I'd say the above is not sensible but it's how the market is (a person is intelligent, people are stoopid). The Wazsp may impact this 2nd hand market but that remains to be seen.
i think this could go two ways, depending on the timescale the boats are built / delivered in.
- if a ton of them land in the uk at the same time, a racing fleet / series immediately kicks off and loads of them all buzz round together, then this will have a negative impact on moth fleets.
- if they come over piecemeal, the early adopters will jump into existing moth fleets, and very quickly land up with a massive disappointment when they realise they have just spent circa 10k on a slow(ish) boat. when they could have picked up a BR / prowler / ninja starting from 4k, which wouldnt be 'out of class' if they happened to want to change it. This situation may well see a firming up of the 2nd hand older moth market, along with a downward spiral of used waszp prices.
I would guess these adopters are not stupid, and know that the Waszp is not M2 speed, and they also know it's 'class'
Unless freakishly talented, these 'new to Moth' guys would be in the same sector of the fleet no matter which boat they get,
splash once or twice and your lapped.
3 or 4 'journeyman' tacks and your down 1/2 a kilometre despite which 'faster moth' you buy.
Its not like traditional classes