Surprised this thread hasn't run - folks here usually not short of an opinion. or 3
Originally Posted by Andy R
One thing I have been struggling with is the standard format for the length to be used. Some boats are in feet, some are in meters and obviously we can can convert as needed. Any suggestion on which to use? What is more common world wide when it comes to how length of a vessel is referenced?
I think it has to cope with both. Some models are known in metres and others in feet - even in the same market
when chatting with the team some thought sail information would be interesting to have. Right now it's setup to only show area but we could add information about the sails and rigging. Any thoughts on this?
Would be useful, but have to factor in that on some models the answer will vary from the factory and some from owner modification. and the older the boat model the greater the scope
for not having a single
reliable source - because there isn't one
It's setup to also capture some information about the engines and fuel capacity.
Comments as above. Water
tankage would be useful.
One area that I think we could add is information about navigation and electrical systems.
Not sure how useful that would really be - given the scope
What other information do you think would be useful to capture?
Years of production
variants on the same hull
name and address of builder
markets sold in
similar vessels (length / displacement
no. of berths
no. of heads
type and draft
/ lwl / beam
speed under power (max & cruising)
HP range / size / manufacturer
common options / extras (scope to commercialise by linking off to products / services)
brief known usage (ie several have gone RTW / popular carribean liveaboard
the european CE rating seems of interest to some
a ball park price
range would be useful. even if only to the nearest 50k
I would also like to click a single
button to find all those currently for sale
on the internet
and to have reviews
- not simply on the site alone, but from links to owner's blogs / websites. it's not simply about the boat itself, but the use made of them by real people is informative. I will come to your site (and back to it) not simply because it has useful info, but because I know it will also take me to other (genuinely) useful info.
Could maybe also have links onto a (tidied up?) boat model specific CF thread.
Would be nice if the above could standalone as a (useful) reference source for a boat model but would also form the basis for an owner & CF member
adding their own boat's details (ie specifics to their vessel, including modifications and photos) - so folks can easily move between general and boat specific.
I still like this uk broker's approach:-
Bavaria 40 Ocean archive details - Yachtsnet Ltd. online UK yacht brokers - yacht brokerage and boat sales
That should keep ya busy