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Old 09-19-2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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RE: Trawler Information...DeFever vs. Island Gypsy vs. Cheoy Lee

Boats built in the 1980's are now 20 to 30 years old and the maintenance is going to be the most important factor for three similar builders. Three similar builders, as all all three would have lots of teak, good chance of teak decks, black iron fuel tanks. At this age the quality of the care for the last ten years might be more important than the initial build quality.
I have always thought of Island Gypsy as a lower price knock off of Grand Banks. Defever is the name of the designer not the builder, different boats were built in different yards of different quality. Cheoy Lee is a company that started building boats in the 1870s and is still owned by the same family.
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