Skull & Bones
May 4, 2007, 11:44 AM
Post #43 of 43
"My son is a young professional with a family and a huge mortgage. Recently we went to the Newport RI Boat show. Only two major manufacturers make smaller boats for young marrieds that are even remotely within the price range of such a financially strapped family (Catalina, Hunter).The manufacturer of my boat (Beneteau) used to make many small models but now only makes ever larger boats that are used less and less."
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This is the problem. The industry is so focused on building bigger boats that the common guy is priced out of the game at the most critical time......still young. build some more designs like the Melges 24, ect, price them so you can get into the sport, and you would see more interest. If not, it's turning toward fishing and golfing.