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Old 06-13-2002, 05:57 PM
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A number of questions regarding our new Envision have come up, so a new thread is appropriate to lay everything out.

Envision Boats is located in Monmouth, Illinois (a convenient 90 minute drive from home). Mach 1 Boats owner Bill Felt sold his company 1989. Two years later he recruited most of Mach 1's management team and formed Envision. Naval Architect Derick Espeut was contracted to draw the plans for their hulls.

The Pachanga confusion has an interesting origin. When Sea Ray discontinued the Pachanga, the windshield supplier (Taylor Made) was left with more than a few extra's - lot's of extra's. Bill liked the look of the Pachanga deck and designed his deck around the now dirt cheap Pachanga windshield leftovers. No Pachanga molds were purchased, the deck and hull are original designs. Same windshield!

My 29' has the "look" too - but the windshield is new, purposely designed to match the look of the 32' Pachanga carry-overs.

For the technically interested the hulls are straight, 24 degree variable deadrise, two full length strakes per side with a flat 4 inch chine.
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Thanks for clearing that up. I was unsure as to the relationship with the Pachanga's. Makes perfect sense. Envision's are primarily midwest boats. Rarely ever see one for sale on east or west coast. Like I stated in the other thread, Broken Arrow at Lake of the Ozarks sells lots of them, nice people. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they offer the mid-cabin style up to a 34 or 36 footer.
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How many people do you want to bring along? Here's the 36' midcabin:
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Old 08-02-2002, 06:21 PM
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Back by popular demand!!
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Very nice looking, good use of space, I remember looking at them a few years back at the Racine in water boat show, nice boats, reasonable price.
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Ya , sharp boat lots of room. It would look better if it wasn't sitting in a mud puddle.
 
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how is the fit and finish?
thanks...seriously, compare it to something we may know
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Thats a loaded question, but you know me, no sugar coating it. What I saw as the final product on that Racine pier, fit, finish, rigging, stitching of seats, was about an 7, comparable to production boat std's, Baja, Wellcraft, and so on. Price was slightly less but the imenities were more, the hulls were straight and the rigging was ok from what I saw, but I had my eye on the 34 Vyper across the pier which I bought instead. The way I look at things are, there is a price and a boat for everyone, its better to be on the water than not

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OK you had me until you used Baja and Wellcraft in the same sentence.
Fine choice on the 34 Vyper, what graphics did you get?
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Wow, I have never heard of them. But I love how it looks and is layed out. Especially the wrap around bench, definietly a sweet rig.
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