I'm in the market for an older 45'+ sloop
and I have a strong preference for navy
blue topsides. Needless to say, that narrows my options considerably. Out of curiosity I asked my broker to get a quote on doing the work on one 47' boat we're looking at. The hull
is white and is in good shape, the boat being a 2006. He came back with a figure of $350/foot. I was stunned (he was too, lol). This number was from Haven Harbor in Rock Hall, MD here on the Chesapeake which he said is known for good work.
Is this cost in line with what one can expect to pay for a quality job? I expect this is the kinda thing where you get what you pay for, and that bigger boats are more expensive per foot because of the increased surface area of their broader beam, but that number seems on the high side. I also assume the cost is higher if you're changing the color of the boat, particularly from white to some dark color, but that might be a wrong assumption.
Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.