Originally Posted by PCP
I would say that we have 4 different categories regarding price and quality.
1- Completely custom boats like Camper and Nicolson or Alden yachts.
2- Low production semi-custom boats like Najad, Malo, Morris, Cabo Rico or Contest.
3- High quality production boats like Tartan, Sabre, Dehler, wauquiez, x-yachts, J-boats.
4- Big production sail boats . Boats that are made in large numbers to a price, like Bavaria, Hanse, Dufour,Hunter, Catalina, Harmony or Beneteau.
Don't agree with some your choices....
J-boats - anyone who mounts winches through balsa core could not be considered high quality.
Tartan - More marketing than quality. Have you followed any of the law suits and horror story threads on this forum (the best of which were deleted a couple of years ago).
Island Packet - Anyone who uses concrete and scrap metal for ballast (including old re-bar and what looked like the damper plate from my 1967 Chevy Nova) should not be considered high quality.