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The Cape Dory boats are all full keel boats. They are also a production boat - I don't think many owner changes were made except to trim and options. The Alberg 30, 35, and 37, Westsail 32, Pearson Triton, Southern Cross 31, Acapulco 40, Allied Luders 33 and 36, Baba 30 and 35, Tayana 35, Many of the earlier Bristols, some Cheoy Lee boats, some of the Cabo Rico's, Hans Christian, Lord Nelson 35 and 41, some Pacific Seacraft boats, were full keel boats.
The Spencer 35 Hal Roth sailed as well as the Spencer 42 and 44 were full keel boats.
All of the above were what I would call production boats.
There are not many full keel boats being produced today - Cape George boats are and are semi custom. Robinhood 36 and 40 were semi custom full keel boats that were fairly recent - not sure if they are around now, and the Bristol Channel Cutter is full keel - very close to the Pardey's boat, but semi-custom.
Hunter, Catalina, and Beneteau never produced a full keel boat.
A production boat to my mind is one where all boats are the same with the exception of gear options and possibly a few layout options.
A boat like a Morris is the same hull, deck, and rig but the buyer can choose most everything else. I would call that semi-custom.
Custom denotes a one of a kind.
As far as numbers produced to be called production, I don't think boatbuilding is quite as structured as the car business so I don't think there is a set number.
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