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Old 09-10-2008
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So, here's my question - What makes these boats so expensive? I have a 24' Quickstep that has a big cockpit, and is a decent looking boat. It has a lot of teak which makes it look pretty and a canoe stern. It's well made and was reasonably priced when new. I'd like to have the same thing, just a little bigger. What I find are the Alerion express 33 which is beautiful, but $250k plus sails (and that price doesn't include the teak decks); the Morris 36 which is equally beautiful at $260k, the Sabre Spirit, somewhat less attractive than the other two at $275k. I can see some uptick to mould the traditional shapes, but at the end of the day, it's just fiberglass. What am I missing? I hope I didn't come off the wrong way. I am truly curious as to what contributes to these costs.
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