Ah, but you're talking custom. Care to name a few 30'-50' production boat builders who are still building as good as they were and offering boats at a reasonable price? Not everybody can afford $2M-$5M for their toys. Do you remember when a 46' Bertram was considered king of the docks? Many of their owners knew Richard personally or at least had taked with him. Sounds to me like the boating industry has given up trying to attract people to the lifestyle. Seems to me that the industry is catering to those who want to own so they can show off, but have no time to use. In that case quality won't matter at all as long as they're glitzy and expensive since they'll never be tested. I just prefer dealing with companies whose owners are down on the production floor getting their hands dirty.