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Originally Posted by funjohnson
Quiz answer? Guessing an XC 45 or 50, but the port lights don't seem to be right. The styling on the bulkhead (padded white squares) is their design right?
Nice of you to have tried. Most did no want to risk a guess
. No, it it is quite the opposite. The Xc yachts are very expensive top of the range boats this one is a basic cheap boat:
I guess that pillows and jar on the saloon would give a good hint but it seems that nobody noticed:
This is a CHINESE yacht. Till know they have been made smaller ones but know here they are, making big ones. This is a Farnova 48 and they have also a 52ft.
But they are not the only ones there are even more interesting boats like the Hansheng Sealiner 46:
Bad quality you say? Well, they are the ones that make Passport and Outbound yachts
Who are these guys:
Founded in 1984 as Xiamen Fiberglass Boat Yard, Xiamen Hansheng Yacht Building Co.,Ltd. ... With more than 600 employees, 20 percent of whom are engineers and technicians, the factory has its main site covering an area of 40,000 square meters....
Yacht Building Department
We specialize in the manufacture of offshore sailing cruisers, motor yachts, racing boats. We are building completed yachts for Stevens Custom Yachts, Passport Yachts and Outbound Yachts. ..
Due to the high percentage of engineers and technicians, we are able to handle the complex systems of propulsion, plumbing and electrical associated with luxury yachts. ..
"Honesty, Creativity and Fine Workmanship" are our ideals. Our aim is to deliver the best and continue to improve, in line with international practice and to keep in step with the competition worldwide. We are sincerely looking for dealers and agencies all over the world.
So watch out if you buy an "American" top bluewater boat you are probably buying a Chinese boat and I do not mean only Outbound and Passport. For now the European Industry and in a lesser extent the American one is resisting but this guys are rely a menace and I would not be surprised if in 10 years we would have European brands building in China.
Last edited by PCP; 02-06-2013 at 08:18 AM.