price of a design

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  1. eyschulman
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    eyschulman Senior Member

    What would be the price of a new design for a 44ft power boat? A range or % of toal build coast would be helpful if specifics are difficult. What would a full design package include?
     
  2. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    You need to specify the type of craft. There's a lot of variation within the '44 foot power boat' spec.
     
  3. jim lee
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    jim lee Senior Member

    From my experience, the design cost is a drop in the bucket compared to the build/tooling cost. Pennies to the dollar?

    -jim lee
     
  4. eyschulman
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    eyschulman Senior Member

    Type, fast semi dislacement twin motors. Express type, flush fore deck low main cabin. simple finish detail.
     
  5. bertho
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    bertho bertho

    eyschulman ,
    I will said basic design around 8% to 10% of evaluated final cost, can be much more if you ask the NA to do details/constructions drawing, in class or not, stability boocklet etc, also NA name and reputation..
    ask a quote !!
    Rgds
    Bertho
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  6. m3mm0s rib
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    m3mm0s rib Senior Member

    The price is depending on the name of the designer
     
  7. gentleman
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    gentleman Junior Member

    i'd like to know the price of plan's to for a 30ft hacker racer, seems like the plan's are gonna cost more then the boat, that don't sound right, we can build the 4000$ tops.
     
  8. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Are you sure JL Hacker designed a 30' racer? If so, what was her name?
     
  9. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Unfortunately, designer's time and effort are nearly the same whether or not the boat has parts made of gold or diamonds. :) The minimum cost of plans necessarily has to reflect this simple fact.
    Cheers!
     
  10. gentleman
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    gentleman Junior Member

    ooh, did i say jl, should have put gzo hacker if i was referring to a girl, stupid me lol.
     
  11. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Who is gzo hacker? JL Hacker is the famous designer from the early 1900's. I asked what was the boat's name of 30' length.
     
  12. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    Are you interested in a specific boat designed by John L Hacker, or are you using the term "hacker" to mean a more generic type of craft?
     
  13. Eric Sponberg
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    Eric Sponberg Senior Member

    If you want a quality design including all the construction plans and details, hydrostatics, stability, weight study, and powering/propeller calculations, etc., I generally figure about $1,000 per foot of boat length, give or take. It depends on the project and how detailed the plans have to be. A professional boatbuilder will require less detailed plans than a do-it-yourselfer. So the 44' semi-displacement boat would cost around $44K to $50K. The 30' Hacker look-alike will be in the neighborhood of $30K. These prices are colored by the naval architect's/designer's reputation--more well-known n.a./designers will charge more and maybe provide less documentation, or not--designers vary. You should shop around. Ask several designers for proposals based on a well-assembled owner's package that you can provide, and see what they say. This will also give you a chance to talk to the designers first-hand and help you gauge how well they answer your questions and how you might like dealing with them. In the end, commissioning a design is as much a personality test to see how you and the designer get along as it a test of your wallet.

    Eric
     
  14. Tanton
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    Tanton Senior Member

    Yes, it all depends! But being prepared with sketches, specifications, examples can shorten the guessing game and the cost for plans.
     

  15. itchy1finger
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    itchy1finger Junior Member

    there ya go J L Hacker 30 footer
     

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