As an update: The SailNet store will offer a group purchase price for 15 units or more.
The price would be $195.95.
This is a very competitive and fair price -- slightly more than they pay for them.
I own this unit and have been very pleased with it. Besides the many hi-tech safety features incorporated into this unit, I especially like that it floats -- given my habit of dropping things overboard
I've asked Bene505 to contact me when we have 15 confirmed participants. If you are serious about getting a full-featured handheld VHF at a good price, now's the time to speak up!!