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Old 01-08-2008, 06:08   #31
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Hi. After the Pacific Seacraft problems does anyone know what happened to the Saga Yacht moulds and where Allan Poole is now? Last I heard he was sailing in the Caribbean. Not too bad for someone who ruins a business!!
A friend with a connection told me that the Saga molds have been scattered to different locations. Sounds like the "end of the line" for the Saga designs.

There have been unconfirmed Alan Poole sightings in Trinidad.
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Washington, NC?

Have you guys set up a facility? I'd like to come by and take a tour.
I believe they now have a facility up and running in Washington, NC. Last I heard they even had a brand new 31 footer waiting to be sold. I'd give them a call and see if they would be up for it. I found the phone number under "contact us" at Pacific Seacraft but I wasn't sure they would appreciate it posted here.

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Thanks for the info. Sad that the Saga moulds have been scattered as you say. They were a good cruising design. Even the old owner's website seems affected as I tried their link it appeared down so I guess they have given up also. Interesting how the old CEO of Pacific Seacraft can manage to cruise around the Caribbean seemingly without a care in the world after his company goes bust. I think he is in a Saga 36 called "Seabiscuit", after the film. Wonder what he lives off!

Did look at the new Pacific Seacraft 31 footer, which has no similarities to any Saga. Looked nice but probably bit small for my needs.
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The tooling for the SAGA 35, 409 and 48 along with the name, brand and all of the intellectual property were purchased from Mr. Poole two days after the Seacraft auction last fall. Negotiations for the tooling and the right to build the venerable SAGA 43 which had been held privately were completed early this month. The SAGA name, brand and tooling are intact and will return to market.
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Bay Boy,

Thanks for posting that information. There are some folks here interested in the fate of the Saga design, so any additional information that you could add in the future would be welcomed.

And, welcome to you, too. Glad to have you here on the Forum!
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Thanks also for the information. The Saga were a nice build of yacht and have a big following so it would be unfortunate if they were to become extinct. Have you any idea where the 43 is likely to be built. In the US or Canada?
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Ocean Navigator has a full page ad for PS. Looks like they will have one of their new boats at one of the upcoming east coast shows.

Good to see them back, and in the states, in one form or another.
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There is a Pacific Seacraft seminar in Washington NC in October after the boat show and just before the Southbound Cruisers Reunion in New Bern.
http://www.pacificseacraft.com/html/...Symposium.html

Glad to hear about th Saga's ....great boats to keep alive! Keep the news coming!
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Great to see all the Flicka interest out there!

The Flicka molds and tooling are definitely headed to Washington NC. New owner of the company is interested to hear what Pacific Seacraft people want.
Why don't you guys (the Flicka crowd is very enthusiastic) post some ideas on how you would like to see the Flickas built: outboard (less money) or inboard,
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separate head (more money) or not
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Sloop - Cutter sails are too small to be anything more than pretty on a boat this size.
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what price do you think is fair for a new one etc. If one could be done for 90k base are there some interested new flicka buyers out there?
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sailawayShould we just build one or two new ones for grins, even if we couldn't sell them at say 110k sailaway?
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