Originally Posted by WingingIt
In relation to yachts, I mean
Comparing a 50ft to a 48ft, how much extra will it really cost? 2ft extra in marina fees
, haul outs, anti foul. Would it be a huge difference or just a little? I realize it depends on which marina, etc but just ballpark?
Your question is not quite so simple as you may think. As someone else posted you seem to be interested in two boats but I am not sure which ones.
It is quite possible that a 48 foot boat might have hulls with much more beam than a finer hulled 50 foot boat. The 50 foot boat could have much more netting fore and aft that might be cheaper than a solid deck
The link to the guy who likes FPs does contain some interesting information, some of which I agree with and some I don't.
I sail on a Seawind
1000xl. It has much narrower hulls than an FP in the harbor where the boat is. Quite frankly the FP kinda bothers me because there is an AC on the boat as well as a hot water
heater and a micro wave. The guy runs his genset constantly and I don't like the noise
. This is a common choice and not everyone agrees on the right answer.
But it does factor into how much maintaining a boat will cost. Are you looking for a condomaran with huge interior
space that you will have AC for and a genset to power things. If so you will need a wide hull
boat to carry all that stuff.
Another thing to keep in mind is how boat speed affects how often you need to haul out
and repaint. In the Keys I almost always dive every week or so and scrape some of the growth off, often to attract fish
. It is also common for me to be sailing at 10kn or a little better which also helps control the growth. A more sedentary boat might need to be hauled more often.
Not to say something like an FP, Lagoon
, or the like does not fit some owners better than a Seawind
or Woods. This is a case of horses for courses.
Maybe if you told us which 48 footer and which 50 footer you are interested in it would be easier for owners of those specific boats to provide information on costs.