Originally Posted by sailortjk1
I think we should all be like G and build our own boats, can you imagine who much money the builders would make?
We get eveything exactly how we want it. Don't like the galley, no problem change it. You want how many cabins?, no problem. Carbon Fibre spar, no problem, Cha ching, Cha ching
Actually believe me, it was a well tought option, for that reason, and the choice of building yard also...and let me tell you that one of the worst enemies was inflation...between the time when we started getting quotes and we actually bought the material, the prices went up, because of the price change due to the cost of Oil and the war...almost 10% of my "sliding" budget was that...
then, based on what I wanted for a boat, I looked at everything that was made in Europe, and even Argentina (where the B&C's are made) and "landed" in a small obscure yard, in my own Country with a proven hull design...the rest were details we made as it went along...they also bid lower...a good thing, and had Carbon fiber oven!!
I was almost buying a Bavaria 38 match race (one of the very first, the ones with the falling keels, no one wants to hear about), staright from the factory, with a sponsorship deal...but (fortunately) that never happened...ufff
But would I do it again??? you bet...lucky we could do it. Thank God.