When I was in high performance brokerage boats years ago in Ft. Lauderdale, a clean, used Cigarette listing was Gold!
The sticker shock after a boat show made more than one brokerage deal for me. A clean boat of another brand was not as easy to sell. I had some immaculate listings that just sat month after month.
One guy from Long Island came down to see me. He had been shopping for a HP boat for months. So many salesmen said: "It's just as good as a Cigarette", when trying to sell him their brand, that he came to me specifically for a Cigarette.
It certainly doesn't hurt that the name "Cigarette" has become the generic term for the kind of boat we love.