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