On the subject of this thread:
Yachts and their systems are subject to failure. Yachties are always maintaining against failure of some piece of gear
or another. It seems to me that a good cruising yacht is one that the operators can maintain. That is a question of both skill and funds. Our little Averisera
meets or exceeds our requirements there, making her a perfect boat. For us!
A fellow I know and trust is a new boat dealer. He has sold six new mid-30s boats this spring. The buyers want dealer support, warranties, advanced sailing instruction, etc. Make sense. Now is a great time to buy a boat.
Two owners have just contacted me about deliveries of new-to-them brokerage boats. Both boats are priced north of 100k. I gather that now is a great time to buy a boat.
Nice to know.