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Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers
I have done some racing on J120s, and they certainly are sweet sailing boats! They don't quite pass muster with the wife because she is set on having a large aft berth, and they are a bit over priced.
Speaking of over priced, I just looked on Yachtworld, and there is a 2008 J122 listed for $349,000! That is ridiculous! If I was spending that kind of money I wouldn't be looking at a used J Boat!
Things are what they are and J boats are top boats, have a very good interior (at least the J 122 that is made in France, I don't know the quality of the American made boats) and its price is similar to boats like X-yachts, Luffe, Grand Soleil or Comet, IT yachts. The price is not ridiculous, it is what cost to make a boat with that quality the way it is done, building techniques and materials.
For having a less expensive boat you have to compromise more and make it in bigger numbers, like the First, Elan, Dufour, Salona and now Dehler. Anyway a top version of any of those boats will cost almost the price of the J 122. The difference is that the J122 is already a top boat in standard version.
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