base price which seems to bare no resemblance to the finished boat (rigged with engine, trailer, electrics etc) are another problem.
On the other hand I don't agree with your comments below:
"I would suggest that in their world of what are essentially bespoke boats for commercial users its quite reasonable to not be selling on price, and to be focussing on the boat. If you have to ask the price you probably can't afford it!"
It might not be question of whether you can afford it or not, but on how much you WANT to spend on a boat, and for that you really have to have some idea! Are we looking at £10k, 20k, 100k, 250k, etc.
And, in any event, even if I can''t afford it, that's no reason to think of me as some kind of miserable scumbag: I might want to know the price to start saving, or perhaps sell my house.