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post #4 of Old 12-23-2003
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Toyota Sailboats??

I will take a slightly different position here. I think that the Beneteau First series would be precisely the equivilent of Toyotas. These boats are produced using world class designers and engineers, working in concert with the latest and most advanced production techniques and materials. They have chosen to stick with tried and true construction methods (non-cored hulls with closely spaced framing)rather than to experiment with riskier and less reliable construction approaches. Sub-systems are sublet to small shops where posible and where it does not hurt the quality of the boat, while more complex sub-components are produced by known quantity shops. In the end they result in very high quality boats at a very reasonable (but not the cheapest) price. That sounds like a Toyota or a Beneteau First series to me.

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