The Boat Outfitters Prototype ProcessStep 1: Discussions- Discussion is free of charge & commitment!
We ask that customers provide our prototype team with a basic sketch of the critical dimensions and some of the features they would like to see in their tackle center. With this information our sales engineers will call and discuss the project basics.
The main goal of this stage is to assess general feasibility, confirm dimensions and get a general feel for what you are looking for. This is the time for brainstorming how to make your box awesome!
We have built tackle centers where the customer knew exactly what they wanted and with the customer who simply knew they wanted to fill a space. Regardless of how developed your vision is, we will help create it with you.
After discussion, we will give you an estimated price range based on the size and features discussed. If this price range is acceptable, we ask for a $200 deposit for engineering time to move on to the next state, design.
Step 2: Design- Let our engineers turn your sketch in to a reality!
Our engineers will then take your sketch and our sales notes to create an initial drawing of your tackle center. They will determine exactly how many drawers, Plano boxes and other accessories can fit in your box. This drawing will be sent to you for approval along with the final price quote for your tackle box. If this price exceeds the price range given during the discussion phase, your $200 engineering deposit is fully refundable. If the price falls within the estimated price range, you have two options:
You can still choose not to proceed with your box; however the $200 engineering deposit would not be refundable. We save all of our engineering drawings and if you decide to hold off on your tackle box for a later date, it will be available when you are ready. However, the $200 deposit will not count as a credit towards purchase price unless the balance is paid within 2 weeks of the final price quote.
Or you can start turning your vision in to a reality! If the balance is paid within 2 weeks of the final price quote, the $200 engineering deposit is credited towards the purchase price. We do require payment in full before we cut in to the material.
This will trigger the final stage, development!
Step 3: Development- We make it happen!
This is the time when we go to work for you.
Lead time on a custom box depends largely on schedule, size and complexity. You can generally expect your box to ship 2-3 weeks after payment.
Contact us today to get started!