Originally Posted by codprawn
But you get all that on hard boats as well. I still don't see how some cabin RIBs can cost as much as a Hunton or a Sunseeker when they offer so much less.
I would say that the tubes add cost and the actual construction of the plug, mould and boat are all more complicated.
Of course another reason as I said above is that the public will pay the premium! If people will pay the prices there is no justification! Scorpions for example certainly have a strong following and people seem to pay high prices for quite old examples, the question of whether it's worth it should be addressed to the people paying the prices!