I recently received a very pleasant e-mail from the Whitby 42 designer, Ted Brewer. Copies of his plans of the boat are available for a modest fee and with that he is prepared to include reasonable advice and consultation. Pretty impressive.
I'm off to the Miami Boat Show on Sunday and and I doubt if most of the boats I visit there (all of which are outside my price range) will be sailing in 30 years, let alone getting support from their designers.
With the design and construction quality of many of the production sailboats now on the market I wonder what boats will be out there in 20years time that are worth rebuilding?