In this page we will share the cost for our sailboat renovation and give shortcuts to where more information can be found. To read more detailed about our renovation, all blog posts related to our renovation can be found under the categories: Renovation and Engine.
A little note about us and our mindset when renovating our sailboat. We bought an old (built 1965), relatively cheap sailboat (read more about it under About-> The Boat), which was in need for some renovation. The boat had some bigger plastic cracks and the engine wouldn’t start, for example. When it comes to the renovation we do all the work we can ourselves, which saves us a lot of money and at the same time we get to know our boat, its flaws etc and if something breaks on the way we can fix it ourselves. We also look around on the internet a lot to find the best and cheapest parts and don’t mind waiting a while if necessary.
Even though it has been a lot of time and money put into the renovation we really like our boat and we enjoy (usually at least) being at the boat doing renovation work.
One thing we have learned so far, the “Other” costs while renovating are always bigger than first expected, it all the really small costs but bunched together they make up for quite a lot.
There is a lot of detailed costs below, but maybe for someone planning a sailing trip and are planning some renovation before that it might help to see what others spend money on and how much.
Total cost for our sailboat renovation so far (see more details about the costs below):
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Content for this PAGE
- Deck renovations
- Electrical system
- Engine (Volvo Penta MD19)
- Fresh water
- Generator (Zeise Liliput Multi Power)
- Holding tank
- Kitchen renovation
- Mast & Rig
- Smaller costs
- Total cost for renovations related to the bilge:
SEK USD EUR Fuel tanks 1’151 127 109 Other 2’409 265 229
- The costs for our fuel tank renovation included:
- Gasket material
- The other costs for work related to the bilge includes:
- A new bilge pump
- Cleaning materials
- –and other connections, hoses, etc
- All posts related to our fuel tank renovation can be found under the tag Fuel Tank and all posts related to the bilge can be found under the tag: Bilge.
- Cost for plastic repairs in the cockpit so far:
- The plastic repair costs here includes:
- Polyester and glass fiber to repair cracks in the plastic
- Paint for the cockpit
- The other costs related to the cockpit includes
- Storage hatches
- All plastic repair work we have done and will do can be found under the tag: Plastic Repair and all our renovations of the cockpit can be found under the tag: Cockpit.
The deck renovation consists of:
- Plastic repairs
- Repairs for the guardrail
- Pieces of stainless steel to prevent leakages from chainplates etc
- Total cost for electrical system:
- The costs for the electrical system includes:
- Fuses, circuit breakers, etc
- Terminals, cables, etc
- Shore power components
- 230V installation
- All blog posts related to our electrical system can be found under the tag: Electrical system.
ENgine – volvo penta MD19
- Total cost for engine renovation:
- For more details about the engine renovation costs, click HERE. This post shows the detailed costs for the engine renovation we did the winter 2018/19 and after that we’ve had some additional engine costs when doing the installation of the engine. That is the reason that the total costs for the engine on this page doesn’t match the total cost in the blog post.
- Information about were we found spare parts to our Volvo Penta MD19 can be found HERE.
- All blog posts related to our engine restoration can be found under the category: Engine.
The fresh water renovation consists of:
- A new water tank for the watermaker
- Pipe connections
- All blog posts related to our fresh water renovation can be found under the tag Fresh Water or the tag Watermaker.
Generator – Zeise Liliput Multi Power
- Cost for generator renovation:
The costs for the generator includes:
- A service kit for the circulation pump and the water pump
- New diesel filter
- All posts related to the generator renovation can be found under the tag: Generator.
- The holding tank renovation consists of:
- Buying a new holding tank
- Black water pump
- Toilet hoses
- Other small costs
- All posts related to holding tank renovation can be found under the tag Holding tank.
- Total cost for the work we have done to the interior
- The costs for the interior includes:
- Fake leather material for the roof panels
- Fabric for curtains etc
- Glue, cleaning material, screws
- Mahogany and other wood
- All blog posts related to our electrical system can be found under the tag: Interior.
- The kitchen renovation consists of:
Mast & Rig
The mast and rig renovation consists of:
- New traveler
- Some instruments
- Some new shrouds
- Equipment for reefing the mainsail
- … and a bunch of other small things like shackles, brackets etc
- All blog posts related to our rig and mast renovations can be found under the tag Rig or the tag Mast.
- Other smaller costs we’ve had during our sailboat renovation:
SEK USD EUR External renovation 3’334 367 317 System renovation 6’637 730 631 Internal renovation 3’477 382 330
- The other costs for external renovations includes:
- Smaller parts for the rig
- Cleaning material
- Sanding paper for cockpit renovation
- Painting materials
- The other costs for system renovations includes:
- Hoses, hose connections
- Other connections
- The other costs for internal renovations includes:
- Screws, nuts
- Cleaning materials
This page about the cost for our sailboat renovation was updated on March 4th 2020 with current exchange rates: SEK->USD: 0.11 and SEK->EUR: 0.095.