Originally Posted by rolandgilbert99
Well, you have your opinion and I have mine. It is hard for people sometimes to admit that what used to be is not anymore. There are still millions of Mercedes and Volvos sold on the premises of what they used to be for robustness and security
. Guess what, they are less robust nowadays than most Japanese cars. People have still in mind that American cars are poor quality, when actually it is not true for some builders and models, I personally kept a US built car for close to 300,000 kms on cold and snowy Canadian roads for over 10 years with minimal repairs
This could be argued for ever. Yes Beneteaus are sailing around the world, and so are most of the boats manufactured in the US as well. But the difference is travelling trouble free or with an open tool box. And my personal experience and the one of many of my friends with these boats has made up my opinion on these brands.
Thank you anyways for bringing up your opinion to me and the rest of the members, every opinion is worth being exposed here and regardless of what these boats are worth for us, the value in OZ is what interested the OP.
None of your opinion are backed by the facts. I wasnt running down US sailing boats. Merely that the us makes sailing boats for a very specific predominantly domestic niche market. Hence of the OP wants a good resellable brand then it's likely
to be a European production boat.
Believe you il take a good quality European car over a jap anyway. The japs produce the most yawn inducing stuff at the moment. Give me an Audi Quattro any day. ( preferably with the 2.5l turbo diesel
. ) funnily the Europeans especially the Germans sell a lot of cars in the US yet the US sells virtually nothing ( as in US models) in Europe
. similar with sail