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TMI - (Texas Marine International sailboat)

Hi, new to the forum and starting the search for something used in the 30-34 range. One boat I have never heard of has caught my eye. It's a 1981, 30' TMI (Texas Marine International).
I googled it and found out very little info on the boat. Apparently, very few were ever built.
Anyone here know anything about it? Looking for the good, bad and ugly.
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Right around 1981, when Chrysler was being bailed out by the Feds, Chrysler was forced to sell their marine businesses, and sold their sailboat business to TMI. However, I'm not aware that Chrysler made anything bigger than 26 feet.

I know I'm not being much help, but there was a Chrysler - TMI connection and some searches on that angle there may turn up more info.
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That's pretty much all I could find on the boat as well. I was hoping someone had either owned one or knew someone who did.
Anyway, I went to see it and it is a 30'. It was a decent boat but not what I'm looking for.

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The TMI 30 and the Ticon 30 are the same boat. Here is the link to the members association Ticon Sailboat Home Page, Ticon 30, Ticon 27, Ticon 34, Chrysler 30, TMI 30, Sailboats, T-30, Sail Nautical

I looked at one a few years ago and really liked it. Very beamy boat, nice interior. Some V-berths are equiped with seperate bunks which I didn't like. My buddy has one and loves it. The prices on these are on the high side here in Canada, $35K-45K, but much lower in Michigan. Let me know if you need more info.
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Re: TMI - (Texas Marine International sailboat)

I have to respond here, even if three years late.
I was searching the internet and found this blog... I was trying to buy a 22'Chrysler in 1980. Could not find a contact, yes, Chrysler was havong problems. I (don't know how) but found that Texas Republic Bank was handling the disposition of the assets of TMI in Plano, TX. The person I was able to contact told me that for me to buy one,I had to be at the plant the next weekend or all the boats would be sold at auction to the past distributors in two weeks.
I had the opportunity to look at many boats in various levels of completion. I fell in love with the TMI 22, the 26 looked similar and the 30 had a center section added to the 26 to make it longer. I bought a 22, complete with all rigging, cushions, just everything including a trailer. I had this gunkholer from September 1981 until around 2000. I sailed this girl all over the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida coasts. Many lakes in these areas also. I experience heavy storms and seas in Mississippi sound, she did just fine. If I could find a new one and at my age, I would sail one again.
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