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The Affordable Perfect large Day Sailor--Why has it not been built?

Here is my dream. To be able to purchase a 36 foot day sailor with a hull and cabin layout similar to the Sabre Spirit , but with out the fancy refinements, for no more than US $150,000 (sail away price) new. Why has this not been built?

I know a lot of sailors (inlcuding myself) that sail or would sail with a boat designed for a use like the Sabre Spirit, unfortunatley the can't afford it and the new production boat manufacturer (i.e., Catalina, Jeaneau etc) have not produced this type of product.

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I am sure there are plenty of used late model $150,000 36 ft. boats you could easily convert to a day-sailor. Maybe Sabre is marketing to those folks who want those refinements. Although, I do not think they have sold many(especially lately)

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I am sure there are plenty of used late model $150,000 36 ft. boats you could easily convert to a day-sailor. Maybe Sabre is marketing to those folks who want those refinements. Although, I do not think they have sold many(especially lately)

With the right hull form?

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With the right hull form?
What do you mean by "right hull form"?

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Have you looked at the e33 and alerion express 33? They are not 36' but they are purpose built daysailers. I am not sure on the pricing (probably too high new), but used ones may fall into your range.

Then again, you can buy a used 30-40' cruising boat and strip out all of the refinements and use it as a daysailer for much less than your budgetary number.

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The Affordable Perfect large Day Sailor

I think the question is one of those where the answer is "you can only have two of the three at any one time".

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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What hull form would you like to have?

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I'm not so sure the demand is as speculated. One can day sail the newer deck salon coastal cruising models from various manufacturers without limit. A true day sailer is limited if you decide to coastal cruise.


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I'm guessing the answer is: no market
Look at Searay's market vs. Catalina's. The Catalina's built for the masses and still get trounced by Searay. Reduce the market even further with a narrow niche no frills 36 foot daysailer, and you've pretty well maneuvered your way out of making any sales.
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