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Re: Oyster is closing its doors
Best I can tell, any fiberglass boat that rams an iceberg and stays afloat long enough for rescue, has done a damn good job. I'll take one of those! There's a pretty famous steel boat that couldn't......
I don't think the 2010 article posted has anything to do with Oyster's demise, nor rebuts their expedition seaworthiness. The more recent 80 footer that lost her keel might be. It seems it was a manufacturing flaw. Could be they lost their product liability insurance coverage, or it became so expensive, building the boats wasn't profitable.
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