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Old 06-17-2009, 09:16 PM
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Looking for info on the Tempest 44

What do you know about them and can you post any pic's in/out.

Any out there for Sale ??????

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Had twin Caterpillar 3208 diesels, inboards, through the "T-Torque" surface drive system. Wider beam, maybe 11' or so, if memory serves me. Nice build quality, no speed burner though. They were pretty heavy. I'd say 45-50 MPH max.

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My family had one back in 88-89.
Was worst of both worlds.
Stupid cockpit layout, had to take a few steps to get over the engines and into back cockpit.
Was about 10ft beam.
Not fast, and not roomy.
The T-Torque did throw a good rooster.
Ours sank at the dock, then went up north, i think to canada.
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My family had one back in 88-89.
Was worst of both worlds.
Stupid cockpit layout, had to take a few steps to get over the engines and into back cockpit.
Was about 10ft beam.
Not fast, and not roomy.
The T-Torque did throw a good rooster.
Ours sank at the dock, then went up north, i think to canada.
So did you like it or not?
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So did you like it or not?
I was 19, and took it out a few times.
Thought i was the chit.
Besides that...
It is NOT a high performance boat.
It's not a cruiser.
It's like nothing else... thank god.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for some info.

I thought the boat seemed to be cool.

Any pic's that you can share on how there set up

Seemed to have a bit of everything, cabin with standing head room and a lot of sun space and could run how fast???????

Any out there that you know of and what are they worth $$$$

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not sure, i'd guess it ran in the mid-upper 40s w/ the 3208 cats(375hp).
It's a heavy boat.
We had the riviera.
It had twin bolster at helm + 1 to port.
Then the engine box w/ hand rail w/ aft cockpit.
Looks like the sport would be a better layout.
If you look at the pic of the sport its running in BIG water.
http://www.tempestyachts.net/main.htm
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Any pic's of them in and out.

has anyone seen some for sale and what are they worth in todays market
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Didn't the mold for the 44' come from a Mirage? or some other boat? I remember one that was docked at Rum Runners in Miami on Maul Lake. when he left the marina and nailed it, it wouldn't get on plane for a mile or more.
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Any one have pic's of the out side and how it look on the inside
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