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It remains a beautiful boat! Ive heard in the past the company was in trouble. they moved from Canada to Seattle I believe but I heard that even after that they were in trouble. This was a few years ago now. Very glad to see they're still around and producing.

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It was not my intention to cross any lines in terms of board etiquette, and I apologize if I have. I wanted to share the launch photo, because it was the first time we've done that (and will most likely be the only time), and I thought it made for a pretty unusual photograph. The additional photos were requested in a thread in the Saga section, and I posted them here because there's little traffic in that subgroup. I appreciate the compliments on the boat.

As for Saga, as far as I know, they are not currently in production, although they are still maintaining a website. In Concert was one of the last boats built for Saga by Pacific Seacraft in California before PSC was sold and relocated. She is a 2007 model and has been in a bit of a state of flux until now. I do like Saga's boats and hope the company can find its footing.

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I once seriously looked at a Saga 43. I considered it until I saw the inside. That particular one didn't appeal.
Sad to see so many good boat producers disappear. I ended up buying a Shearwater 39. Same thing - fantastic boat but not in production. The company in South Africa that built them couldn't convert Cruising World "boat of the year" into success. I waited a long time for one to come on the market and then had to pay just about the asking price. Guess that's the same with other quality boats.
Too bad the mass produced boats seem to be the only ones that can hang around. Guess cutting costs is the only way to be successful. Not very reassuring when it's two miles to the bottom.

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I love that boat. Please photograph the sleeping quarters.

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What are the saloon 'skylights' made of? Are they strong enuf to stand on? And is there any way to cover them for darkness on passage -- or so you don't bake like a freaking potato in the tropical sun?

It's a very pretty boat & seems smartly laid out. I saw it & thought, "That looks like a Bob Perry interior." Tony Castro, as it turns out , but Perry did earlier Sagas & the bloodline reflects it. Interesting there is no permanent saloon table on a 40 footer. I prefer the fold-down; it just seems like most boats that length rather fancy a big settee/table combination.

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SecondWind- I own hull #11 "Quiet Ride" located in San Diego. I took possesion of her right before things blew up at PSC at the end of 2006. I had to learn everything about the boat on my own (which in some ways could be considered the better process since I feel I know her more thoroughly- although I had to learn a few lessons, at least they were gentle lessons!). There are a few minor quirks that I would be happy to pass on as you commission and outfit the boat. There are two more 409's in the area, and we have had similar issues arise. The biggest issues related to rigging dimensions and specifications, though it looks like you are past the point of changing that.

With that said, the 409 is a solid, fast, comfortable boat, with a light-filled salon that is great.
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Please photograph the sleeping quarters.
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Installs in the saloon are pretty much wrapped up, including snap-on shades. These are a mesh that allow you to see out while blocking some light.


bob, the materials list the windows as acrylic and they seem substantial.

ozarch, glad to hear you're enjoying your 409; it has been a learning process on this one, too.

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