This has been on the Mainship site for the last couple of days. I'm just amazed at what some folks think. They carp and whine when something like this happens.
Here is my response to one of the whiners:
"Iím having some trouble here. How is it everyone knows what Marlow should can and cannot do. Has anyone seen the boat? Has anyone heard what the price will be? Were they supposed to just keep building the same things that Mainship couldnít sale?
BTW what exactly is a Mainship price? Cheap enough that the company couldnít make enough money to stay open yet no one was buying any. Besides I donít care what the price is. Iím not buying a new one as I would guess most on this list arenít. If itís $400k or $600k itís of no concern to me. Iím just glad that someone is keeping the name alive as everyone here should be instead of carping about what Marlow is doing.
Anyone want to give Hatteras some advice. Their for sale and all they were building was the 85 footer. So Iím sure there is plenty of room to criticize their operation. No one was buying enough of them either at $4.5 M.
V. P. Chianese
Why did Marlow buy the name or the hull molds if they are going to introduce a mini-Marlow that is so different from the Mainship concept? I hear the praise for Marlow quality, but there is no way it's going to have a Mainship price. The strut keels sound like a great idea, but cramming twins into a 10 foot wide hull is going to have to involve some compromises.
I don't get it. As I have said before the success of Marlow with the nameplate will do nothing but benefit all of the Mainship owners.
As they say in Texas "you can't make some of them happy even if you hang them with a new rope".
M/V Stella Di Mare
New Bern NC