Power & Motoryacht

Searching For TREASURE in foreign Waters

If you were a yachtsman in the late 1970s or early 80s, you might remember some of the FRP trawler-style cruisers that came out of Asia at the time. Most had teak-laden interiors, some of which looked as though they had been finished with a disc sander. “Stainless” steel that turned out not to be as stainless as expected. There were all manner of odd electrical issues to sort out, made doubly difficult to deal with by manuals printed in a foreign language. And more than a few warranty issues with fittings and equipment of unknown and sometimes dubious origin.

The name of the game was . And while the quality of the product did not live up to standards then set by top-line builders in North America and Europe, the significantly

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