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Best Bang for your Buck Cat?

Old 12-10-2011, 11:44 PM
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I am about to purchase a new Nordic Thor 27 open bow with a 700sci NXT Drive. Price tag is $150k. The boat is stunning and as a current Nordic owner, I am satisfied with the brand.

Before I make the final leap, I am seeking your opinion to see *if there is another option I should be considering. Living in eastern Canada, we are not exposed to most performance brands available, hence it is very difficult to form an opinion on quality of each brand.

To guide you on what I am looking for, here are a few points:

- boat has to be new.
- open bow is a must.
- 100 mph target.
- high quality and finish.
- looking for best handling at both moderate and high speed.
- $ 150k is max price.
- boat styling should stand the test of time.
- in board engine only.
- length between 25 and 27.

I am looking forward to your input and advices.


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Old 12-11-2011, 11:35 AM
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RPM 26. A big 26, runs very fast for the power, and looks badass. Also a great deal for the money.

They haven't done an open-bow that I've seen, but am sure they could.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:57 AM
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I vote for the rpm 26 also. I believe they will be very close to the same price as your 25
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:02 PM
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I really like Eliminator. I have a couple of friends that have them and they perform great.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:34 PM
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I would check one of these out.

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Old 12-11-2011, 01:38 PM
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Motions look nice and always seem to be priced right.

But I am speaking out of the standpoint of never owning a cat or a motion.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:40 PM
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All 3 of those are great choices/prices Blume.. I like the first one, but the other two being walk/thru open bows is something hes looking for..all better deals than than 150K for a 27 Thor...

I hope he checks the ads out that you posted for him...

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Old 12-11-2011, 03:52 PM
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JFT - I would question the open bow choice. I have a 31 cat and they are faster than the V hulls w/ equal power. No one is going to want to sit out there in a 70 mph wind. But Eliminator is the other option, they make a 27 Daytona with an optional open bow.

I would look at them to.

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Old 12-11-2011, 04:13 PM
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If buying new, go with an Ilmor engine. More unique, way more cool than Merc, better milage, better service and an awsome sound. Also, if buying new, you can pretty much just order what you want.

The DCB F-29 with single or twin v10s would be a cool rig.
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