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Re: US Boats v UK Boats
There are several US builders that might be worth suggesting besides those already mentioned, though many have gone out of business, leaving some well-built boats behind. Pearson is one example. Tartan - still in business last I heard - might compare to Moody, along with Sabre. Bristol Yachts boast nicer joinery than those two, but they have stopped building. Practical Sailor once suggested that a J/35 might be one of the few production boats that they'd consider taking Transatlantic, so check out J/Boats. Their larger designs are more comfortable for cruising, but are also pricier. Like J/Boats, but on the west coast, Express Yachts focused more on racing designs, but put their boats together well too. You might come across some S2's too, though they tend to be smaller boats. Lots of builders. Have fun.