When it comes to quality and workmanship I don't buy the "it's a boat" and "the other boats are worse" argument ... it's not conducive to progress and advancement.

I wish Chaparral and Chaparral boat owners would strive to compare their boats with the best. This would really help Chaparral Boats to improve their boats' quality. The boats already look good, they need to be made better now.

Western world boating industry poor workmanship and loose quality control are embedded in the industry culture, and the industry does not see the problem with the end product.

What's coming? Same or better quality for half the price, and Made in China. This will send a shock wave throughout the western world boating industry ... and could be a devastating one. The shift has already started ... if one cannot compete on quality nor on cost, one is doomed.