Subject: Re: [harryproa] need a builder
From: "Rob Denney" <>
Date: 3/29/2008, 10:58 AM


Thanks for all the help.  Amazing the depth of knowledge available if
you know who to ask.  I will let you know the choice when it is made.

The boat will be available for charter through Seabbatical, so any
expressions of interest should be sent to them, or me.   May even be
some early bird discounts available.  ;-)    Actually, if there is any
interest, I could talk to the owner about the first charter/delivery
being a bunch of people from this list.



On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 10:28 AM, Doug Haines <> wrote:

Wow, you got a few contacts Carlos.

By the way I could do the up North trip now, as good time to bail out of
Perth, with real estate prices here.


carlos Solanilla <> wrote:

You may want to try Trinidad -
here is the link for marinas in Trinidad

Samson Boatyard in San Fernando is mentioned under a amateur builder who
wanted a low cost project:
Here is the link to the caribbean yellow pages showing Samson boats listed

I can e-mail back home in Venezuela to two of my boat building buddies and
ask them about rates and any import issues - the Bolivar is very low and in
the past you could find rustic but very good shipyards either in Margarita
Island (more expensive), Puerto La Cruz, or in Morrocoy or Tucacas - much
cheaper - let me know if this is a good route for you.
My best friend keeps his yatch in his waterfront condo in Puerto La Cruz and
he can tell me which marina can give you a good deal
Here is the link for Venezuela:

 I also have good friends in Jamaica but now we are talking hurricane alley
- that is the good thing about Trinidad and Venezuela - not one single
hurricane since the 1800

----- Original Message ----
From: Dale Bolton <>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 8:13:46 AM
Subject: RE: [harryproa] need a builder

Hi Gang  the cost of boatbuilding over the years has I'm sure caused us all
to spend many hours thinking. The difficulty as I see it is that when it
cost more than $10 and hour to build it just does not makes sense. Here is
Canada it is had to find a good builder for less than $35 hour and they need
that much to stay open. . When you pay that much it is impossible to get the
money back. Not sure what they want in the Caribbean or Central/South


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