That's not always the case regarding maintenance a good sound older boat is generally built tougher so less bigger things to go wrong.. Of course depending on which boat you choose.
Originally Posted by seastar777
We have, moored next to us, a few 'plastic fantasic' boats and they are forever having larger jobs done to them. Where as our 30 year old Najad 343 its more cosmetic 'fun' jobs..(even though WE own one I would advise away from buying a boat with teak decks!)
Motor maintenance is likely to be similar.
I would probably say the Moody range (especially 35 & 376) as djbreeze has suggested is a good range to look at... quite modern, yet sturdy.
To have a boat is not to have problems, but to find solutions..