Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > General Discussion > General Boating Discussion
Phenomenon - Dirt cheap and still not worth it. >

Phenomenon - Dirt cheap and still not worth it.

Like Tree111Likes

Phenomenon - Dirt cheap and still not worth it.

Reply

Old 12-02-2017, 02:24 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
My Boat: 50' Mystic C5000-R "Low Altitude"
Posts: 646
Default Phenomenon - Dirt cheap and still not worth it.

Wow, talk about the worst investment ever. I can't imagine the dollars they had into that beast.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/56ft-Powerboa...YAAOSwUchaICr3
flat rate and noli like this.
Tborisch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 03:22 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lake George, NY
My Boat: 06 Pantera 24
Posts: 1,236
Default

Check out the Great American Concept. Kind of a cool 28'
class6 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 03:34 PM
  #3
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: UK, Florida
My Boat: 43 Nortech supercat, 36 Turbine Cat, 38 Mares Cat
Posts: 342
Default

Wonder how it would perform with just two T55s as apposed to four?
999JAY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 05:21 PM
  #4
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,301
Default

Originally Posted by Tborisch View Post
Wow, talk about the worst investment ever. I can't imagine the dollars they had into that beast.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/56ft-Powerboa...YAAOSwUchaICr3

Phenomenon wasn't an investment, it was the dream of a millionaire and Legendary Offshore Powerboat Racer "Al Copeland". What a beautiful looking boat, there is nothing like it, it is a one of a kind and it is to bad that some Millionaire doesn't buy it and finishes Al's dream with maybe different power, it would make one heck of Poker Run/Pleasure boat.
Padraig, dykstra, GRH and 7 others like this.
AB From Windsor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 05:32 PM
  #5
SB
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: On A Dirt Floor
Posts: 9,350
Default

AB Totally agree.
SB is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 05:43 PM
  #6
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
My Boat: 50' Mystic C5000-R "Low Altitude"
Posts: 646
Default

I guess investment is the wrong term. It's just a total waste of money. For what they had into it, I would think they could have done WAY better. What a disaster.
glassdave likes this.
Tborisch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 05:47 PM
  #7
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 9,946
Default

Originally Posted by Tborisch View Post
I guess investment is the wrong term. It's just a total waste of money. For what they had into it, I would think they could have done WAY better. What a disaster.
Boat was supposed to be the ultimate "one off" tribute powerboat. While I agree the boat was ok and a huge expense both in time and resources consider what Al Copeland spent on powerboats over his lifetime and this thing probably wasn't a drop in the bucket!

Give the hull away for free and you could still probably not sell it for what it would cost to re-rig it with piston power.
Jupiter Sunsation is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 06:35 PM
  #8
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 587
Default

From the little that I heard about the project, the problems they were having mostly were with the drive components/configuration. I think if they were to reconfigure the boat from four turbines/drives to twin late model T55s (4,800shp) and large BPM/Arneson drives, the boat might accomplish what they set out to do with it.
Skater30 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 07:38 PM
  #9
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
rak rua's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Thailand
My Boat: 27 ZR
Posts: 2,181
Default

https://www.offshoreonly.com/classif...ft-o71347.html

I think it's a horrendous waste of money but some would say the same about my boating history.
It's all relevant to how much $$ you can afford to waste/enjoy!

RR
mikebrls and sprsptr like this.

Last edited by rak rua; 12-02-2017 at 07:51 PM.
rak rua is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 05:22 PM
  #10
Mod Squad Enforcer
Charter Member
 
Cash Bar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the way to a PR near you
My Boat: 2009 Skater 3212- Mad Props-- 27' Concept CC t/275VRods
Posts: 12,223
Default

I wonder if you could fill the tunnel/deck and make it twins and have it run properly. Amazingly cool creation to have just rot away.
__________________
Your OSO connection to great S. Florida Real Estate.
www.gregsellswaterfront.com
Cash Bar is offline  
Reply With Quote

OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser