Truth be told. There is no better value in a great all around sailboat than the DS.
Good boats can be found on trailers for under $2000.00 So a family of four can sail a boat together for less than the price of an Optimist dinghy! What is even better is how well the boat sails. The Daysailer is dry and seaworthy too. It is hard to find a 17' Sailboat with a centerboard that an adult can stand on the gunwale and not go for a swim!!