Is that Tasmania in Aussie or another one? :-) If it's the Aussie one (or the one next to Aussie if you're talking to anyone from the real big Island a few miles north
) I'd suggest you are being shafted by one kiwi company (Donaghys/ Southern Ocean) and/or one Aussie company (BLA), or as they are known here 'The Master Shafters".
There is many who run a 'premium' on Vectrans but as I've paid the bill many times I can assure you the price differance between Dyneema
and Vectran is only a few %.
If you in the US you do pay more than most, it just seems to be the way. Mind you it will all probably be made there and fantastic stuff.
I know we have the most compeditive marine
market in the world but one would expect that if little old NZ can make Vectrans for that price the bigger markets should be able to match it, at least. It's not dodgy rope
either, as used in 3 Americas Cup teams, 1 Swiss, 1 US and the Middle eastern one.
Damn it I'm putting all my prices up and just sell it all offshore
. My 50ft Cat may arrive a bit sooner