Just read your message regarding restoring your Barefoot Falcon. I have a 1991 Barefoot Falcon with exact same floor issues. I also had to replaced the stringers and am in the process of replacing the floor. My question is regarding the need to replace the foam. Like you I have several hundred pounds of saturated foam removed and I am not certain to replace it or leave it without foam. Do you are anyone know if the foam is necessary for any structural support, or is it just for sound and flotation?
We are the dealer here in Utah and can give you a bit of context here.
The price we have posted online is MSRP. It is a number that is determined by the Centurion factory and not by our dealership. This is the same for all Centurion dealerships nationwide. Per our dealer agreements, we are required to ONLY post MSRP online as the price on the boats and can't post the price we actually sell the boats for, which is why we also put "CALL FOR PRICE" on all listings.
MSRP is an arbitrary number that is primarily used to value a boat for financing purposes, which is why it is inflated considerably compared to the price we actually sell the boats for. Every boat manufacturer has a similar MSRP markup and discount for actually selling the boat. Nautique actually inflates the MSRP more than Centurion does.
As far as the prices go, in our market, a Ri237 / Ri257 sells for about $10k less than a G23 / G25, if they are optioned the same. The Nautique dealer here in Utah brings a lot of boats in stripped down to show lower prices where most of the boats we have at the boat show are fully loaded Ri boats with all the bells and whistles.
Hope that helps clarify a few things for anyone that is looking at pricing.
Honcho my advice if spending that sort of $$ is look at soulcraft or Chaos. Both Jeff and Nick have been building boards for years and with that experience comes amazing boards that work not to mention the quality and pride they put into their products.
My wife and I went to the Utah boat show last weekend. Here are some of our take-aways:
We love Centurions. We own a 2015 FS44 that has a killer surf wave. Colors are awesome. Other than lack of storage, we have really enjoyed this boat.
Anyway... The Centurion dealers at the boat show made us really laugh. The boats are awesome, but their pricing strategy is seriously up in the night! The price they are advertising for an RI257 is over $200K! (online also) The funny thing is that they are not actually trying to get that out of it. They are doing to old trick of setting the price really high, and then saying "but your price is X", as if people are that uneducated and are going to fall for the good deal trick. LOL! To top it off, the price they are actually trying to get from an RI257 is still higher than a Nautique G25!
So in Utah, if you think Nautique G23 or 25 are expensive, wait until you look at the Centurion RI237 or 257! Wow!