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1-5 years 46 4.03%
6-10 years 35 3.07%
11-15 years 41 3.59%
16-20 years 77 6.75%
More than 20 years 765 67.05%
More than 30 years 173 15.16%
Too old to tell.... 4 0.35%
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Pearson 30, 38 yrs.
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38 yrs.
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Our culture/economy/marketing makes people think they need to buy new and new is better. Look at a new production boat (6 figures) and totally lacking the style and grace found in an older boat. Then look at what you can get in an older boat (for <20% of the cost) there is a good chance you will end up with a better boat, especially when you figure in everything you can do with the money you save.

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I absolutely agree. The new boats too often look like a stick of butter left out in the sun too long as well as being designed as floating condos, IMHO. The P-30 I just bought has very pleasing lines, good accomodations, sails very well I understand and has a lot of equipment and I paid a small fraction of what a new one would have cost. Good old boat.
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In the process of selling my 1979 C&C 24 and buying a 1963 Cal 30.

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Currently, Building (46' x 84') Shop Bld. for Boats & Shop Equip. & Moving from Penna. Shop to FL.

42 Years Old, 1st ~ 1970 Islander 37 MS, refitting for sailing this Dec. (2013).

41 Years Old, 2nd ~ 1971 Tradewind 32, major project.. ref. interior, guessing start date of 2014.

23 Years Old, 3rd ~ 1990 Four Wynns 23, like new, 345 hr's., 370 HP, 4 Sale, bring from PA to FL.

I'm 65 YO & Son (Avery III) is 18 = 83

Our Two Sailboats are 42 & 41 = 83 < Just a irreverent statistic.

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Pearson Wanderer - 46-47 years
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Re: What is the age of your boat?

Watkins 27 built on the cusp of '80/'81, as it has attributes from both years. So that would be 33 years old; but not all that much of it was in use.

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My boat is only 40 years old but the design is much older....it was a classic design when it was designed in 1936. She is in rough cosmetic shape now but still gets ooohs and ahhhs.
Under sail, she pisses off the people that criticize the design as being obsolete, antiquated, out dated and inefficient......as she leaves them in her wake.
I can't help feeling smug looking at the frustrated faces on the plastic boats behind me.
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