Well then correct me. I'm very interested in the actual breakdown of parts and labor as it relates to a ONE POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLAR SURFBOARD. How much does the wood cost? How many hours of labor?
Roy you might as well start branding your surfboards under the "Godon Gekko" label because, after all, Greed is Good. Just like Gordon, you are picking these prices out of thin air. And surfing, of course, is an industry where there are dollars to be had.
Thankyou for your interest in the building process Manisses, creation of the latest board can be seen at roystuart.biz.
Regarding the prices, they are an invitation for the kind of wall st fat cats to whom you refer to redistribute some of their wealth in return for unique hand crafted items which others cannot afford. ... and the fact of the matter is that I build and ride these surfboards regardless of the level of income they produce, will continue to do so and have done so in very difficult circumstances in the past.
Either way I'm happy, so don't sweat it... buying after all, is optional.
Last edited by Roy Stuart; Aug 22, 2013 at 08:09 PM.
You know Roy I find it funny how in 62 pages of this thread you have yet to answer the question that myself in post #17 and NYNJ in post #37 put forth. Has anyone ever bought one of your ridiculously priced boards? As I stated in my post in January the Surfer article that featured your Baron model as well as other high dollar collector boards stated that at that time you had not sold one. Is this still true? A simple business plan tells us that if the board had actual value of even 1/4 of your asking price then you would be bankrupt building these and not selling any. Therefore one must deduce that you feel your work has great intrinsic value even though the sales and public opinion do not seem to support this. I'm sure there is no actual way to prove that you have sold one if you state you did so just like the # of licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop, the world may never know.
BTW just so you know I do think your boards a very nice looking and your craftsmanship is very good but the value you seem to put on your work is insane!