Tanzer sailboats - lots going for them:
1 - they have a VERY passionate and helpful user's group - ask a question, get five answers in five minutes.
2 - they are built like a tank - stories of at least two coming off a trailer on the highway due to owner stupidity, very little damage to the boat
3 - solid hull - no fill, no balsa, I had to borrow a special drill to cut a hole for a depth meter in my Tanzer 28
4 - the Tanzer association still owns the moulds, so, things like anchor locker covers are still available
5 - lots of club racing if that appeals to you
6 - boats were built in Canada, Washington State and at least one plant "south" (NC or SC - I am not sure)
7 - at least two have sailed acrros the "pond" to Europe (not my cup of tea - but, whatever)
With all the caveats (have a survey, sail her, etc etc) I would not hesitate.
We owned a Tanzer 22 for five years, a Tanzer 28 for nine years and now a bigger boat.
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