I am going through the final stages of the building a 38 Northern bay as we speak. Im not sure if you are referring to my posts, but it's quite possible.
As it's been stated, prices are all over the place on DE boats depending on the level of finish. You pretty much get what you pay for when building one. I have seen them finished off for much less then I have into mine and they can be very rough. My boat is certainly not yacht finish and its far from a commercial guys finish. I would say mine is somewhere in between.
If you were to go out and build my boat - just like I have it expect to spend 250-300K depending on how you rig it. I feel like I have alot of boat for what it costs me. Some guys say I have too much into it and other's think it's a bargin.
I can tell you that I didnt cut any corners when it came to hardware or materials when it came to building my boat. I am very anxious to finish my seatrials and get her home!
I am also producing a dvd containing over 2 hours of photo and video which documents the construction of my boat. If anyone is interested I could get you a copy once I have it complete.
To see a short version you can go on you tube and view my 10 minute video posted on there, just search for Northern Bay.
Anyone who wants to talk more feel free to email [email protected]