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Rob,

Assuming they are made in Thailand like some other RS boats, you have double accounted for shipping (if anything shipping to Oz May be cheaper than to UK). Also you used the VAT inclusive price (20%) and then added GST. There is also (here at least) an introductory discount. And that isn't even mentioning the ludicrously strong Aussie dollar, which is hardly the fault of RS, but which surely is softening the cost of imports for you.

What does a new Laser xd cost in Oz these days?

 

Fireball

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Rob,

Assuming they are made in Thailand like some other RS boats, you have double accounted for shipping (if anything shipping to Oz May be cheaper than to UK). Also you used the VAT inclusive price (20%) and then added GST. There is also (here at least) an introductory discount. And that isn't even mentioning the ludicrously strong Aussie dollar, which is hardly the fault of RS, but which surely is softening the cost of imports for you.

What does a new Laser xd cost in Oz these days?
Australia has a free trade agreement with Thailand, so there shouldn't be any import duties into Australia. Correcting for the lower GST (10% versus VAT of 20%) and assuming equal shipping costs gives a price of $10,337

RS Sailing: is this roughly what it will cost in Aus?

 

RobG

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Hi RobG

I would like to buy a second hand Mach 2 for very close to AU$14k. Any leads?

(serious enquiry!)

Thanks
I'm sure you know who/where to ask to find boats in the $15-18k range. They aren't hanging around, you have to wait for them to come up.

Rob,

Assuming they are made in Thailand like some other RS boats, you have double accounted for shipping (if anything shipping to Oz May be cheaper than to UK). Also you used the VAT inclusive price (20%) and then added GST. There is also (here at least) an introductory discount. And that isn't even mentioning the ludicrously strong Aussie dollar, which is hardly the fault of RS, but which surely is softening the cost of imports for you.

What does a new Laser xd cost in Oz these days?
Fair enough. I used the current exchange rate, so if it's currently "ludicrously strong" then things won't get better in that regard.

 

Martin Wadhams

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Slow down....you're running ahead of us with Olympic talk! We've always believed the Aero has big potential - and it has certainly been a bit of a challenge this week keeping up with the response. But we haven't ever discussed the Olympics and have learned the hard way that what will be, will be, on that front...

Please bear with us on the launch pricing around the world. Announcements will follow as soon as possible - along with other launch info for each region.

Actually, manufacture will be in the UK. The design and construction system have focussed on keeping man-hours as low as possible, to make this feasible. And freight will be efficient due to the shape / stacking to allow a lot of boats in a box. We are working with a company who's main business is in parts for the aircraft and other industries - high tech composites specialist.

 

Speng

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Don't convert the UK pounds to other currencies because that at least has the 17% or whatever VAT in it. If the lower US$7500 price is right for the US then that is competitive with a Laser. The D-0 is interesting as well. With Laser class turmoil the blood is in the water...

 

WestCoast

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Hoping to sail the Aero in a few weeks while visiting RS with another guy from our store.

I can confirm there will be a North American launch pricing offer, but seems like demand in the UK will soak up production time for a while.

Can't say what price, but expect it to be attractive.

I've been doing this a while now, and seen a lot of singlehanded boats. I'm biased, but from the information I've gotten about the project, I have a suspicion the RS boys have nailed this.

 

European Bloke

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70 BOATS ORDERED! Now that's a home run imho. KO in Galveston is an RS dealer, will they get some?
I understand that they are fully returnable deposits if you decide it's not for you following a test sail. That said those I know who've put deposits down are quite excited and serious about actually owning one.

 

Speng

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FWIW, VAT is 20% now. OMG. WTF. ETC.
Schiesse! Maybe they should start putting it on booze. You Poms certainly drink enough that the overall rate might come down. One would have though that the Tories would be cutting taxes rather than raising them but your Conservatives are different from ours.

Anybody have any facts/baseless opinions on the Aero relative to the D0?

 

Speng

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Slow down....you're running ahead of us with Olympic talk! We've always believed the Aero has big potential - and it has certainly been a bit of a challenge this week keeping up with the response. But we haven't ever discussed the Olympics and have learned the hard way that what will be, will be, on that front...

Please bear with us on the launch pricing around the world. Announcements will follow as soon as possible - along with other launch info for each region.

Actually, manufacture will be in the UK. The design and construction system have focussed on keeping man-hours as low as possible, to make this feasible. And freight will be efficient due to the shape / stacking to allow a lot of boats in a box. We are working with a company who's main business is in parts for the aircraft and other industries - high tech composites specialist.
Dinghy manufacturer with their minds in the 21 century... Cheers mate!

 

torrid

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Hey Martin - how much of this is a play for the 2020 Olympics? With the Laser so sloppy right now and years of litigation ahead, the question has gotta be asked, doesn't it?
Make it an Olympic class? Way to kill the class, even before it gets started.

 

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