Originally Posted by Chris SunkinSeveral reasons-
First, more people buy used boats- way more. There are a thousand other boats available for every Apache.
Second- Apache's are heavy and take alot of power. The original one's anyway. Now you've got a hull & power that needs 6's. I can go faster, cheaper in a TG. Also, not everyone can rack-store a 41. Most can handle a 38. One might PREFER an Apache but OWN a TG or other boat for practical or economic reasons.
Third- On the new one's, there's that whole Apace/McManus/Comanche/Saccenti mess to weed through and an exceptionally low-profile custom builder to deal with. How many new TG's are there out there right now you could take delivery on tomorrow? More than a couple.
Fourth- If you want to own an Apache, you're dealing with a vintage boat- not unlike a vintage car. You can dump alot of money into one, just like an old Vette or something like that. The transoms had a limited life expectancy and if not redone properly it can be an even bigger mess. Like anything 20 years old, God only knows what bastardized patchwork lies beneath that shiny, new paint. You have to be a hands-on guy with skills and resources or a wealthy guy who wants something totally different.
The barriers to owning an Apache are significant. I don't know that everyone realizes or remembers all this but I can tell you this- you can walk down the docks anywhere there are more than a handul of fast boats, the Apache is going to get the greatest number of looks and comments.