I have had a 1996 Compac 25 for about 7 years now. It is fully equipped with AC, new Doyle sails, 12 hp Westerbeke, Edson wheel steering, etc. I have sailed on Lake Erie with her the past 5 years and she is a delight - never fails to draw attention when I come into a marina.
She's not the fastest 25 footer you'll see but I'm comfortable in 20 knots and will put in a reef at 20+ to keep going. She's fat, stable and built like a tank. But what I like most is that she looks so damned "nautical" - like she has stories to tell.