I love both Cigs and Apaches. We got a firsthand Apache experience with Robert on Tonto, arguably the best 41 remaining of the originals. Apache is a snapshot in time, their moment in history, which will be difficult to recreate.
I wish those involved in the new project the best of luck in their endeavors, but I personally don't think the market is there for the new Apache. It's unfortunate that the whole Apache thing got so fragmented which is why I don't think you'll ever have somebody walk in and buy that entity (whoever really owns Apache), like Skip Braver did with Cigarette. Cigarette may have had its ups and downs, but it has remained in tact and is still alive and kicking.
I personally am completely turned off by people claiming ownership. relationship and the second coming of the best thing since sliced bread. When the boats are actually built and raced, then we'll see if they can regain any of their old standing and heritage. Until then, it is all just talk, talk, talk and more talk, and I'm bored with it. Enough of the cheerleading, show us the boats!! In closing, this is not intended to offend anyone (the standard disclaimer) this is my opinion and I'm entitled to it.