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#10757870 - 04/10/15 12:36 AM Innovative boat idea....
crankn101 Offline
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Lets say a person has an innovative boat accessory idea, how much could he sell it for and what boat manufacture would be best to contact or most likely to buy a cutting edge idea?
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#10758019 - 04/10/15 07:20 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
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Without knowing more info, how could we even estimate a price?

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#10758026 - 04/10/15 07:25 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
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If your cutting edge idea is a revolutionary cup-holder, I'm going to say around $5. If you have sonar technology that finds the biggest bass in the lake and casts your bait directly in front of him, I think around $50,000. So you're going to have to give a little bit more info if you want a price guestimate. My unofficial answer is: somewhere between $5 and $50,000.
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#10758046 - 04/10/15 07:33 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
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I suggest putting it in for a patent immediately. Even a $5 cup holder on 50,000+ boats is a quarter million
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#10758055 - 04/10/15 07:35 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
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Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
Without knowing more info, how could we even estimate a price?

+1
hmmm
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#10758056 - 04/10/15 07:35 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
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Patent the idea first and foremost. I would believe Nitro, Skeeter, and Ranger will have the biggest budgets for an innovative idea.
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#10758064 - 04/10/15 07:43 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
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Put it out on Kick starter.

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#10758076 - 04/10/15 07:51 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
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Hate to say it but, Nitro and Bass Pro, that's where your going to make the most money. IMO

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#10758107 - 04/10/15 08:09 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
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Interesting thoughts, I wasnt sure if a manufacture like Basscat or a bigger company would be more likely to fork out some dough.

I know every single person with a bassboat would want this on their boat.
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#10758120 - 04/10/15 08:16 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
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If you don't patent it they can just say thanks and make it themselves.
If you tell anyone about it before you have applied the person you tell can patent it first and you loose.
If it is something you really want to pursue talk to a patent attorney first.

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#10758179 - 04/10/15 08:40 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
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First you have to do a patent search to see if someone else already is preventing you from creating it, then apply for a patent. Since you are asking the question that you did, I would assume that you are going to need a patent attorney. After you invest about $25,000, you will be ready to present it to boat companies and see I'd they are willing to do anything with it.

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#10758259 - 04/10/15 09:21 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
Bissett Offline
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Man you got me curious now. You gotta let us know what it is at some point!
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#10758271 - 04/10/15 09:26 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
badfishxD Offline
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I have extensive knowledge on this matter. Fist things 1st, DO A PATENT SEARCH! Hire a attorney or use legal zoom.

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#10758526 - 04/10/15 11:35 AM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: badfishxD]
reelswift Offline
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Originally Posted By: badfishxD
I have extensive knowledge on this matter. Fist things 1st, DO A PATENT SEARCH! Hire a attorney or use legal zoom.


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#10758580 - 04/10/15 12:08 PM Re: Innovative boat idea.... [Re: crankn101]
David Burton Online   confused
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in order to present to companies after you have your patent, you will want to develop some prototypes.

Oh, try and comoditize the product. Get multiple buyers!


Edited by David Burton (04/10/15 12:10 PM)
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