55 hats that look nice w low hour 1271s that we could own outright but as we will only be able to come out once in a while to use, 1/2 of one of these would be perfect too. Just want to find a truly truly exceptional boat. Thanks!