BLUEFISH ZCC - PROGRAMME ESTIMATES & COSTS

Zero carbon shipping enabling research program costings and estimates

 

 

BLUEFISH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT INDEX A-Z

 

 

 

Large scale model of the PlanetSolar ZCC world record solar powered boat

 

Large scale model of the PlanetSolar, the current speed and size record holder

 

 

1/20th MODEL COST ESTIMATES INCLUDING IP

 

Previous test models came in at under 1,000 each on average. The most expensive test model to date was the 2nd SWATH design, which in 1996 worked out at 3,000 due to the submarine technology incorporated, moulds, etc. Today that would be more than 10,000, not including labour. The present development programme involves significantly more tube cutting, sheet metal fabrication and welding, plus the need for a virtual production run with jigs, is likely to cost somewhat more. The costs below do not include labour, which would more than double the total figure.

 

 

A. TIMBER FRAME COSTS

 

To keep costs down, use popular off-the-shelf sizes. All of these items are available from any good timber merchant. We used Stamco in Eastbourne, who gave reasonably keen prices. We shop around for bargains and find that Wenban Smith is also good value.

 

1 Plywood 8' x 4' x 10mm

20.00

2 Chipboard 2400 x 1200 x 12mm

15.00

3 Chipboard 1200 x 400 x 20mm

  5.00

4 Prepared pine 145mm x 2100mm x 20mm

12.00

5 Treated timber 10200 x 95mm x 45mm

14.00

6 Untreated timber 12000 x 60mm x 40mm

12.00

7 PVA wood glue 1 liter

12.00

8 Hinges and fixings

20.00

9 Plywood 8' x 4' x 25mm

30.00

 

Sub-Total (ex VAT):

140.00

Delivery:

   10.00

UK VAT 20.0%:

   30.00

A Timber Total:

180.00

 

 

B. PV PANELS, W.GENS, PROP MOTORS, BATTERIES and ACTUATORS 

 

The product and suppliers of this equipment is classified.

 

1 PV

200.00

2 WG

50.00

3 Motor

100.00

4 Batteries (radio and computers only)

30.00

5 Servos

150.00

6 Pumps

60.00

7 Sensors

30.00

8 Audio

40.00

9 Radio

200.00

10 Lights

25.00

 

Sub-Total (ex VAT):

825.00

Delivery:

   0.00

UK VAT 20.0%:

   237.00

B Propulsion Total:

1062.00

 

 

C. NAVIGATION & COLREGS ELECTRONICS

 

The product and suppliers of this equipment is classified.

 

1 GPS

60.00

2 Computers main (incl development boards)

180.00

3 Compass

50.00

4 Cameras

300.00

5 Lasers

120.00

6 IR

40.00

7 Sonar

90.00

8 Microprocessors (stand alone robotic functions)

70.00

9 Radio control (receiver for drone mode)

60.00

10 Other

400.00

 

Sub-Total (ex VAT):

1370.00

Delivery:

   0.00

UK VAT 20.0%:

   274.00

C Navigation Total:

1,664.00

 

 

D. IP, PATENTS, DESIGN COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARKS

 

The following is for the UK and US, other filings are under review.

 

1 UK Patent to 3.5 years

5690.00

2 US Patent to 7.5 years ($4200)

2585.00

3 Bluebird Trademarks

3000.00

4 Bluefish Copyright and Designs

0.00

5 Other legal

0.00

6 International know how

0.00

7 Patents attorneys

0.00

 

Sub-Total (ex VAT):

11275.00

Delivery:

   0.00

UK VAT 20.0%:

   0.00

D IP Total:

11,275.00

 

 

 

E. OVERHEADS, OFFICE, WORKSHOP, STORAGE, TRANSPORT & COMMS (12 MONTHS)

 

1 Office

3680.00

2 Workshop & e

2160.00

3 Storage

1440.00

4 Transport

1350.00

5 Insurances

900.00

 

Sub-Total (ex VAT):

9530.00

Delivery:

   0.00

UK VAT 20.0%:

   0.00

E Overheads Total:

9,530.00

 

 

F. COSTING ESTIMATES ALLY FOR R/C MODEL ACTIVE HULL BUILD @ 1/20TH SCALE

 

