GCCOLVIN: I with you wait for a true and unbiased answer from SF lovers. Yet my following words may clarify somethings up. About the cost of building, there is the cost of the hull, the cost of equipment, the cost of interiors, and the cost of the finish, not to mention the cost of the design and styling when building a custom boat, so the buyer can push and pull between spending and saving in any of those factors and according to the requirement. If you are looking for a custom build, then you have a wide range of options all around the world, there are boat yards that are experienced and capable of boat building in other Scandinavian countries, in UK, in France, in Turkey, in Australia, in the US, in Brazil (Inace is one good builder to mention), in East Asia. The design, requirement and budget will dictate your real options. You have to consider something regarding building material, am not a huge fan of Aluminium because of its metal fatigue traits, I would prefer GRP over it specially with the reinforcement of Kevlar that is more common nowadays. The last thing I wanna say is, a boat builder can claim anything about the boat category, after all each hull as its own performance characteristics so don't take the category for granted, see dynamic test results of the design, the weights, loads, equipment and all the factors that effect performance and stability, nowadays there are performance simulation programs that can factor everything into the equation. So the need of a good design and an accomplished project manager and good communication between naval architect, stylist, project manager, yard and owner is the key for building the dream boat. Have a nice day all.