Check this out, page 42:
"Designing surfboards is an art for Roy Stuart, who is perhaps the world’s most venerated surfboard sculptor, crafting all his rides by hand. Although he builds only two boards a year, his logoand signature-less rides are instantly recognizable. Stuart’s latest creation is theHotkurl 2013, a
compact 10-foot, five-inch board that is the result of a 16-year development program that utilizes
synergized hydrodynamic innovations. Fashioned in empress wood—Stuart specializes in wooden
boards—and covered in stainless steel and 23K gold gilding, the technologically advanced board
is the designer’s fastest and smoothest ride yet. It is also the world’s most expensive surfboard,
which at $1.47 million, is an almost priceless expression by the “Stradivari of surfboard shapers.”
Contact: Owner Roy Stuart, (647) 882-1560; email@example.com; www.roystuart.biz "
Last edited by Roy Stuart; Sep 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM.
Charles you say you mostly come to check the forecast but have 173 posts in less than 2 months. Seems you doing a lot of posting.
Again neither one of you two will come clean with the actual cost of materials to make these boards. Here is the cost sheet from my shaper for my last board:
Glassing and color: $200
Cost for him shaping it: $125
Total: $415 we have been friends since 1990 so he cuts me a break but you get the picture. Oh and just so you do get the picture I have included it below.
Yellow Single fin.jpg
Let's see you guys' cost?
Last edited by rcarter; Sep 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM.
It's not a review it is a product feature... advertising... it's out there, hard copy in private jets and super yachts, sorry but I doubt if the readers have heard of you or your bottom feeding opinion of what the herd supposedly group thinks.
If you were to be sentenced to hang if and when a board sells for over a million, would you feel safe or would you have a nagging thought that someone might be 'crazy' enough to do it?
... and speaking of home and garden the 'Hotkurl' also features in the latest 'Robb Report: Home and Style' magazine. The luxury goods mags can't get enough of it.
Last edited by Roy Stuart; Sep 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM.
The materials cost is irrelevant to the finished price, that's why.
Again neither one of you two will come clean with the actual cost of materials to make these boards.
I don't have to buy into your materials plus average hourly rate paradigm, and I don't.
Thanks for the picture of your latest board. I rode foam shortboard singles for 20 years and although I liked them at the time I have moved light years ahead of them, in my opinion. They are outdated.
Last edited by Roy Stuart; Sep 18, 2013 at 11:10 PM.
Those members who have shown an avid interest in what I sell, when I sell it and how much I sell it for will no doubt be pleased to receive the following live update: A custom hand drawn set of plans for the 'Earl' 10-6 sold 30 minutes ago for US$200.
Paper cost $2, ink 40c, time spent drawing to be advised, postage and packaging to be advised.
Last edited by Roy Stuart; Sep 18, 2013 at 11:21 PM.
I imagine that Stradivari could elecit beautiful sounds from his creations, much like the maestros he made them for.
One of these images reminds me of Barber's Adagio for Strings, one does not. Both individuals have been described as innovative and master craftsman.
Just by different folks, for very different reasons.