Steve i agree totally, and as for a NEW apache its alot differant then to restore onit ITS STILL A 91 boat not an 08 so that has no weight behind it.
Must be really clean!!
This isn't an easy place to work but peole usually stay for quite a while. We have only one rule- it gets done in the best way possible- no matter who came up with the idea. When someone comes to me about something and tells me they have a better way, I know I've doe my job in teaching them how to do better and to constantly look for improvement. Second-rate guys get eaten alive. You half-ass something around here and everyone will watch you like a hawk until proven otherwise- or you leave. We've never had a bad year and never laid anyone off. Our customers love us- not because we never screw up or because we're cheap, they love us because no matter what the circumstances, the job gets done and done right or we don't leave. Period.
Clean? We had a new guy who showed up with an older car that he wasn't taking great care of. On his 4th day, the guys told him to hang around after work. They brought out buckets, rags and a lawn chair. They sat him in the chair and gave him a beer. They then detailed his car like it was a new Porsche- while he watched. Basically the message- no matter what it is, treat it like you're proud of it. Unfortunately he didn't last. Good, bright guy but just wasn't willing to "do the job".
Sounds like the place I oughta be.
I couldn't agree with your philosophy any more. I am the same way. I don't care if I lose money on a job,it has to be right. Obviously, I am in this to make money, however I realize I'll never be rich. I just had an engine on the dyno for 2 weeks, at a cost of 500 a day. It stayed on the dyno until it was done. It turned out better than I expected, making more hp than I thought it would. Point is, I lost money dynoing that engine. The customer was thrilled with the outcome and that's all that matters. He knows how hard I worked on his engine and how many late nights were involved. I'm pretty sure he will be a customer of mine for a long time to come.
Sorry for the sidetrack. I just wish more people were like that. It is certainly needed in the marine industry.
By the way, if they can find someone to pay 250K for the boat, then it is worth it. That person won't be me. There are to many other choices in that price range that are bigger, faster, nicer, etc.
I have some T-Shirts that are about 20 years old......I guess they might be worth 300-400 bucks a piece now! Crazy friggin price on that boat!
Yea but are they re-stitched by Prada??
A lot of people pay a LOT of money to re-store a boat to their satisfaction. And this boat is CLEAN! But to expect to recover your costs any time (let alone in this market) is rediculous.
The fact its been for sale at that price for a long time is proof alone it's priced over market (waaaaaaaaay over market). Not faulting the seller for trying. What the hell, maybe someone will bite, maybe he doesn't even care if the boat sells but has that much into it and if someone wants it that bad he'll sell it for that price (everythings for sale right?).
bottom line....That boat will never sell at that price.
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