When you consider the 10000LBS Plus weight of the 382 I don't think it is to bad. Some of the other boats mentioned are about the same speed and are in the mid 8K range on wieght. The 38ZX weighs approx. 11200 pounds dry and has a 9'3" beam. That is a lot of mass. If you consider a room with 2-3000LBS of boat material sitting in it that is also a lot of the added expense. I think if they put the boats on a diet and all the variables were the same the Formula hull would not be at the back of the pack.