Difference in boat prices?
I understand that one of the factors that affect boat price is the level of build quailty/redundancy. A boat built for true blue water crusing vs a boat built for gunkholing.
What I don''t understand is the difference in price between boats that I thought were in the same category.
For example, the Benetaue First series which i see are regularly entered in the fastnet (a 40.7 goes for what about 250K?), then something like the aerodyne 47 450K, and a Hinckley Sou''wester 43 above $800K. The prices are probably a bit off and obviously electronics and sail package has to have something to do with it but still there seems to be a big difference in price beyond those factors.
I am planning to buy a boat about 4-5 years from now that will be used for blue water passages and entering things like the fastnet and am having a hard time setting a rough budget (ie will I need to save $300K, $600K etc for the boat).