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Re: Interesting Sailboats
The X-Yachts XC series are logically optimal in many respects but seem to lack the emotional "X" factor one looks for in a yacht (no pun intended) and X-Yachts don't have the long-term value retention characteristics of HR despite being a similar price.
The new Allures & Ovni Evo's look interesting and well priced.
And so back to the distractions of the used market - never has there been so much choice at wide discounts to the new market, and for yachts over 13 metres the "new build" replacement cost is accelerating rapidly.
For example I recently looked at a 1990 47 footer - beautiful med displ cruiser from a top semi custom yard, 15 hulls launched, timeless design - cost new : EUR300k equiv. (a lot of money in 1990); asking EUR225k 18 mths ago; "asking" EUR150k since mid 2012 and little interest - very sound, original & well maintained but needs EUR100k (max) of updates. Replacement cost EUR1m !
These are all high quality problems of course