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Old 05 June 2009, 14:07   #21
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Manos the Yanks are great people - just remember to take some of their claims with a large pinch of salt!!!
They invented salt though, didn't they?
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Old 05 June 2009, 15:18   #22
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They invented salt though, didn't they?
Nope, just the pepper lol
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Brilliant both of you!!!
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Thanks Chewy - Stepped hull design has progressed from the early designs just as everything else has, just because the stepped and other hull design have been around for a long time doesn't mean they can be improved.

All of this is of course a complete red herring, the question is how do manufacturers justify high prices - well it isn't because of advances in hull design it is:

A. Because the public will pay those prices.
B. Because you are getting a much more sophisticated boat than 10 - 20 years ago with intricate mouldings and cabins, toilets and plasma TV's.

Hope this answers your question.

And yes a lot of people will swear that so and so invented this or that - the trick is telling the difference between Bull manure and the truth!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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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.
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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!
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