Thanks John for the review, liking the photos and now it's got me browsing the classifieds.
Falcon - I think the main issue with boat building, is that you need to sell a lot of boats to get scale on the production of each boat, from materials through to marketing.
This means going global, as a boat is not an impulse purchase.
Even in the motoring world where millions of cars are sold each year you can get it badly wrong. Take Ford, a few years back they lost £1000 on each car sold.
Then there is the issue of how often people change. My boat is 12/13 years old, I can afford to change it but won't as there is nothing wrong with it and I might only use it 20-30 times a year.
Ultimately boating be it sail or power is a niche market, and thus costs will remain high for the product.
So for that reason I won't be investing and I'm out. :0)
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