you know if a guy wants to go spend the money he worked for on a shit load of molds all the more power for him. there is no law stopping you going out to buy somebody to. atleast somebody is there if you want one. how would like to be rp's position with some burn't up molds that nobody is ever going to get a hull again. when he starts making millions he will have compation. just like when steel went through the roof everybody became a scrapper. so when he puts his helicopter and pad in his back yard you might want to start building molds to. atleast the molds didn't end up destroyed. i think if you start a list you will see there is alot of good molds still out there. its proven that one man can only breathe that much resin on till his done to.
The point here is not money on Stewarts end, because from what I have heard, he basically stole them from the Libby's, I heard he paid less than 3,000 each for them.
Back in October on a Saturday morning I was poking around on google and found a Maine number for Ernest Libby. I wanted to talk with someone about the 34.
I dialed the number and an "older gentleman" answered the phone. It was Mr. Libby himself. We talked for a while, nice guy, talked about his 34.
He stated to me he was in very bad health and his kids/grandids had no real interest in building boats. They were fishermen.
That was about it with the conversation.
Dave I would have to disagree on this one, one business stacking up on the molds and doing away with the competition is never a good thing. Seems like the pricing has fallen in line with Wesmac.
I think you should be applauded for your business savy and ability to continue the Downeaster tradition, it's without a doubt a little piece of"Americana" that should live on. I have an expression a little knowledge is dangerous and those cynacal or critical should perhaps pause a moment and maybe reconsider their stance. You're in business to build boats and keep your workers employed. The lion share of people buying lobster boats usually research their purchase and if a builder declines in quality it'll surface. I've never met you in person but our conversations have been well received on both ends.
Stewart,Thank You Gentlemen!!! We have been updating the websites. keep checking them out . The work in progress has been updated recently. We are finishing up on a 38 Calvin Beal finished out as a high end yacht. Everything is polished out inside. getting ready to get Awlgripped. This should be one of the fanciest CB 38 that I know of. Tons of room in these boats for the cruiser/sportfish application. We are starting another 38 Calvin yacht in 2 weeks. this one is heading to New York. We hope to have our new 30 in production May 2012. Cant wait till we get this one floating. Several people interested. I would like to get one built before the summer so we can play around with the Lobsterboat races but I am not sure if time will let us. We will try for sure.Abunch of 38 and 44 Calvin Beal kits to build. The new shop is working great. We are looking fwd to a great spring and summer. Thanks for all the support. Keep an eye out for the "new ships store" on my websites. We are starting out selling Calvin Beal and SW Boatworks Jackets,shirts,totes etc... Young Brothers coats and shirts will be real soon!
Thanks Again, Stewart