I think it was quite appropriate considering the purchaser was an owner of a US business. I'm sure he wanted US workers to be employed just as he employees them in his business. His point wasn't about enriching the business owner but about maintaining jobs in the US. I don't know why you felt the need to post in bold typeface. Nor why this subject and decision bothers you so much. Now I personally think it's anyone's choice to purchase from whomever they wish. We personally own US built boats and Italian built boats and British built tenders. Everything else being equal I would select a US builder but everything is never equal. In this case the US builder selected wasn't trustworthy. There were serious issues on this build long before it turned on it's side upon attempted launch. I see nothing wrong with his preference for a US builder. I see a serious lack of due diligence by an otherwise very good businessman in the builder he chose.