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I am just wondering what everyones thoughts are on pro built wharrams in south east Asia morally.
My gut feeling about getting something like this built with cheaper labour in an area like SEA isnt good, however I am unsure of the details of the set up there.
Does anyone have any comments, thoughts. For me in one case if I can get a wharram pro built by doatbuilders with skills likely beyond mine for a reasonble price them it sounds good, however I want to act ethically and with the best interests of both parties at mind.
Thanks for the comments so far, the creating local jobs and money into their economy is a bonus I would think. I had read the Razzledazzle story before, and yes very scary. Keep the thoughts coming
Thomas, i wonder if it would not be cheaper to hire a retired/builder/carpenter to show you the ropes?
I know builders have done this with good results.You also know exactly what the hell is going on with yer boat.
Yes, having a boat built by someone else a long way away would make it hard to check up on its build quality. I have another question, I see a company CKD in south africa offers the tiki 38 with much of the parts cnc cut, a quick google shows more details, with australias current exchange what they offer seems too cheap to be true. does anyone have any experience with CKD kits or knowledge of geting something like that imported into Aus.
Why not find a reputable builder in South Africa? After all they do build a lot of quality cats down there.Having it imported into Aus would be easy if you could find a good agent who deals with this kind of stuff.A mate of mine was a production manager for high end eruo yachts built in RSA. He knows the boat building industry better than i do over there. P.M me and i can give you his details.
Alex does CKD build boats?