Web site to sell deaigns and plans

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Hisham, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Hisham
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    Hisham Marine engineer

    Hi all,

    I am thinking about lunching a web site, on which we can offer our designs and plans of small boats 24min lenght or less for low price some think like:

    100$ for lines
    100$ for GA
    100$ for stability calculation
    500$ for construction drawings

    Price can go up for tested deaigns or for biger boats

    ( all types for boats yachts , fishing vessels, catamaran, work boats, tugs, supply vessels,etc...)

    What do you think guys about this idea?

    Can we make some money out of this?
  2. kerosene
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    kerosene Senior Member

    Is your plan to use (lisence) other people's plans or to create them by you/your company.

    I think you will be pretty hard pressed to beat the competition. Bateau and others have the small boat corner quite well covered with many many tested designs. It takes time to build a caalogue of designs that actually have beeb built (big encouragement for prospective buyer).

    Also most would want the "whole package" - no point in buying just lines.
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    $100.00 for lines (study plans) is really high. Reputable designers sell them for $25.00 or so in the hopes of selling the whole package later.
  4. Hisham
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    Hisham Marine engineer

    Thanks gonzo
    Can you direct me to a web site for one of those rebutable designers?, i would like to know how this business work
  5. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member


    You are in the business. So, I (not in the business) have to wonder how you have done your research in the past without finding reputable designers already?

    Do a google search for study plans sail boat, canoe, or kayak. And plenty will pop up.


  6. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    I suggest different approach: sell lines plan in parts.
    - Stations - 20$
    - Waterlines - 20$
    - Buttocks - 20$
    - Diagonals - 20$
    - Offsets - 20$
    Discount for package buy - 5%
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