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Marine Engineering 105: Why My Boat Costs What It Costs? 
Pricing out a new boat is the no-win gig in yacht design. Resolving down the cost of materials, labor, and design into a figure you can plan for, is like finding longitude before clocks. It takes time, patience and a whole lot of luck. For the first time, we break down the two methods we use to price new builds.
They may not be as slick as Truecar, but they work. And they’ll make you a better boat shopper right now.
Pricing dreams is the no-win gig in yacht design. No matter how hard we try, we never seem to be able to get away from the hard fact that the magic of enjoying a boat only displaces a fraction more than the frustration that comes with pricing that boat.
It’s not rocket science as to why new boats are hard to cost out: The only thing posing more variables when building a yacht, is the owner’s evolving expectations in creating that yacht. Assisting clients in pricing their priorities is tricky.
We have evolved two methods to get at an early approximation for the cost of a new build: One, based on the cost of labor, plus a cost-of-materials factor. And, two, a flat price-per-pound ratio that expresses cost through a boat’s displacement.
Here’s the story on each way to price a new boat, thanks to Stephens waring Yacht Design. Check it.