We have a saying...we make millionaires out of bilionaires, and what we charge for a boat is only half of it. Fueling the things the other half
Originally Posted by Ken Garlock
As for working on it, it will be back. These boats never really leave...at least like you are thinking. The owner will "float it" for awhile down in the Carri bean, then dream up some changes for it, and in the spring come back and have it worked on again. That is in the "service" side of the business and not the "new boat" side, but as a Machinist I do new boat and service work both so I am sure I will be working on it again.
This boat is special to a lot of people because lately they have hired so many people and this is the first boat they worked on. The first boat you work on is generally regarded as "your favorite" naturally. Our boats always get better, but they also take longer to build so they are adding people at an unprecedented level just because the waiting list for a new boat is so long. Still these boat owners already have yachts so waiting is nothing new to them. We don't build a boat that they will like, we build THEIR boat, so its a big difference.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"