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high quality yacht brands?

I know that this is very subjective, and most of us love our own boats, but I was wondering what brands of cruising boats do you consider very high quality overall? Aside from Swans and Hinckleys, what are in the upper eschelon (sp?) of boat brands? (not asking about custom built or superyachts)
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Cabo Rico, Island Packet, Morris, gozzard, Halberg-Rassy, Najad, Sweden yachts, Malo, Regina af Vindo and a lot more.
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Ah, thanks. I just didnt know. Oh, and I forgot Trintella.
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Yes you can join Trintella, Breehorn ,bowman, Fantasi, Faurby, Finngulf, Hans Christian, Maxi, Moody, Ionic, Nauticat, Nordship, Shannon, Oyster and a lot more.

If you already know, why do you ask? That''s not nice Dr Mattito. What do you want?.
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high quality yacht brands?

In addition to above, I would include: Little Harbor, Alden, Pacific Seacraft, Shannon, Able, Camper & Nicholsons . . . Siltala/Nauticat (mine ;-)
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Sorry for the redundancy PCP . . . similtaneous posts.
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What about Hunter Catalina and Beneteau?
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X-yachts, ETAP, Wauquiez, Seaquest, J-boats, Saber, etc...

Oh and Denr, you forgot Bavaria!
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Opps, almost forgot...

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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.
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