Ovington New Ship
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5th February 2017 at 8:30am #9468
Plenty of choice for a new boat in the UK now. Ovingtons new OK ready to go. Jim Hunt, Terry Curtis and Nick Craig have had input into the new boat.Final Designed by Phil Morrison. Looks Nice. Looking forward to seeing a few on the water. I am sure it will be quick.1st March 2017 at 1:46pm #17094DougPowellParticipant
Prices have been released……1st March 2017 at 4:38pm #17095
and…..1st March 2017 at 4:43pm #17096
Well don’t leave it there, where, ? or is it a secret.1st March 2017 at 5:59pm #17097AndyMParticipant
i was curious as to their cost back in November so contacted Nathan Batchelor. He sent me an email today
hull with mast bearings and measurement is £5,500 inc Vat
fully fitted hull with C/B and fixed rudder is £7595 inc VAT
folis are over £1,000 inc VAT.
Andy1st March 2017 at 6:19pm #17099
Thank you Andy that is helpful for the members.
Looking forward to catching up at Alton Water.1st March 2017 at 6:38pm #17100AndyMParticipant
Looking forward to it. Will undoubtely be bringing up the rear but be great to catch up with everyone.
Andy1st March 2017 at 8:57pm #17101DougPowellParticipant
Sorry for not posting prices earlier, I wasn’t too sure how public the prices were / whether Ovington wanted the actual numbers on a forum.
Question: Why does a Phantom cost £4150 for a bare hull and a Solo cost £3800 for a bare hull, but an OK costs £5500.
I was hoping for a number around £4000-$4200 for a new hull
Will still take a look at it at the weekend, but that might be the closest I get to owning one.1st March 2017 at 9:47pm #17102Paul CraigParticipant
What a shame.
While I appreciate the main bulkhead/centreboard case moulding is an awkward one, how an OK can be more costly to build in FRP than a Solo I don’t know. My suspicion is that Ovington are working on the fact that OK sailors tend to have deeper pockets than Phantom or Solo sailors.2nd March 2017 at 9:19pm #17103
I can’t imagine that there’s much difference between covers, trailers, fittings etc between the OK and other singlehanded classes. Accepted carbon masts do add a grand or so I guess. I have heard that other classes have changed bits of their rules to make FRP boats cheaper. Not sure but i think they reduce the number of mouldings etc.3rd March 2017 at 9:16am #17104
Karen, in answer to your comments. Having just had a new boat built I have the prices for all items associated with building and fitting out a new boat. I will list them but be ready to be shocked. It is not a secret but more embarrassing to list these prices. It really does highlight the cost of this wonderful little boat. All prices are listed for new items. Mast £1800, Boom complete £320, Sail £750, Foils £975, Fittings good quality not all Harken but Harken where max stress is required, £1500, Trailer and Trolley, £800, Covers £320. Total price £6465. Now add the price of the hull. I will use the new Ovington price as this is what has triggered this thread. (Others May be cheaper.) £5500. Total, £11965. Scary stuff.3rd March 2017 at 9:55am #17105PhantomTitchParticipant
Of course a new ship is going to be expensive!!! they all are that’s why I am sailing 2100, Hull, Tin Rig and sails, new top cover combi for £2.5K, Carbon mast which is marginally better than the tin rig, with two sails £750 so out on the water for $3.2K , so if you have a fat wallet get a new ship, if you don’t then search for a second hand option, the satisfaction level is probably greater beating a newer boat with an older ship anyways!!
John n Two Bells x3rd March 2017 at 11:05am #17107
John is correct, these prices do not restrict interested parties buying second hand. He is also right as in any other class, cheaper older boats well sailed can beat those in much newer ships. That is the way of the World.
However John try a search for a second hand boat with a half decent rig. Not that easy. So if anybody out there has a boat they are considering selling ? get it on the website. For Sale. Time is right to sell, good money to be had.3rd March 2017 at 11:40am #17110
Colin has taken the Initiative and sent out a message to all members asking if there are any boats out there For Sale. Well done Mr Meddows. Lets hope we have a little success. Or a big one either way is good.3rd March 2017 at 2:54pm #17112
Ken I guess what I was trying to say was apart from the extra £1k for a carbon mast, the cost for fittings, foils, boom, covers, combi, boom, sail and foils for a Solo must be pretty much the same as it would be for an OK, so if you can get a ready to go Solo for £8k the OK ‘should’ be about £9kish. If it’s £3k more than that there must be something in the build that adds cost. I’m sure a few classes like the Fireballs have changed rules that made sense when they were home built to reduce building costs in plastic. I’m just suggesting it is perhaps worth the class asking the main builders which bits add costs and if they could change something to make the moulding and bonding together easier (without changing the boat altogether) what would it be. If we are about the same cost or more expensive than an Osprey which had more sails, more fittings, a longer hull with tricky ‘pleats’ up front at the bow there must be something inheritely tricky about moulding OKs
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