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  1. 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
  2. Better check your facts. There are not "hundreds of thousands ships". The number is less than 54,000 according to Google: https://www.statista.com/statistics/264024/number-of-merchant-ships-worldwide-by-type/ I'm all for reducing pollution, but incorrect facts will hurt the debate. The quickest most economical way to radically reduce emissions from shipping is to outlaw the use of bunker oil and switch to diesel. Start here if you need convincing: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1229857/How-16-ships-create-pollution-cars-world.html
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