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Regarding the 1/4 million dollar price tag of 35 FT. Cruising boats, there are two sources to blame. The Manufacturers lied to people for years, because they could pop out molds like iceceam Cones.
" fiberglass boats will survive forever, bacause their materials are inert. We listened to these lies, and we are all paying for it today. With the current cost of oil and all plastics, There is nothing to replace a well designed and executed "STEEL HULL." It will never "rust out" with todays "coatings, and like you, if you were to hit a mostly submerged ship container at 0200 hrs. which boat woud you prefer to be in. Fibreglas boats are a marvel,but whether they are built by Ta Shing, or the other experts, I will take my chances anyday on a well designed and built Steel Yacht