>Just drove a Gekko GTO 22 this past weekend. Power was a PCM Apex (317 HP,
>Carb), and the boat was AWESOME - great tracking, wake, etc.
>Mastercafts, Nautiques, etc.? The interiors on the Mastercrafts and Nautiques
>are slightly better, but not by 10 grand.
Actually, you're paying for a lot of R&D, a lot of marketing, and a lot of
other things that probably aren't directly associated with the physical
construction of the boat.
IBM used to do micromanagement of their PCs and they passed on R&D costs
to the finished product so that their R&D department's balance sheet would
not show a loss. I'm not sure its a good way to run a business, but
they've been around for a while and it seemed to work for them.