Mid Size Power Boats
A Guide for Discreminating Buyers
by David Pascoe
Boat Builders by Company
Companies by Quality Category
Entry Level Builders
Mid Level Builders
High Quality Production Builders
List of Taiwan Boats
Excerpt: Chapter 17
The following commentaries are my observations of a boat builder's products based on their historical performance and therefore does not necessarily reflect on that builder's current product line.
I can't possibly be familiar with the boat lines every boat builder world wide, yet alone the tens of thousands of models produced over the years.
But I am familiar with the older and most well known names and their history, a history that is important from the stand point that this book deals with used boats as well as new.
Larger boats can have very long life spans indeed, sometimes up to thirty years, making the historical record of individual boat builders doubly important.
When it comes to quality, there have been numerous boat builders over the years that have tried to produce more than one line of boats of varying quality, and just as General Motors produces Chevy and Cadillac, the idea doesn't work very well.
A Cadillac, as we all know, is just a fancy Chevy; the overall quality isn't any better. That is precisely the problem that boat builders, who try to market a range of boats of varying quality, have; even if they do produce a higher quality line, it gets tainted by association with the lower quality line, especially if the later develops big problems. This can make the attempt to size up some builder's products on a generalized basis very difficult.
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- A Guide to Discriminating Buyers
by David H. Pascoe
Publisher: D. H. Pascoe & Co., Inc.
David Pascoe - Biography
David Pascoe is a second generation marine surveyor in his family who began his surveying career at age 16 as an apprentice in 1965 as the era of wooden boats was drawing to a close.
Certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors in 1972, he has conducted over 5,000 pre purchase surveys in addition to having conducted hundreds of boating accident investigations, including fires, sinkings, hull failures and machinery failure analysis.
Over forty years of knowledge and experience are brought to bear in following books. David Pascoe is the author of:
- "Mid Size Power Boats" (2003)
- "Buyers’ Guide to Outboard Boats" (2002)
- "Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats" (2001, 2nd Edition - 2005)
- "Marine Investigations" (2004).
In addition to readers in the United States, boaters and boat industry professionals worldwide from over 70 countries have purchased David Pascoe's books, since introduction of his first book in 2001.
In 2012, David Pascoe has retired from marine surveying business at age 65.
On November 23rd, 2018, David Pascoe has passed away at age 71.