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There are plenty of new boats... but you're generally not going to see them in smaller marinas. Many of the boat companies are focussed on making and selling larger boats, since the profit margins is larger on the larger boats. One of the big reasons you see so many older boats is that boats are pretty long-lived. This was one of the major factors that helped put a lot of the smaller boat builders out of business--since they couldn't compete against the market created by their older, used boats.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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