ELLING: A SEMI CUSTOM VERSUS A CUSTOM YACHT
In the motor-yachting world you have a wide choice.
First is the decision to buy a semi custom built yacht or the choice for a full custom built yacht.
Of course: when you have very specific and highly individual wishes: the best way is to design, develop and build a custom built one off yacht.
Major items to consider for a one off yacht are:
> The quality engineering, development and building process is complicated and lasts much longer than that of a semi custom built yacht.
> The price is significantly higher than of a semi custom built yacht (or the overall quality is lower).
> The ‘resale value’ of a full custom built yacht is very unsecure since your individual wishes are not commonplace. Therefore the trade in price varies enormously.
ELLING: SEMI CUSTOM BUILT TOP QUALITY YACHTS
The Elling Shipyard has chosen to build semi custom built yachts. Starting from the best designs and top class engineering we have gained a level of perfection that is hardly achievable with a one off yacht especially in the 15 - 20 meter class.
With our Neptunus pedigree and after building 300-plus top quality motor yachts we can say: the best way is semi custom built in this market segment.
Only when you are considering a motor yacht of 30 - 35 meter or larger a one off can be a valuable alternative (but expensive!)
One off means:
> high development and engineering costs OR low(er) quality into every detail of the development, engineering and building process
> a very high investment for one yacht since the development and engineering costs (naval architecture, hull, deck, technics, interior etc. etc.) can NOT be spread out over the whole series of yachts which is the case for semi custom built yachts.
> higher risks for expensive mistakes in the building
> higher risks for delay in the building process (quite common!)
Many Choices to customize your Elling
Altough hull, deck and general layout of all Elling yachts are fixed, there are lots of choices to be made! From hull color to engine, from upholstery to AV- and navigation equipment; from airconditioning to.... extra’s you like.
Please visit the shipyard to see what Perfection into Every Detail means at Elling.
And if you like some further reading please visit:
Note: This article was written in 2009 (after the credit crash) so the price conclusions are outdated but the general content is worth reading and considering.