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Old 05-16-2013
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Re: Where are the younger people?

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Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post
Based on my observations, every since the '70s, sailing has been a dying sport/activity. Many of us who own boats are older, and grew up during the heyday of sailing. Sailing does not have great appeal among most younger folks, for the reasons Bubblehead articulated. Given the demographics, we can expect a significant decrease in the sport/activity toward mid-century, when we die.
Agreed... Hell, even among the demographic that can afford to purchase today's highest-quality production sailing yachts, the interest in sailing is declining, and morphing over to power boats...

Here's the latest sad sign of the times:

Sabre Yachts has ceased production of sailboats...

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At the current time, Sabre Yachts is not building any of it’s sailing models.

While demand for sailboats has remained weak throughout the market, and is still well below recession levels, the demand for our power boats has never been stronger.

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Last edited by JonEisberg; 05-16-2013 at 08:39 AM.
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