Cost of labor to replace a/c

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  1. Riptide III

    Riptide III 3D SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC 250 Tohatsu
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    I am aware of the costs of ac units. I just replaced mine myself. However, I am curious if anyone else has had a professional replace theirs and and most importantly, what was the cost of the labor?
     
  2. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 EC
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin 546s Plotter
    454 Crusaders
    I would assume he labor would vary widely from boat to boat. My boat has 2 ACs. One is easy to access and the other one a PITA.
     
  3. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    And location, time of year, number of other boaters calling with a problem. Huge variation.
     
  4. Riptide III

    Riptide III 3D SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC 250 Tohatsu
    :
    Understand all that. Was just curious what other people spent
     
  5. Nauti 97

    Nauti 97 Active Member

    195
    Oct 27, 2010
    Lake Michigan
    2000 380 Sundancer
    2020 Highfield 340 dinghy with 25 HP Suzuki
    7.4L Horizon engines
    I just had a 7,000 btu Unit installed under my salon sofa Last week.
    1,199.00 AC unit
    200.00 shipping
    90.00/hr labor x6 hrs 540.00
    72.00 tax
    2012.00 total
     
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  6. Riptide III

    Riptide III 3D SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC 250 Tohatsu
    :
    Thank you. Just the kind of info I was looking for.
     
  7. New Horizon

    New Horizon Member

    88
    Nov 1, 2018
    420 Aft Cabin MY 1997
    Twin 3116 Cats.
    Nauti 97: Was your replacement unit the same model as the one you took out? Curious because 6 hours seems like alot from my experience which is why I am asking. Where did you get the new unit? Thanks
     
  8. Mauler34Rod

    Mauler34Rod Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    374
    Aug 26, 2020
    Chicago Lake Michigan
    2001 380 Sundancer, Raymarine radar, chart plotter and gps
    454 MPII Mercruiser w/ V Drives
    I had 10,000 btu installed before launch this spring. Cost for unit $2570, labor to install $1600.
     
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  9. ranger58sb

    ranger58sb Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    455
    Apr 6, 2021
    Annapolis
    2006 58DB
    MAN 900 CRM
    Replaced the 12K BTU Cruisair Stowaway in the bow stateroom with a 12k BTU Dometic DTG, $600 labor. I think their rate on that was $120/hour, 5 hours.

    -Chris
     
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  10. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    I think it took me about 4 hours to replace my Cruiseair 12K with a Marinaire 9K, but I only replaced the unit, control box and thermostat. I was able to re-use the original water pump and water lines. The majority of the time was running the wiring to the replacement thermostat. And I had to make a copper waterline elbow so a trip to the hardware store and a quick solder job, but that did not take much time at all. Everything I do on a boat takes longer than I think it will.
     
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  11. Nauti 97

    Nauti 97 Active Member

    195
    Oct 27, 2010
    Lake Michigan
    2000 380 Sundancer
    2020 Highfield 340 dinghy with 25 HP Suzuki
    7.4L Horizon engines
    It was a different model.
    I thought $540 labor was pretty good I wasn’t arguing with it. If you have ever done any kind of work on your boat then you know everything takes a lot longer than you would think. $2000 for new unit installed was a great price.
     
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  12. New Horizon

    New Horizon Member

    88
    Nov 1, 2018
    420 Aft Cabin MY 1997
    Twin 3116 Cats.
    I am getting ready to replace a 7000 btu very soon which is why I am asking. After ready some of the replies I guess you did all right on the labor. Thanks and good luck
     
  13. Riptide III

    Riptide III 3D SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC 250 Tohatsu
    :
    Thanks. I have what I need. I have installed several. I have never charged anyone. That’s why I was looking for cost.
     

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