Whoa - I was actually trying to be reasonably nice - if you think you can do it - then do it, I think I remarked early on that it was possible, but not as clear cut as some think. I think I said it was particularly possible if you could deliver the boat your self, I dont think I said it wasnt achievable just that you needed to think all the costs through before you take the jump. I also think dragon lady makes a good point, the bigger and more expensive the boat - the better the chance of making the deal work. I did the sums many times when I was chasing a tri and couldn't even get close too making them work. Its likely to be a better proposition now though with the Aus dollar a bit stronger than it was then.
You weren't going to do business with me anyway I wouldnt have thought, I only sell new boats, and then only one brand - so unless you wanted a new boat of our brand - I probably wasnt going to be of service
to you anyway.
If you were buying
second hand there are a number of good people in the industry, and in terms of new boats not of my brand - I could certainly recommend decent people across a range of brands (both Australian and imported) who are ethical (and happen to sell opposition brands). One of them is also the best multi sailor I know, by far.
I will admit that the valencia doesnt like like the nicest boat I have seen but Tennant was a very good designer
. I noticed this one Azuli
, it lives about 6 boats up from me and I have always admired it and it certainly sails
well. There is also this one Easy
that looks okay for a 12 metre boat, and Peter snell the easy designer
will go out of his way to assist you with any of his boats, a genuinely nice bloke he will do what he can to assist in advising whether an easy is a boat built to plan or not.
Why the aggro?