I do not have a Precision yeat but have done a ton of research on them as I hope to purchased one in the near future. I can't find a bad review. The performance of the boat is top notch as well as the quality of build. These 2 models are very fast boats and will require some skill as a sailor. But have read reviews of these boats going to the bahamas and such. You could make a coastal cruiser out of this boat but you are limited to the capacitys of water and fuel. But a well planned trip with frequent stops 2 to 3 days apart could easily be done. In comparison to a Catalina of similar size you'll pay much more, but the resale value of these boats are great if you can find one. If you can afford a new one, i think this is one boat you could buy new and come out on. You can contact me if you have any more questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope this helped you.