Originally Posted by falcon0310
i think i could smash the market, alot beter and alot cheaper
when are builders going gap in the market
we all like new boat but most including me do not like the prices
i know you cant change engine prices
but you can change fancy offices
over top over heads
produce boat in uk
pay worker 700 week
and be beter than cheaper than import
maybee i should start it off
or am i mad
Emmm... ...good luck...
Not sure which rib builder in the UK you think has fancy offices?
Not sure that any rib builder has ever been sustainable and successful without a professional sales and marketing effort?
Doubt many UK boat laminators or riggers are getting £700 / wk.
Engines, electronics, trailers, tubes, etc is all cost you can't control. True production savings can only come from mass production type efficiencies, but you can only get to those numbers with a proper sales / marketing / after sales overhead.
Many a UK boat builder has started with a little cottage industry product that is either a "me too, but a little cheaper" or "a bit different, but nobody is sure they want it" product; very few have become wealthy, in fact very few have lasted 10 yrs!