Building Overseas

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Greg Beers, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Greg Beers
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    Greg Beers Junior Member

    cool site, i've finally joined after being a voyeur for months, no years...

    my post is regarding a client who is interested in launching a production power boat line starting with a 38' downeast style powerboat. we are designing the boat and looking for builders overseas. there is an obvious propensity to look towards china, which we are, but we also want to look at other options.

    as one might imagine, cost is a principal concern. we are ready to send conceptual drawings and a detailed specification for the boat to builders in order to solicit bids. we are anticipating one boat the first year with production running at a four-to-five boats-a-year pace after that.

    anyone with suggestions, please speak up! we are interested in asia and other low labor cost regions.

    respectfully,

    greg
     
  2. MikeJohns
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    Michael Kasten had a bit of info on the pros and cons on his site search for 'kasten marine'

    Hope it helps
     
  3. CDBarry
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    CDBarry Senior Member

    Contact Doug Railton in Oregon (google him - his firm used to be Hunt-Railton International). He has extensive far East connections and a lot of experience there.
     
  4. Cheeky
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    Cheeky New Member

    Overseas builder.

    I suggest you look at Palm Beach Motor Yachts in Australia. the favorable exchange rate means that Aussie boats are generally less expensive than the US however they have none of the quality and language issues that are often associated with building in China.
    Palm Beach currently make a beautiful 38' down east style boat and so it wouldn't be a big leap for them to biuld one for you. Let me know if you need contact details. :D
     
  5. Greg Beers
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    Greg Beers Junior Member

    thanks all. i greatly appreciate your input.
     
  6. lprimina
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    lprimina Senior Member

    the black sea has a good rep too.
     

  7. Maciej
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    Maciej Junior Member

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