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Not many young people going to be contenders for the Sea Lyon that is now for sale

March 30 2015 at 2:39 PM
Paul  (no login)

Response to It's economic too.

It's education, economics, and social background. The bright colored wood boats have always been a symbol of affluence.

Nowdays, what kid (except for one fortunate to have been brought up in a blue-blood family) would even KNOW or care what a Sea Lyon is, for instande.............and have the $150,000 or so to buy it as a toy.........not to mention the annual operations and maintenance budget wihch would be large. Not your average Volvo or Toyota 4 cylinder automobile trailerable runabout that fits into an urban housing situation.

Not many kids can afford waterfront homes with boat houses and vintage wood boats. They might be able to have a house with a garage somewhere. Eventually, as they get older they get smarter, and their pay increases hopefully with age and knowledge. Even then, an older guy like me can't afford to be popping down money like this. So not only is the age factor in play, the cost factor is too.

So in addition to the excellent observations you guys have made, let me just tell you that Tavares was also an old guy show. I am old enough to be able to say that to anyone and back it up.

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