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Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

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Seeing my boat is surrounded by enough snow to be clinically depressing,
I've come up with this question for you all ( while most of us await the big thaw). It's been stated here and elsewhere once you go above 34-35 feet the costs add up fairly exponentially. So let's compare my c&c 30, and a alberg 37.
Let's dismiss slip/mooring , storage /hauling, as that's a no brainer that the longer the boat the higher the marina fees. Let's keep things pretty apples to apples , both simple galleys with icebox , alcohol stoves, manual heads , Hand pump sinks, simple lighting loads etc... Just how much more does that extra length equate in added costs? Anyone have any personal experiences? I'll throw the first one out ...more bottom paint , probably another gallon , how about it,
Sail costs? Rigging? Let's throw some numbers around( what else do most of us have to do, if you live up here in the north anyway!)?
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Yes SOME things for a bigger boat cost more. But comparing a 30' to a 40' is comparing a size jump of 1/3 length.

I used to have a 39' boat and now have a 43' boat and this was a HUGE increase in boat space and comfort. The yearly costs jumped about $100/yr, but that $100 is nothing compared to the extra boat enjoyment.

We are talking boats here. There isn't any cost savings involved really, it costs what it cost for the boating use you want to get out of it.
Chics dig bigger boats and the more high maintenance the girl the more expensive the boat :p
so bigger boat, hotter girl :D
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