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Consider a Chrysler Sailboat

By Charles Hopkins Published 08/31/2006 | Fishing and Boating

Items of lesser quality simply do not last in the marketplace for an extended period of time. Granted, a product may have a brief flash-in-the-pan period of popularity unless the product is one that keeps most of its customers happy and keeps them happy year after year, the product will not last very long; regardless of what type of product it is.

Chrysler Sailboats are an anomaly as the production of the sailboats was ceased in 1980; yet there still remains a significant amount of interest in the sailboats that people still maintain interest in them and continue to purchase and collect them.

The origins of Chrysler Sailboats is fairly unique; the company that predated Chrysler Sailboats was a company called Lone Star Boats which was purchased by Chrysler in 1965. Chrysler would drop the Lone Star name and renamed the company Chrysler Sailboats. In 1966, Chrysler released their own sailboat model independent of previous models released by the Lone Star company. Between 1966 and 1980, Chryslers sailboats remained quite popular with the public and many of the models that Chrysler released were highly prized by those aficionados of sailboats.

One of the reasons why Chrysler Sailboats were so popular with the public was because Chrysler made key personnel acquisitions from other companies that were known for their incredibly popular sailboat designs. By luring away key executives and designers, Chrysler was able to essentially propagate models that would have gone into production at other companies. Plus, the personnel that Chrysler acquired helped to change their image in the eye of the consumer public as that of a car company and a car company alone. While some may consider this tactic on the part of Chrysler as being sneaky, the reality of the matter was that Chrysler was effectively expanding their business interests and did so in a manner of making key personnel issues.

Chrysler later greatly expanded their product line and was cranking out a great number of sailboats at their plant in Plano, TX. While many felt, originally, that Chrysler was making a huge mistake getting involved with a business expansion into the realm of sailboats, the management of Chrysler proved all the critics wrong and launched a product line that did far better on the market than anyone had previously thought possible.

The reasons for the death of Chrysler Sailboats in 1980 has been blamed on a government bailout that led to Chrysler abandoning its production of sailboats and instead concentrate exclusively on automobiles from that point out. So, if one is interested in purchasing a Chrysler Sailboat, then one needs to spend ones effort and energy looking at purchasing a classic Chrysler Sailboat model. This is fine as there are many sailboat dealers out there who offer the classic Chrysler Sailboat model. Seek out one of these dealers and check out their inventory. There is sure to be a classic Chrysler Sailboat on display that will adequately fit ones needs. Considering the quality of a Chrysler Sailboat, the boats are probably still in fine working condition.