Pacific Seacraft & Saga
Thanks for your replies: Rick, your experience certainly does mirror mine, and Long Waterline, if I had had your advice before I signed the contract and forked over lots of cash I would have put it to good use.
Ironically, after I had pretty much paid for the boat entirely, a friend referred me to a thread on this website (see the Buying a Boat forum, and go to the SAGA YACHTS thread, then read post #11 by Reg Bates dated 12-12-2004). In hindsight, it is interesting to see this post (and the spirited defense of Saga that follows it). Reg's assessment of the situation seems spot on. I hope this doesn't presage for PSC what has happened to so many other builders: Saga, CS, Hinterhoeler...