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Old 07-02-2011, 05:08   #1
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Cost for Generator, Aircon, Davits ?

Doing a new boat build list and rough budget.
Anyone care to give me rough estimates for the following items for a 40' boat.
1. Davit - for tender and solar
2. Generator - integrated
3. Aircon install
Yeah, yeah, how long is piece of string! If you have any data or history with such things please post along with any caveats etc.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:35   #2
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Davits $2000
Solar 460 watts $3500

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Old 07-02-2011, 05:49   #3
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Our davits cost $3,500 in a commercial yard in main, Wells in Florida wanted $11,000

Solar was $2,400 for 400 watts fitted, but the price is down.

When I looked at generators they were about $1,500 per KW and you do need one with a full sound shield.

A/C you will need two 16,000 BTU units at about $2,000 each with a pump and ducting.

Out boat is bigger but I am sure the estimates are not that far off.

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Old 07-02-2011, 08:31   #4
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Moondancers prices are right on. Installation of the genset will add $3-5K. Don't buy too big of a genset. A 5 KW will work fine and will run and start two 16,000 BTU A/Cs if you install a Dometic Smart Start to reduce starting current.

You can put a 150 watt solar panel on the top of your davits which is an easy installation. The cost of the panel, controller, wire and tubing and fittings will only be $750 or so. I wouldn't install any more panel capacity with a genset on board.

Kato Marine makes good davits for almost any sailboat.

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Old 07-02-2011, 09:45   #5
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I'd agree with the above but add the cost of installation of A/C far exceeds the purchase price. When we installed A/C on our boat, the cheapest install quote was $7000 above the equipment purchase price. Naturally the labor varies depending on the complexity of the installation.
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