Far too seldom. You're doing an exceptional job of proving my point. Today there isn't as pressing a need for Ralph Nader because the manufacturers of product can't so easily manipulate the spread of information (or disinformation, or rumors) with the threat of pulling ad dollars. The rich guys and poor guys have equal access to information via the internet so the savvy _____ builder uses whatever delivery method possible to stay ahead of the rumors and disinformation by putting forth truthful information that paints themself in the best light possible. I've noticed you never shy away from a good class warfare opportunity, but self warfare? Does the problem affect less than a handful of rich guys, or does the problem affect investors, plant workers, and anybody trying to sell a used Bertram? The rumors are a byproduct of the problem, not the cause of the problem. You don't have these specific rumors when there is not some underlying issue going unaddressed. Public relations exists specifically to address handling and dissemination of news and information - good, bad, or indifferent. Virtually nobody here seems to be relishing in tearing down the reputation of a storied boat builder. The fallout of another business loss extends well beyond that yard, to the manufacturers of systems, to the manufacturers of components for those systems, to lumberyards, to foundries, to textile workers, etc. ad nauseum. It does not appear to me that anyone is cheerleading that effort, and posting speculation about one or more boats isn't brand bashing but questioning a series of what appear, increasingly, to be related issues symptomatic of a greater problem. Since when is calling for the truth, "bashing?" (Please do not turn this question into a political discussion.) It certainly isn't fair that a boatyard is judged by the work it puts out, nor that automakers are judged by the cars they build, nor that tv manufacturers are judged by the quality of their picture, nor that pitchers are judged by how many strikes they throw, nor that captains are judged by how well they dock, nor that golfers are judged by what they do in their private lives rather than on the course but that's the crazy world we live in. People and businesses are judged by how well they perform. How they are judged often has as much to do with how they conduct themselves and how they handle information and reactions to information leaks. Bertram needs a good PR department, and they need it yesterday.