Originally Posted by valhalla360
So the claims of being cheap are pure marketing with no substance.
Looks like a cool idea for a weekend cruiser. If you can get one ready to sail for $50k, it's a great option for a cheap cruising boat. If it's $500k, not so great. Reality is ?????
There was a related thread last year claiming cost of an X ft boat but accommodations of a Y ft boat but no price info to back it. You would think eventually, they would start backing the claims with actual numbers and not expecting people to research
the materials list and construction costs (which could easily be wildly off given the atypical nature of the design).
Don't confuse pretty graphics with marketing. Would a marketeer put up a web site like that? This is for a rather technical public. The range of owners is probably more atypical than the design. The boats built and in progress can attest to that.
This is for cruisers on the other side of the spectrum of those who start their requirements list with the question of getting a separate washer/dryer or a combo. The future owner of this model has built, sailed and modified a raider sized harryproa for years and sold it to another sailor on the other side of his ocean. He knows about costs. He has a family
now and needs a larger but still minimal boat. The initial 40F came close to his wants. This one fits his wants.
In the meantime the "intelligent infusion" method has been perfected. I would rather use the term "clever infusion" because you do not need to be intelligent to see that the method would only need a straightforward CNC machine to produce IKEA style flat pack pannels to be assembled and glued on destination
. It would not surprise me that some Chinese manufacturer is already copying the Tender60 model.