New Hunter & Elan Designs
I agree with the posts above that C&C is a respectable high quality boat. What I have heard from new owners at my marina is that the company, Fairport Yachts just can''t manage to get its act together. Problems with the factory translates into incredible problems with commissioning and factory service after the sale. I don''t want to put up with what these guys did nor should I have to for a price boat such as a C&C.
Include me in as also really being impressed with the new Hunter line!
After my inspection of the Elan 40 at Annapolis, I prefer it to the C&C 121 and have decided to go in that direction. Not only is the fit and finish nicer, but the price point is very attractive for what appears to be a very fine high quality performance cruiser.
I have researched the manufacturing specs (www.elan-marine.com) and spoken with factory representatives. I have a very high confidence level that this boat over the next 5- 10 years, will take away market share from the USA "C&C type" of boat builders here in the USA as Jeff suggested.