Originally Posted by cwjohm
The prices I quoted were not wrong, but were in Australia
where 17% taxes
apply and you have to allow from 50K-100K for shipping
. The prices you are comparing to are of course considerably less.
If you are going to make meaningful comparisons you need to look at boats in the same jurisdiction.
Ahh ok so the same Seawind
manufactured in an Australian suburb but sold here in the Med will be cheaper? Got you, i'll look amongst the forest of French Cats out sailing here today.
Yes i understand about costs to import
BUT my friend add that on to the prices here in the Med and you can still use the difference to cruise
for 18months and get a far more luxurious boat IN MY EXPERIENCE!!!!!
Not googled experience but actual, is that meaningful enough for you?
Now i used our buying
experience and that of my friends boats as a comparison for that value and the Seawind
comes out as lesser and dearer further supporting the quandary....
Cruising Cat 'One broken egg an omelette does not make'
, the point here that i've tried to make is "I don't know why Seawinds are more expensive than Lagoons" which fits into the topic of this thread. What a bridge-deck failure has to do with this i have no idea. If one new Corvette loses a wheel
does it mean they are all due to lose one?
Now let me look at ARC
results for Seawinds/Lagoons for the Atlantic, oh hang on, maybe next year?
We have all seen boats suffer extreme damage but unless there's a pattern of failure there are usually other reasons and they are likely to be isolated.
away i don't believe there's a pattern, more to your point as my 'egg analogy' indicated, with the high amount of Lagoons out sailing in all kinds of waters in all kinds of conditions with all kinds of idiots driving/helming all over the world, there is in fact minimal failures.
Do we see Seawinds being gobbled up for the charter
market? No. Why? Because they are dearer, more fragile and the layouts not suitable!
Hey lets start a thread and ask why!!!!!!
Give it a break people, i'm not criticising i'm only trying to add some factual points to the discussion, because those points differ or are new to the discussion or that my opinion may differ don't shoot the messenger.
Cheers i'm off searching for that swarm of Seawinds, after breakfast of course.........