Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orange County, CA
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Boat Builder Reputations (who makes good boats?)
I am looking for a used sailboat of <26'. The ones I see most often are: Cal, Capri, Catalina, Hunter, MacGregor, and O'Day. Of course, there are very many others.
I imagine sailboat builders have earned a reputation over time - just as car makers have.
Which boat builders (not limited to those above) have the best reputation for building good quality boats at a reasonable price? (Like a Toyota, not a Yugo.) Are there any builders that are known for low cost, low quality boats? (Hopefully, there are no high cost, low quality boats!)
I will day-sail the boat in coastal waters off southern California. (Cabin need not be large.) It will be dry stored on a trailer and ramp launched/recovered each time. So far, I have had one good suggestion - a MacGregor 26D/S.
Which builders are the best for the price?
Last edited by rlltrash; 09-27-2012 at 12:04 AM.