I'm hoping you can give me a hand with an idea I have. I'm trying to find out if there's a certain type of boater out there, with a certain kind of challenge.
I started working on boats almost 30 years ago when I did all the electrical wiring
on the boat
built and sailed around the Caribbean
for two years. I've been solving challenging problems ever since (marine and otherwise) and now I want to use my skills to help other boaters.
I'm interested in specializing in difficult, complex problems that typical boat repair
shops, mechanics, or electronics
places can't (or don't want to) solve. I'm looking for the type of boat owner who wants to prove the nay-sayers wrong. Someone who knows what they want but doesn't have the skills themselves to do the work
or find the right team to get it done. Of course, because the problems aren't easy to solve, I intend to charge a little more than typical marine repair
Do you know of any boaters like the type of people I'm describing? Have you heard these kinds of problems described and had to turn the owner away because you weren't sure who could help (or you felt their idea was too bizarre or too difficult)? Do you think there are people willing to pay a premium just to get their "special" project
I'm trying to establish if such a market exists, even if it's small. I'd really appreciate any insight you might be able to provide.
Thanks in advance!