Boatmad.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 21-09-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
Registered User
 
dowdy's Avatar
 
Country: shropshire england.
Location: oswestry
Occupation: Retired
Interests: Yodelling
Boat name: Veni Vidi Vici or Conked
Boat make: G.P.14
Engines: 4h.p. Mercury
Cruising area: Cap de Agde

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: oswestry
Posts: 1,311
Ring 34/Boss34/Banana Shark34.

How come all three of you decided to build 34ft boats of a very similar configuration,deep v monos,at virtually the same time?Just being curious,me being me.Also,any idea how much you will be selling them for ?Ballpark figure for a bare hull and deck bonded together,floors in,rub rail fitted,ready for us poor minions to play with?Am sure i am not the only one who is interested
__________________

__________________
when in doubt trim outCARPE DIEM
dowdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2010, 08:01 AM   #2
BananaShark Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Occupation: Racer and builder
Interests: Winning races
Boat name: BananaShark
Boat make: BananaShark 34' Race
Engines: Twin Yanmar BY 260's

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Posts: 4,632
Can't speak for the others but we had no idea what anyone else was doing. I was looking for a boat to do Marathon with, had always liked the Sunseeker Tomahawk and thought that it would make a great Historic boat. After some investigation it was apparent that the hull wouldn't take the race punishment (in other peoples opinion), and I would have way more invested in the finished product than the boat would be worth so that idea was scrapped.

Peter Martins from Berserk very kindly offered to design me a boat, and as it turned out we already had a hull design we had been testing on model form that we were very impressed with, so to cut a long story very short we used that and Petter and I worked together on the top half. Kitten and our customer had developed the hull shape from the customers original drawings which we then scaled up from 30' to the UIM length of 34' plus the extension on the back, to make a larger boat we would need to be a bit creative with the local real estate!

How much? Well like the others we haven't finished our first one yet, and ours has a windscreen and roof (the roof is optional). Also we don't have a rubrail as the boat is seamless (all will become obvious when you see the next lot of photos on the build thread). Race boat layout with no cabin floor (the leisure version will have a small cuddy with a V berth double and mini galley with heads under the berth), engine lid etc will probably start somewhere around the £35k + vat mark, but that would go up a bit when you start adding the shiny bits! I reserve the right to put that up when I work out how much this one has cost me!
__________________

__________________
Cookee



British Champions! RIB Formula 1 2005
National Speed Record Holder at 90.15 (still)

www.bananasharkracing.com
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2010, 08:07 AM   #3
Registered User
 
dowdy's Avatar
 
Country: shropshire england.
Location: oswestry
Occupation: Retired
Interests: Yodelling
Boat name: Veni Vidi Vici or Conked
Boat make: G.P.14
Engines: 4h.p. Mercury
Cruising area: Cap de Agde

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: oswestry
Posts: 1,311
Nice one Cookee lad,1st one to post a price,has a benchmark been set?I know of at least two people who are interested in a bare hull to finish off themselves,Bossman and Ringo?
__________________
when in doubt trim outCARPE DIEM
dowdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
BananaShark Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Occupation: Racer and builder
Interests: Winning races
Boat name: BananaShark
Boat make: BananaShark 34' Race
Engines: Twin Yanmar BY 260's

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Posts: 4,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by dowdy View Post
Nice one Cookee lad,1st one to post a price,has a benchmark been set?I know of at least two people who are interested in a bare hull to finish off themselves,Bossman and Ringo?
We'll need to get started soon if they want a boat for 2011 then! Bear in mind that isn't THE price as we have yet to finalise costs, and everyone knows what building boats is like!
__________________
Cookee



British Champions! RIB Formula 1 2005
National Speed Record Holder at 90.15 (still)

www.bananasharkracing.com
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2010, 11:51 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Country: Wales
Location: West Wales
Boat make: O****y Vipermax 5.8
Engines: 150 Opti

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Wales
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cookee View Post
... I reserve the right to put that up when I work out how much this one has cost me!
Or down?
Downhilldai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2010, 01:15 PM   #6
Le Cat
 
FrenchPhil's Avatar
 
Country: France
Location: Paris
Occupation: Computer Sales
Boat name: Le Cat
Boat make: Argo Cat 18
Engines: Mercury 2.4EFI
Cruising area: Paris

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Paris
Posts: 753
It's a carefully orchestrated plot to become overnight millionaires...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dowdy View Post
How come all three of you decided to build 34ft boats of a very similar configuration,deep v monos,at virtually the same time?Just being curious,me being me.Also,any idea how much you will be selling them for ?Ballpark figure for a bare hull and deck bonded together,floors in,rub rail fitted,ready for us poor minions to play with?Am sure i am not the only one who is interested
FrenchPhil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2010, 06:15 PM   #7
Trade Member
 
Mike Ring's Avatar
 
Country: England
Location: West Sussex
Occupation: Boatbuilder / Design
Interests: Anything powered on wheels, water or air
Boat name: OVERLORD
Boat make: RING 34' SPORTSBOAT 2 X V8 PETROL
Engines: 2 x 320 MERCRUISER B1
Cruising area: South coast

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by Downhilldai View Post
Or down?
Dream On !!!!!!!


Mike
__________________


Neglect not thy opportunities
Mike Ring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2010, 08:39 AM   #8
BananaShark Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Occupation: Racer and builder
Interests: Winning races
Boat name: BananaShark
Boat make: BananaShark 34' Race
Engines: Twin Yanmar BY 260's

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Posts: 4,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Ring View Post
Dream On !!!!!!!


Mike
__________________

__________________
Cookee



British Champions! RIB Formula 1 2005
National Speed Record Holder at 90.15 (still)

www.bananasharkracing.com
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×