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Re: How come pilothouse sailboats are so expensive?

I gotta say, jrd, that your boat is one of my favourite pilothouse boats- you did a beautiful job on her.
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Re: How come pilothouse sailboats are so expensive?

Agreed. That's a beautiful boat Jrd!

Another thing is that many of the builders that make pilothouse boats are very high-end builders. When you look at a listing on yachtworld of pilothouses there are a lot of quality boats and custom boats in the mix.

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Agreed, wish I had that boat. Just found one in trinidad asking $130,000:

Brewer Pilothouse boats for sale - www.yachtworld.com

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So my favourite type of sailboat are pilothouse sailboats; it's actually the kind of sailboat that I would preferably like to own in my future-- but the thing is. Why so expensive?!

Producers of Ocean-worthy (by the Offshore List) PH Sailboats like Nauticat, Sceptre, Crealock, and Corbin are all so expensive for their corresponding sizes to a non-PH sailboat!

Even the "cheap" PH sailboats (like Endurance line) still have a hefty price to an equally well-equipped non-PH sailboat of the same length.

And the only inexpensive PH sailboats are too small (Saturna, Fisher, LM) to really comfortably live on (my happy length is about 35'... That sounds wrong )

So. Why are they so expensive?! I mean, just adding a pilothouse shouldnt bump up resale value by over 20k, right? Or are there ocean-worthy, inexpensive PH sailboats that are not on the Offshore list that I'm missing?

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Re: How come pilothouse sailboats are so expensive?

A pilothouse for sale on the Sassafras at Georgetown Yacht Basin. Not sure what brand but the owners bought a larger one.

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Re: How come pilothouse sailboats are so expensive?

Thanks for the compliments BL, Copa and Peter! I didn't see the follow up after I posted.
That Brewer in Trinidad has been for sale for at least 5-6 years (when I first started looking for ours), they have changed the interior layout (removed bulkhead?) to make an "entertainment" center. I just heard from a fellow in Seattle that is thinking about listing his Brewer PH. PM me if you want his email.

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