Traditional types like Gozzard, Shannon, Cabo Rico
, etc. can still be bought new but the prices have gone beyond reason. For less than half the price
a similar sized Catalina
, etc., can be had due to their much lower production costs.
The housing crash has also affected the marine
market causing the traditional types to depreciate drastically, like an automobile. Prior to the slump the resale price
used to match purchase
price years earlier.
If you want a high-end boat buy one several years old, send it to the home factory (if still in business) for refurbishing and you end up with a virtually new boat, save for systems' replacement as needed.