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Re: Buying older boat with company out of business
Let's see, C&C has been in existance as has Tartan for some 30-40 yrs, believe it or not, they have ea had 2 if not 3 or 4 owners, ea time it has been sold, the old versions are now out of warranty.
Jeanneau, currently last I check, the litterally largest boat builder as far as unit numbers in the world, my 85 is not considered one they will warranty or have parts for. As there was the original owner from 58 to late 70's, then bangar punta which filed bk in the mid t o late 80's sending jeanneau, cal, ranger, o'day among others to the grave yard. But being as jeanneau is french, the government found a buyer to take over, then 10 or so years later, Group Beneteau took over. GP is like a GM in France. Amazing what they build per say.
As said, even if you have a builder you would think still makes your boat per say, finding parts from them may not work. Even my deck hardware company is around in France, but the deck hardware sizing has changed thru out the world since 85, so the parts are not findable. So Harken has been the replacements! Not amiot! Rigging is similar, but being as much is metric.....oh well.....life goes on!
I would not worry about as you have figured out.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!