Originally Posted by SloopJonB
As to the new boats being soulless - absolutely right. My experience (limited) with current new boats (this millennium) is that they pretty much stay that way as well.
Not sure what does soul-less mean in the new boat? If someone buy a new 2013 HR or Jeanneau which is soul-less and wait for another 30 years, would you think these two boats will have soul by then. If no one buys new boats, how could anyone will have old boats to buy.
It is ok if someone prefers to buy an old boat because it is better value and may be one is not financially ready to pay for a new boat. But don't come around to accuse the new boat owner his boat has no soul. A man's boat is like his woman. You don't tell him that his wife is ugly.
I am just sayin'