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Old 05-20-2010, 01:34 PM
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Sharp looking line on it.who painted it?
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Those are some huge numbers for a first run! I assume that is better then they hoped?
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Sharp looking line on it.who painted it?

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ok, here's a better look at the ummmm... paint.

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I explained my statement in the next few lines, in my sole opinion a turbine boat is not a "pleasure" boat. My family owns two Bell Jet ranger Hellicopters with turbines, they are loud, consume specialized fuel. Their is nothing pleasure about it other than landing on the top of the boat house. But hey it's all good, you are free to disagree. My point was I feel a better marketing strategy would be

"Extreme Performance in Style and Comfort"
umm turbines in helicopters are different than turbines in the boat. Well the same without all the FAA rules.. Someone will correct me if i am wrong..but most turbines in boats run on diesel. diesel is at most places now.
Also turbine marine said they have the exhaust noise down as well.
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umm turbines in helicopters are different than turbines in the boat. Well the same without all the FAA rules.. Someone will correct me if i am wrong..but most turbines in boats run on diesel. diesel is at most places now.
Also turbine marine said they have the exhaust noise down as well.
Correct, they are multi fuel engines. The reason aircraft require specialized fuel is because . . . . well. . . . their aircraft. In the manine application they can run just about anything that will burn including diesel and kerosene. The Skater Hellfire frequents one of the islands i go to and yes the noise is WAY down. Actually quieter then anything i have lol

Isnt Jet A just a highly refined kerosene anyway?
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I believe Turbine Marine recommends a mixture of 75% jet A or kerosene with 25% 93 octane gasoline.
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The boat is just ''OUTRAGOUS'' ! You guys did a great job,
first run you out to get those numbers. That is a Statment!
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I explained my statement in the next few lines, in my sole opinion a turbine boat is not a "pleasure" boat. My family owns two Bell Jet ranger Hellicopters with turbines, they are loud, consume specialized fuel. Their is nothing pleasure about it other than landing on the top of the boat house. But hey it's all good, you are free to disagree. My point was I feel a better marketing strategy would be

"Extreme Performance in Style and Comfort"
You live in Tampa right? Pompano Beach is just a couple of hours away from you. Pay Turbine Marine a visit, John will be glad to give you a tour and answer your questions. Turbines in the marine environment is a much different animal from helicopters.
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While I am impressed and it is a very nice boat with nice numbers to match. I feel the marketing strategy may be off a little. I mean you say you are out to create a "pleasure" boat, but the fact you install turbines, their is no way it is a pleasure boat. Pleasure ususally mean comfortable and easy to use (no or low hassle). While I am sure you have comfortable down to a science, I don't think to many marina's carry Jet A or even kerosine. Maybe a better marketing strategy would be "Extreme Performance in Style and Comfort"

Looks great congrats
Thanks for your input Tampa. Statement was looking to build a pleasure boat with the Passion 50. When we say pleasure, we mean 100 PERCENT NOT A RACEBOAT.

Let's start with the motors. These T-53's do not generate the kind of hp and torque as some of the other turbine applications do that have been going into canopied raceboats recently. The sheer forces that these larger packages generate have a tendency to be hard on the parts around them. The larger motors are overkill for what we were looking to do.

The boat is also luxurious. The interior is anything but RACE. There is no canopy. The cockpit has full suspension for comfort. The boat has a party pit in the back that can accommodate a bar, a lounge, a hot tub or a number of other configurations. I can go on and on. But this boat is a PLEASURE boat.

Finally, if one is, for whatever reason, of the opinion that it is impossible to have a pleasure boat with turbines, take note that the next one will have 1350 Mercury's.
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