general price ? on finishing.

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I'm looking at building a 47' HH or a 50' wesmac. What could be an extremely ball parked price on finishing these hulls? Very basic layout, open transom. Definite work boat not a yacht. I am aware these prices can vary extremely but the question here really is what should I expect? Thanks in advance!
 

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You better have a lot of money, or the bank you borrow from better have a lot of money if you want to build a big boat. Have you talked with any builders/finishers? They will get you in the ballpark if you tell them what you want. In probably 5 minutes you could give them a quick run down on what you are looking for. The guys at Calvin Beal, H&H, and Wesmac are all super nice guys. All three of those companies took a lot of time with me on the phone and at their shops, and I was only looking for a bare hull. They treated me like I had a million dollars to spend, when I was only looking for a $35k hull.

Most the guys on here, including me, are just shooting blind in the dark on what a new 47'-50' downeast is going to cost. Here is a new 42x15 Calvin Beal that is very basic for $367,000. It's so basic, it would need a number of things added to it before it could go working, so add in another $30k - $50k. Obviously a 47 H&H is going to be a lot more than this smaller 42 CB. And the 50 Wesmac, hold onto your hat, it's going to be more than the 47 H&H. My guess to turnkey a basic 47 H&H with the systems you need, probably $475,000+. A basic 50' Wesmac, who knows, $625,000+? When I say basic, I mean you might get a toilet, a chartplotter, a chair to sit on, and a few windows to keep the weather out of the cabin. We're not talking big deck lights, gensets, elaborate electronics, hot water heaters, bow thrusters, accent stripes, stereos, comfy bunk cushions; those all cost extra :D.
 

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Yea I just shot an email to clark island bw, I gave them a wish list of what i would want basically. we will see how things go. man wesmacs are pricy but i love their hulls!
 

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Mighty big boat to truck out to Washington state from Maine :D

Tack on $10K plus to get it out there !!! :D

I think he is returning to Maine after he serves in the military in Washington. And getting a 18' wide boat out to Washington would probably be $35k+. We're talking highway patrol escorts probably the entire route, and some lane closures would probably be required. If a west coast guy needs a boat that wide, it would be better to have an aluminum boat built on the west coast.
 

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There was one shipped out there years ago in two pieces for just that reason, I think it ended up in Hawaii after it was finished on the west coast but I could be wrong. H&h laid up the two halves and loaded them on trailers, they put them together out there.
 

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I think he is returning to Maine after he serves in the military in Washington. And getting a 18' wide boat out to Washington would probably be $35k+. We're talking highway patrol escorts probably the entire route, and some lane closures would probably be required. If a west coast guy needs a boat that wide, it would be better to have an aluminum boat built on the west coast.

Yes I will be returning to the East coast this summer, as far as building this boat though I am about 2-3 years away from that. Just gathering opinions from the experts, which would be you guys!
 

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Damn right and not too many applications can justify the outlay for such new construction.
 

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Damn right and not too many applications can justify the outlay for such new construction.

Offshore lobster and tub trawling I think could justify it. As far as the cost goes I'll be taking a few security contracts over in Kabul after I get out to pay for all of this. I was hoping to break into the lobstering in Maine, it seems as though the permit wait times are far too long, so Mass will be where I fish out of, just gotta pick my uncle's brain to figure out his methods haha.
 

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You'll get a real education when you get with the offshore boys !!

haha yea thats what i am worried about, I've heard that most or all of my gear will get hacked to bits until I earn my keep out there. We will see.
 

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