It’s clear from speaking to the owners that they thoroughly enjoyed the build of this boat. Nigel particularly was in his element researching products and finding exactly the right thing. And this feeling seems to have transferred to the boat itself, because everything is very harmonious; it feels like a boat full of joy.
The total price of this boat, including all the things the owners have added themselves, is around £170,000. That’s clearly a lot of money, but this is a boat which has the combination of a good shell and a top quality fitout, with some great joinery on show. It’s also worth pointing out that boat builders are all reporting big increases in the cost of components recently, so more and more boats are coming in at this sort of price.
What this boat also shows is that proper collaboration between a builder and an owner can add a great deal to a build, and that’s something money can’t buy. So if you enjoy your build rather than letting it stress you out, the results could just be even better than you hoped.