Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-02-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 21
Electronic Installation Cost

I am told by a Raymarine dealer that the installation cost of a full suite (Radar and Chartplotter and associated devices) is about 150% of the cost of the devices themselves. This seems very high. I priced a package at $7k and was told that the installation would run about $10k The boat is an American Tug 34.

Comments appreciated.
__________________
Advertisement

Russf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
TF Site Team
 
dwhatty's Avatar
 
City: Home Port: Buck's Harbor, Maine
Country: USA
Vessel Name: "Emily Anne"
Vessel Model: 2001 Island Gypsy 32 Europa (Hull #146)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,730
Electronic Installation Cost

Just bought new Garmin electronics (radar and two chartplotters with peripherals) for about $6.5k from a marine nav systems company. Could have gotten them cheaper on internet. Was quoted $1,700 for install plus travel time. Company said if I wanted to install myself they would offer email and telephone support at any time. So far, best deal I have done and well worth the difference in price over the internet vs the approx 10% higher price from the company. They have been fantastic with the support at all hours and no matter how many and how detailed the questions. Worst part of the install has been removing the old stuff and snaking new cables. But I now know the innards of the boat more intimately, which is good. Will have to see if it all goes up in smoke when I fire it up but its been fun so far and hopefully I've saved money in the end.

-- Edited by dwhatty on Monday 2nd of November 2009 06:41:30 PM
__________________

dwhatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
Guru
 
Capn Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 899
RE: Electronic Installation Cost

As an electronics service tech, I can tell you a dealer can not really quote you a price that is realistic. Every boat we do is different and the only way we can estimate an installation is to go on the boat and do a visual inspection. Even then the estimate is based on all thing being equal. Lots of issues can slow things down and increase the time. Labor rates are also all over the board, from $65.00 per hour to $150.00 per hour and all prices in between. Chuck
Capn Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 08:26 PM   #4
TF Site Team
 
Baker's Avatar
 
City: League City, Tx
Country: Texas
Vessel Model: Carver 356
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,630
RE: Electronic Installation Cost

Not to mention the type of electronics we are talking about.....namely, the radar transmitter. I know some big open arrays can cost every bit of that before all the other stuff. If you still have not committed, FURUNO ALL THE WAY!!!!
Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electronic Throttle Controls jlamb15 Power Systems 46 10-08-2014 08:45 AM
Your choice of new electronic suites healhustler Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 60 09-04-2013 01:38 PM
Electronic Display FF Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 4 11-01-2011 07:15 AM
Iveco installation manual and general installation info. Singleprop Power Systems 0 11-01-2011 05:52 AM
Electronic upgrade gwkiwi Californian 3 08-10-2011 08:49 PM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012