Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Yeocomico River, VA
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Re: Boat Builder Reputations (who makes good boats?)
You will probably find that many of the highest quality builders priced themselves out of the shorter end of the market. This is especially true of Sabre. The very good news is that these builders made great smaller boats in the 1980's and early 90's. I had a 1982 Sabre 28 and it was an excellent boat. A Cal is also great in that size.
A Catalina 22 or 25 is an excellent choice in your size range. I have many fond memories of my dad's 22, 27, and 30. I worked for 2 dealers and can attest to their quality.
On the newer end of the market, there are some awesome sport boats out there - Melges 20 and more. If you want to go fast and don't care about creature comforts, this is a great choice.
Sabre 38 "Victoria"