Tom. Well, there's paint jobs and there's paint jobs. My 76 was in advanced stages of gel coat oxidation. Had typical spider cracks and 40 years worth of dings and scratches. The hull gel coat, amazingly, is in great condition. So I was looking for a shearline up paint job.
The local, high quality yards quoted me $1 - 1.2k/ft for fairing and sprayed Awlgrip. These guys are good and produce what I call Ferrari grade paintwork. Beautiful stuff.
I wound up using an independent fellow who rolls & tips. I had the opportunity to watch this guy repaint a 55 cheoy Lee that lives on my pier. They produced a reasonably faired and finished job - in car resto circles what I would call a good "20 foot" finish. Not perfect, but quite presentable. At 2', you can pick it apart on quarter size details.
That ran me $175/ft. The deal was sweetened for me in that my 60 Willys jeep was taken in trade for most of cost.