Thanks for the kind words Garrison.WTF? It's tomorrow already! You guys act like your trying to run a business over there. But I know how it goes, I think I might have three pictures of the many houses I have built over the years. When your in it, you got about enough energy to stand back with a cold beer and look at what you have done for the day and then it is time for tomorrow. Keep up the good work, it looks great, hope you guys experience great success in your new endeavor.
We will be at the Palm Beach Show, HMY Yacht Sales will be representing us. I will be there as well for the entire show. That console door has sure come with some headaches! But, the end result is worth it. It has a really solid feel to it thats for sure. The frigid rigid has room around it; the amount of room available to open it inside the console depends if you want a cushion on it or not. If you opt not to have a cushion there will be room to open it while it's locked in place in the console.I just found this thread, but the boat looks great. I hope that you still plan on making the palm beach show, I'd like to see it in person.
The console design is sick, much better than a forward coffin box. I commend you for putting in the effort to mould the door and access to the console. So many other builders take the easy way out and pop in an aluminum framed acrylic door that looks cheap as hell rather than doing it right.
Smart move going with the forward shelves. Easy to keep clean, great storage for clothes, life jackets, brushes....
I'd recommend that you make sure the frigid rigid is able to be accessed even when stored under the leaning post. Doesn't need to open all the way, but you do need to be able to get a beer out without sliding the cooler out.
The only thing that I'm not sold on is the transom design. It looks like the motor well access is limited and there isn't much room to be getting out of the water.
Thanks Mikey. Hope to see you at Fred Hall this year.Wow.
nice work Barrett. You done good young man.
Thanks for the compliments! We can put a windlass in no problem. We are working on a forward liner that will house a windlass, wash down and still have access to the chain and rode. We really want to run a boat and get a feel for it before we go ahead and tool up that liner.No automated anchoring system? Is there a head in the console? The hard top legs look like aluminum v stainless.
Some interesting design elements, you guys are building a beautiful rig, congrats on your first class dealer
Thanks Chuck. We're working on a little something special for the toe eye boats getting a trailer. It'll look good when its all done.It's gonna take some special finding on the trailer strap for THAT eye!
Beautiful Barrett. I have been following this but only lurking.
I would put that eye on every spec boat you build, and if I were ordering a custom boat I would spec that eye, even if I intended to trailer. Several times I have talked about towing friends' boats but had concerns about the strength of the eye. Your comment about lifting the boat from the eye would make a great promotional picture.Thanks Chuck. We're working on a little something special for the toe eye boats getting a trailer. It'll look good when its all done.
Joe, back in 2004 a good friend came to me for funding for a boat building business plan. At the time he was chief Naval Engineer for Navigator Yachts which were being built out in Perris. Navigator was family owned, rampant nepotism and he clearly was not going anywhere in the company. He wanted to build custom cold molded sportfishers designed for the west coast. I told him to come back to me with a plan for a 26' or 27' trailerable Flybridge Sportfisher that improved upon the Blackman and Skipjacks.Would you mind sharing your financials? I think we'd all like to know the risk involved in boat building.
The office/warehouse building you're in, R&D, engineering, molds, materials, labor etc. etc. etc....
How much will you be in your venture before you sell the first boat and how many boats will you need to sell before you break even.
What kind of bankroll does it take to be a builder these days?