I once heard a saying from Uruguay "It is rude to count money in front of poor people!" Compliments to those who can make real money and actually spend it on enjoying them selves instead of hoarding it.
BUT I think for most of us? & I imagine that would include more of the wanabe boat owning dreamers than Not. Getting it done on a smaller budget
with far more scrounging could be the reality. Even a so called MANUFACTURED PRODUCTION boat is hand built, Many more are made from a set of templates hanging on a nail is a small boat yard, and a restoration/re-fit of an older classic becomes a hand built work of art that can be two thirds of the time and expense of building something new.
To those who would embark on this route/method....Of course it would only be right to emphasize the time factor. Which IF you or your accountant put a monetary value on. It would be realized there is no cheap
way around boat ownership
. At least the owners and crew of 'Cheeky Monkey' are sailing.
(If you have a 2000 series Volvo
it is good insurance
to fit a Suredrive before the drive spline fails)