When the Hobie 33 was launched, with sails, bottom paint, and basic electronics, out the door they were just under $30K. For comparison purposes a new Corvette was about the same price, just under $30K. In 1983, as a moderately successful 30-year-old, I was able to afford both, along with my small beach front condo in Redondo Beach.
Today a Corvette is $80K. My guess is the M33 with sales bottom paint and basic electronics will be in the $250K range. How many moderately successful 30 somethings can afford this boat?
My guess is Moore will be very lucky for unit sales to get half