I think there might be some social issue in this size business. It seems Americans tend to go for a larger boat and Europeans are happier with a smaller boat.
On the face of it this could be the usual argument of Yanks and their big cars, big fridges etc, but I think it may be deeper than that. Americans live in a country with huge wide open space in a lot of the country. Europeans are used to listening to the neighbours taking a pee next door. Americans seem to NEED that mental/visual space more than we do.
I'm currently living in a huge house and there are only two of us. I have a fridge bigger than the house I used to live in back in England
. I have aride on mower for the lawn it's so damn big.
There are benefits to both views I guess and though I miss so much about England
, I know we've all benefited from the American mentality of making life easier with some awesome design. If it wont fit they'll make the damn thing bigger so it does.
The good news of course, is that as an Englishman, I can pick up a 30 foot boat for a fraction of the price
it would be in Europe
. Plus, a 30 foot boat to me is huge compared to what I used to own back home.
A Brit mentality of size doesn't matter, paired with an American ability to cram some good gear
into that space makes for some cool boats for us poor gits.
Got no clue where the Aussies fit into this. I guess there requirement is based on Fosters carryability.
Sorry just ramblin' and lookin' at a cheoy lee