...back onto boats..
.. we have to include, in build costs the recouping of the initial outlay to produce/develop the boat in the first place. Ball-park figure for designing, producing a plug, making a mold, testing, re-making the plug then producing the production mold? Did you know that a single tank test of a model can be in the region of 5 to 10K….
That's going to be big cost to be spread over an anticipated production run. You can see why there are so many crooks out there who don't want this additional expense in a market that is already being squeezed... God Bless those who go straight and good luck to you... We, the boat buying public, should really support you..but we don’t always because we either don’t know, don’t care or can’t afford to.... then we cry “foul” when we come unstuck…
Support the good guys.. those who pay their way and build a boat properly..a boat we can be safe in…. if it means lowering our sights a little in terms of size and speed… surely that’s what we should be doing?
How do you think the builders would respond to being questioned on what materials they use and what specifications? It would be really handy to have that in writing PRIOR to any sale and not only give you reassurance that it’s safe and sound..but also good, documented evidence in the event of any potential dispute.