How to sell original lines plans concept boats

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by jim3000, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. jim3000
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    jim3000 New Member

    Hi, I am new to boat building but I have done design and engineering, I have worked in the past building control systems for Yachts. I have a number of original hull forms and lines planes even complete build plans of my own. But how do I go about selling these? Can anyone advise please?
     
  2. ldigas
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    ldigas Senior Member

    In what context? How do I go about selling these, as in finding a potential buyer? Copyright/royalties issues? Something else?
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Concept boats are something you usually build yourself and then test. If it works, then it may become a prototype for production. There are thousands of designers and NAs selling plans that are not radical, but guaranteed to work, which is what the usual customer looks for. You may look for grants if your concept is truly something novel and you can convince a committee that it has some advantage over existing designs.
     
  4. jim3000
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    jim3000 New Member

    To: ldigas.

    Thanks for your response, yes all of the questions you posed, I need answers for...
     
  5. jim3000
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    To : gonzo.

    Thanks for your response, I have no longer the time to build right now these ideas, however I was hopping to find someone interested in buying my ideas, plans, designs, blueprints etc.
     
  6. Wayne Grabow
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    Wayne Grabow Senior Member

    What would make your untested designs more attractive to a buyer than an existing design from another source?
     

  7. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That is the question Jim has to answer to the prospective buyer. Just stating the ideas are great does not mean much.
     
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