Maintenance Costs for different hull materials?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by denniswbaber, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. denniswbaber
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    denniswbaber New Member

    Does anyone know the estimated annual expense for Maintenance Costs for different hull materials?

    Example:
    50’ Steel Boat you can expect to pay $10, per foot (50') $500 x 12months $6,000.00 annually in hull maintenance/upkeep

    Vs

    Fiberglass
     
  2. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    well, I am happy to suggest that about 10% of the value of the boat would go in maintenance (assuming that you intend to do it correctly and in time).

    I see no difference in original build materials for well constructed vessels, the costs seem to average out about the 10% mark.
     
  3. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    ....oppps sorry mate, I am referring to TOTAL costs here.......
     
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