Originally Posted by donutsina911
Just to get some context - if Leeway had asked permission to use the Phantom hull, how much would it have cost/would he have been given the go ahead?
Whilst I obviously can't speak for the current owner of the rights to the P18 (Clive Jones), I would think yes, as they'd be fully aware that a 'no' could mean it getting illegally splashed anyway, and no money at all, or control over it's quality.
As for the price, again, I'd guess at mebbe 200 quid per unit sold. Not really a fortune in the scheme of things, and as Matt said, you can then use the designers good name as part of your sales pitch.
I rather doubt mind you, that any designer would want their name on a hull with a hook in it (except apparently Leeway), so that would have to have been done correctly. So all in all, it would have been a better job eh.
Some people are just too greedy to see this sense tho'.