Originally Posted by mcarling
A new Chris White Atlantic 47 built by Alwoplast is about $1M.
That's what I suspected, a Neel 45 costs less than half and the same quality is not to be expected but I would expect that most of the difference was in finish and on the interior.
This case can be one of a boat particularly badly made, a lemon, as they are called on the auto industry. I see that they are available for charter and probably if they all were that bad they would not be doing charter.
Contrary to what many people think one of the more demanding task for a boat is doing charter. The boat will be used (and abused) 5 times more than a "normal" boat. For those that eventually think of buying one the best information will be obtained chartering one and have a long talk with the charter operator, that probably will have other multihulls doing the job.
They will be the ones that will be able to provide the more accurate picture about the boat, its maintenance