I looked at new HR's in about '99-2000. I was not overwhelmed by the boats. I was zeroing in on the 42 ft. I felt it was a good solid boat, with some obvious shortcuts. They were definitely a production boat by that time. Using techniques like making cabin sole panels
in batches and using tolerances so they would fit whatever boat they put them in. On the boat I inspected, the cabin sole panels
had maybe a tenth of an inch gap between them. All the floor debris of course was going to embed itself in those gaps, food
, sand etc. Small things like that, but they smacked of lack of attention to detail.
I then looked at Moody and their cabinetry was some form of manufactured wood
and the skylight hatches were on backwards for EU regulations
I then looked at a PS that had just arrived at the dealer. All the wrapping wasn't even off it yet. They let me on the boat for a quick look. On the aft deck behind the cockpit
there was a huge crack in the deck. It appeared that the catalyst had been improperly mixed in that area, probably an auto injection problem.
At that point I decide my old boat was fine! I just got discouraged and decided to keep my boat.