From Schionning Designs...
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Based on the Wilderness 1230, our newest addition to our 'kit'
boats, here's the following:
1) Cost of plans for the kit: $11000.00
Description: The plans are CAD-drawn, extremely detailed, clear
and easy to follow with various options to suit different requirements.
Easy to follow pre-cut diagrams are included for the assembly
of all the 'kit' parts. There is free technical support throughout
the building of the boat.
2) Cost of the kit: Aprox. $70 000.00
Description: The "material kit" includes all the structural
materials to complete the shell, including all furniture, daggerboards,
rudders, composite forebeam, compression post, all other fibreglass
reinforcement, resins and all MDF temporary frames (pre-cut).
Also included are all modifiers to add to the resin for glues,
coving and fairing. Basically everything you need to complete
the structurally faired shell.
3) Cost of materials and equipment to finish the 1230 to a sail-a-way
stage: $95 000.00. This is everything required to finish the
boat, not including the above 'kit'.
4) Estimated man hours to assemble kit
and finish off boat: 4000 hrs. This is based on "home builder"
type skills, so this is achievable for even the unskilled.
5) Estimated resale value for the 1230: $550 000.00 + . This
is based on a "professional" level of finish but not
unachievable by a home builder.
The information above is based on our Wilderness 1230, this range
of designs is ideal for the "home builder". The panels
are all pre-glassed Duflex Balsa, except for the small areas
that are strip-planked, to soften the lines. Meaning that the
hull panels can be glued directly to the bulkheads, quickly and
easily. Being panels, the fairing is minimized hugely. This model
can have diesel shaft-drive's, saildrive's or outboards, making
the different options fairly diverse. Schionning Marine, who
sells the kits, materials and equipment can help with products
and methods to finish the boat. They have on record for each
model, standard lists of equipment and hardware ie: rig, sails,
motors, deck gear package etc.
There you have it. Even factoring in shipping
and GS^%*!# T the boat is under $200K. These figures are based
on the more economical options such as outboards versus diesels
and do not allow for exceptional fitout but adequate. Even if
the state of finish accomplished only allowed a value at completion
of say, $400K, that figures out to your 4000 hours at 48 hours
per week or roughly 20 months to be worth $200K
writing paid that well!!
More information is at:
In the marina near us are some great examples of Schionning boats.
The amazing Sanity is one of the most elaborately
finished Cats you could find anywhere. The luxuries it has are
beyond my imagination. Under the helm you can see the faint line
of a joint in the finish. Say the magic word and it slides opens
. a hidden Inca treasure?? .. Pirate Hoard?..
Nope, the most beautiful polished stainless BBQ!!
There are two of the Schionning Prowler power boats
nearby and they fascinate me. For weekend and holiday use around
this coast, one could argue they are the ideal craft.
This is just an example. There are other options as I said.