4 2000 mm x 1000 mm x 1.0 mm - 5251 H22 - Standard mill finish

18.60

74.40

2 Aluminium Round Tube (6063T6) 21/2 in x 16 swg - 2500 mm

9.76

19.52

1 Aluminium Square Tube (6063T6) 3/4 in x 3/4 in x 16 swg - 2500 mm

3.63

3.63

5 Aluminium Round Tube (6063T6) 1/2 in x 18 swg - 2500 mm

1.72

8.60

1 Aluminium Round Tube (6082T6) 23/4 in x 16 swg - 5000 mm

22.72

22.72

2 Aluminium Round Tube (6063T6) 3 in x 16 swg - 2500 mm

12.49

24.97

2 Aluminium Round Tube (6063T6) 3/8 in x 16 swg - 2000 mm

2.40

4.80

5 Aluminium Round Tube (6063T6) 5/8 in x 18 swg - 2500 mm

2.80

14.00

 

Sub-Total (ex VAT):

172.65

Price Break Discount (ex VAT):

-     8.63

Sheet Metal Shipping Rate (ex VAT):

  49.90

UK VAT 20.0%:

  42.78

F Ally Total:

256.70

 

 

G. COSTING ESTIMATES FOR R/C MODEL CRUISE MISSILES x 4 @ 1/20TH SCALE

 

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Tubes . 10
Nose & tail fins . 80
Paints . 10
Compressed air system . 100
Fins . 10
Propellant . 40
Firing mechanisms . 50
Sensors . 100
RC controls . 150
Fastenings . 20
Labour: fabrication 2 weeks 800
Premises 1 month 600
Modelers insurance . 100
. . .
Cruise build Sub Total    2,070.0
. . .
Contingency @ 35%  724.5
. . .
. G CRUISE Total  2,794.5

 

 

H. COSTING ESTIMATES FOR R/C MODEL SAM MISSILES x 24 @ 1/20TH SCALE

 

.
Missiles x 24 . 600
Materials . 150
Paints . 15
Servos x 8 . 240
RC firing & control . 300
Sensors . 300
Fastenings . 40
Labour: fabrication 6 weeks 2,400
Premises 2 months 1,200
Insurances .  1,000
. . .
SAMs build Sub Total    6,245
. . .
Contingency @ 35%    2,185
. . .
. H SAMs Total    8,430
. . .

 

 

I. COSTING ESTIMATES FOR R/C MODEL ROV MINE COUNTERMEASURES 1/20TH SCALE

 

.
.
Tubing . 30
Nose & tail domes . 80
Paints . 20
Propellers . 50
Motors, controllers and RC . 500
Batteries . 200
Cabling . 160
Fastenings . 20
Sensors & cameras . 200
Computers . 200
Hull controls and servos ' 500
Labour: hull modifications '1 week 500
Labour: ROV '2 week 1000
Modelers insurance . 00
. . .
ROV build Sub Total    2,960
. . .
Contingency @ 35%    1,036
. . .
. I ROV Total  3,996

 

 

J. COSTING ESTIMATES FOR R/C MODEL TORPEDOES x 4 @ 1/20TH SCALE

 

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.
Tubes . 16
Nose & tail cones . 20
Paints . 10
Compressed air system . 60
Fins . 4
Shafts . 40
Propeller . 10
Motors . 130
Batteries . 20
Switches . 20
Fastenings . 10
Command and Control . 150
Labour: fabrication . 250
Modelers insurance . .
. . .
Torpedoes build Sub Total    740
. . .
Contingency @ 25%    185
. . .
. J TORPEDOES Total  925

 

 

 

K. COSTING ESTIMATES FOR R/C MODEL ACTIVE HULL BUILD @ 1/20TH SCALE

 

.
Heating . 300
Power & lights . 200
Labour: fabrication .26 weeks 13,000
Tank and open water testing .4 weeks 2000
Insurance . 600
. . .
Mothership build Sub Total    15,500
. . .
Contingency @ 35%    5,425
. . .
. K MOTHERSHIP Total  20,925

 

 

 

TOTAL PROJECT COSTS A - E (12 months, excluding labour)

 

 

A TIMBER

180.00

B ENERGY & PROPULSION

1,062.00

C NAVIGATION

1,664.00

D INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

11,275.00

E OVERHEADS (general)

9,530.00

F METALS (general hulls)

256.70

G CRUISE MISSILES

2,794.50

H SAM MISSILES

8,430.00

I ROV

3,996.00

J TORPEDOES

925.00

K MOTHERSHIP HULL

20,925.00

 

A - K TOTAL:

61,038.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUEFISH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT INDEX A-Z

 

 

 

FULL SIZE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM BUILD ESTIMATES 2014

 

 

 

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