From their website, I took the bare boat and just added the stuff that the Cobra comes with to get a roughly equivalent price comparison.
If you add A-frame, sculptured bench seating, swim ladder etc to the Yamaha 300 price it comes to about £49k. Plus VAT. Add a trailer, some electronics and you are getting to the price I said.
Please understand, I am not having a moan at Scorpion. I know they are very well built, solid boats and have a very loyal following.
What I am saying is that if you were looking at buying a BMW or Audi, and someone came along and said you should buy a Porsche that's fine, but the three are not in the same price bracket and it is not really fair to compare them. After all, not everyone will have the extra £10k to buy the Boxster over the Z4 or TT. You would expect the Porsche to be better built and have a higher resale value, but you are paying for that and it may just be out of reach.
So unless someone would knock off an awful lot from the Scorpion website price, you could not have a Scorpion for the same price as a Cobra - which was my original point.
BTW, how does offering a turnkey package that includes trailer, electronics etc., in any way affect build quality?
You can't put your foot down if you haven't got a leg to stand on.