Join Date: Jul 2002
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Mike, I have heard two reports of the joiner work being spotty altho'' I''m not sure it was structural. A friend is currently considering the purchase of a Hanse 37 and one of his main reservations is the very small tankage (even with some add''l capacity ordered as an option). They are unlikely to use the boat for more than local sailing, yet his reservations were fairly firm.
If you like the Hanse, you might look at the Elan - another E European builder located in Slovenia, which is due to join the EU one month from today. They are beginning to appear more commonly here in the UK but I don''t know if they have a U.S. distributor, yet.