Originally Posted by roland stockham
A useful 'rule of thumb' is that maintenance cost double with each 3ft increase in boat length. It works well as long as the boats are relatively similar. but not if one is a heavy weight cruise
and the other a weekend racer
Interesting point of view (as i am choosing and blowing my brain between a 39 ft just to be used by me and gf and a 48 ft with 4 spares cabin
to be chartered legally, in italy
for 42 days a year)
from the best boatyard in north adriatic
sea, price in euro, multihull
are 40% MORE, add 22% of vat
haul in -out one operation / hull cleaning
with pressure washer/ antifouling
37/39ft 240 96 900
40/42ft 290 110 1000
43/46ft 350 120 1100
47/49ft 400 132 1250
for hard storage
on open yard, on hard, no coverage
annual cost (much more difference in case of 6 month contract):
2250 euro for the 37/39 to 3200 euro for the 47/49ft...
regarding marina price in italy
there are big step as 10-12 mt then 12 Superior (wider more than 4 meters, max 4.15 meters) then often directly to 15 meters...
4600 12 meter Superior
5950 15 meters
i can confirm 8-10meter 500 euro difference then 10-12 meter almost 30% more than 10...
How does according to you the difference of price in mantaining a 48 ft vs a38/ 39 max 40 ft?
Above the marina expense (travelling much, staying at the anchor),
-sails, standing rigging
, all new after 15 years (420 euro difference every year)
-30 days of marina while travelling, at the most priced (1900vs 2500, 660 diff euro a year)
-extra like new gps
in case of failure, autopilot
, and so on let's say 100 euro a year (gps will cost the same, autopilot
price different,windvane same price, many electronic things cost the same)
-extra whatever get broken/ordinary mainteniance, like new windlass
, rusted chain, let's say an average of 200 euro year (like every 5 year something that cost 1000 euro in difference will get broken like a 800 euro windlass
for the 39 vs 1800 euro for the 48ft windlass..)zinc anodes, prop repair, sealing, engine
-extra antifouling- coppercoat-gelcoat- various cosmetic extra 150 euro difference a year.
-fuel usage of 800 hour/year about 1000 euro a year (averaging 0.90 euro /liter, neither 1.40 euro/liter of italy, neither 0,50 cent of canada
or 0,17 of egypt
-insurance 150 euro difference
Total 3500-3700 euro of difference just during travelling, being conservative and pessimist (i have no counted for marina, more fuel
while chartering as i don't pay them ), included 1 haul in/out every 2,5 years...and NEVER having a fixed marina place...otherwise another 1500 euro of difference
Did i miss something?
Very interesting topic