Time/cost in a design

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  1. Carbo
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    Carbo New Member

    Hello all, I need to find out a rough estimate in time or cost for a naval architect to design a typical bare bones 30' power cat open fish. I know this is a broad question with many many variables. But I need to know as close as possible what kind of hours are in a set of plans, or if any of you have recently had some plans drawn up for a similar boat, what the cost was. Thank you in advance, your answers are very much appreciated
  2. JSL
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    JSL Senior Member

    Try contacting an NA and ask for a rough price. But before you do, make sure you have a set of specs or sketch (at least) so he/she understands what you want. Even grabbing a similar one off the internet would be a start.
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    It will be necessary to define the specific uses and special requirements that create the NEED for a custom design.

    A simple estimate of basic work is about 10% the cost of the finished vessel produced in a first class yard..
  4. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    Speaking of the price of the project, not of the construction plans, the cost will not exceed 3.5% of the total value of the ship, with a minimum price of 6000 euros.
    Given the current market situation, you can get even better prices.
  5. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    100 hours to 300 hours (aproximatly, lot of variables)
  6. Carbo
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    Carbo New Member

    Thanks and Local NA?

    Thanks guys this gives me a good starting place. Do you have any recommendations for a NA in Florida? I have a list of them but no experience with any of them.
  7. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    Send a PM to Paul Ricelli, he is a member on the forum with the user name of PAR.
    He is very good and a real encyclopedia about naval architecture and boat building, been a naval architect and boat builder himself.
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    DCockey Senior Member

    Eric Sponberg is a naval architect in St Petersburg who also participates on this site.

  9. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    Powercat? We have them, about 35 cat designs launched, many of them in production.
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