Is this skiff too pricy?

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  1. SilverMack
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    16ft V hull skiff 1/8 thick aluminium plate, all welded, bouyancy chambers etc.

    Basic cost for boat only is $6500. Is this too much? Bearing in mind very heavy material and one is 'supposed' to get what one pays for.

    Opinions appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Is that US dollars or Pounds?
     
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    Sounds dirt cheap, what is the catch ? And actually 1/8" is not really heavy material.
     
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    6500 Usd
     
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    Any pix, Silvermack ? Even if it is well built, you want the right hull shape.
     
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    Pix

    6' skiff, cost 6500-7000 USD. for basic hull as per image. 1/8 ali plate all welded. Reasonable value?
     

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    See my latest post under the topic, image included
     
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    Stringer-less construction ? I would be dubious about it's long term prospects exposed to slamming loads. Maybe there are some strakes under it to stiffen it ?
     
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    Strakes

    See image please
     

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    That is the finished product ? Or is there more welding to be done ?
     

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    Mainly tack welded up to this stage. Final welding to be done. What do you think?
     
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