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I am moe familiar with the DB2''s but these are IOR era race boats. They were quite fast in their day, winning the SORC in class and over (I think)on occasion. They were built to be racers first and enything else second. As a result they are not exactly robust and depended on some fragile technologies such as the metal interior framing system.
I am a big fan of fractional rigs, but at least in the case of the DB2 these rigs took some real skill to sail well. $20-25K is a good price for one in clean shape. Its not so good for one that needs a lot of work. Southern Cal. used to be loaded with old IOR era one tonners (37''-39'')that sold in that general price range.