I think SV HyLyte’s experience highlights the differences between individuals plying their trade
in different areas.
A cabinetmaker competing with many others in the LARGE industry of homebuilding and renovations has to be good, cost effective and organized, or else he doesn’t survive because the primary building contractors judge more harshly and won’t use or recommend him, if they are sloppy.
In yachting, we have a mish-mash of less professional, less efficient tradesmen (characters) who tend to stake out their turf at the various marinas
who promote them.They can charge a premium to novice
Owners and overbook jobs so as to almost guarantee crisis management.
No one really holds them accountable and an unhappy yacht owner does not carry much weight in their business as the perception is that we are rich, numerous, treat it as a toy and can afford it.
It is only when at times like this economic downturn, that the cream from the more disciplined trades are looking for work, can we judge their disparity.
Unfortunately, there is more security
in the home building trade
, so the good ones will not be available for long.