"he" is a boat yard with over 400 people working there; according to their information.
You know Jon, with this recent "doubting Thomas" reply of yours to a relatively friendly posting of a boat yard advertising attractive rates, you have again presented the sort of "attitude" which inspired me to clearly tell you to get lost in the prior thread we "conversed" on.
With comments like: "Hope you're not seriously considering this... (grin)" in one fell swoop, you not only denigrate the boat yard, but you also denigrate the person who is talking about it.
This attitude does not work well with people. Perhaps you should consider changing it to a more socially acceptable one. Or not, your choice.
But, I just thought you might be enlightened by this review, considering the freshness of your vile posting.
Try reading your post, as though you were the recipient, and then you might be able to "feel" your attitude and how it presents to people. Or not, your choice.
My apologies for the flip response, just sounded a bit too good to be true, to me... And, having more than a passing familiarity with some of the methods/practices of the Far Eastern boatbuilding industry in its infancy, I can only imagine what some of the goings-on might be in a place like the present day Ukraine...
OK, so I fired up the Google Machine, and one of the first things I came across was this thread over on Cruisers Forum... Some interesting
reading, to say the least...
Sorry, but I don't know any other way to put it: People are free to believe what they want to believe, of course... But, after reading this thread
, I hope you're not still seriously considering this...
Ukraine Boat Builders Inquiry - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
But, hey - if you have no problem sending him a non-refundable deposit of $5K simply in order to obtain a list of detailed specifications (such as type of engine(s), and so on), I say Go For It! (grin)