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Old 05-20-2018, 11:34 PM   #21
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We parked next to a 70 foot marlow this winter. The washing and waxing alone would keep you busy. The marlow owners pay a yard 5k to wash and wax, and detail their boat. Engine replacement ran over $100,000. I love the boat, but decided my 46 footer is work enough.

I would only own such a large boat if I could afford to pay someone to do all the work. I am not afraid of the work, but it is a serious amount of boat.
One of our best friends owns a marlow ( billionaire boys club) way out of our legue
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:58 PM   #22
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They certainly would have you believe otherwise. Or are we defining "recreational" differently?
Ditto Christensen.
Coincidentally, one of our kids lives in Portland and the other New Orleans. Perhaps I should send them out on a reconnaissance mission?
And we all forgot about Burger.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:17 PM   #23
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They certainly would have you believe otherwise. Or are we defining "recreational" differently?
Ditto Christensen.
Coincidentally, one of our kids lives in Portland and the other New Orleans. Perhaps I should send them out on a reconnaissance mission?
And we all forgot about Burger.
To my knowledge Trinity hasn't built a yacht in several years. They're now completely commercial. They were sold to a commercial builder. Trinity did have one straggler yacht on their yard for a couple of years. One of their final yachts was actually finished by Rybovich. Much like a couple by failing PNW builders that ended up at Delta. In talking large fiberglass boats, Delta shouldn't be overlooked, but the last new build I know of them delivering was Onika in 2014. Since it's been rebuild and refit and finishing boats others started.

Well, Burger survived on commercial during their downturn and now is building some recreational. They've built one 112' yachtfisher type and now building some 48' cruisers. Still waiting for orders for yachts. Some of what they built in the interim were tour boats for Lake Michigan. Burger's workmanship is great.

And, yes, the original quote by keysdisease was "with the exception of Delta and Westport there are no large fiberglass boat builders in the US anymore."

The question too is what does it take to be considered a large boat. There are many builders on the east coast building sportfishing boats in the 70-100' range. Some of them are excellent.
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