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Old 01-30-2021, 02:59 PM
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So if some wealthy, performance boat loving philanthropist offered to buy you any new performance boat you wanted, what would it be? The key consideration here is that the free part stops as soon as you take delivery of your shiny new rig. You cannot sell it for profit, you must keep it for 10 years minimum and then give it back to the philanthropist at the end of the 10 years. This means you don't make a dime off the boat (ever), but for the 10 years you have to keep it, the cost of ownership will be 100% your burden (insurance, fuel, maintenance, rebuilds, etc.). What would it be?
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So if some wealthy, performance boat loving philanthropist offered to buy you any new performance boat you wanted, what would it be? The key consideration here is that the free part stops as soon as you take delivery of your shiny new rig. You cannot sell it for profit, you must keep it for 10 years minimum and then give it back to the philanthropist at the end of the 10 years. This means you don't make a dime off the boat (ever), but for the 10 years you have to keep it, the cost of ownership will be 100% your burden (insurance, fuel, maintenance, rebuilds, etc.). What would it be?
Skater 30 Prototype with 450R outboards. (Sorry Dale, I couldn't resist. You know how much I loved your boat—and I know it had 400s.)
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Skater 438. Very close second mystic 4400.
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Skater 30 Prototype with 450R outboards. (Sorry Dale, I couldn't resist. You know how much I loved your boat—and I know it had 400s.)
Well, if I were rich, I'd buy it back, put 450s on it and hand it over!
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If it was post retirement, I/we would gladly take on a SL72 and just disappear.....well, disappear as well as you could in a Cosker design that did 80mph on big diesels with the capacity to live aboard and circumnavigate the EU/Med and warmer climes..

Currently, a 400 or 450 Merc powered cat would be top 3 (just which one???)....

+1 on PROTOTYPE - That was a killer conversion
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Cigarette 42X w/1350’s.
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Do we get the minimum warranty period as part of the deal? Like the 3 yrs on the 450s?

If so, it becomes a really tough decision.

Caught between the MTI 390x w/twin 450s and MTI 42v w quad 450s.
For a fast boat it's the 390x for it's solid size and (relatively) cheap cost to own. It will do most days well and still be a blast. Not horrible to tow around.
On the CC side, it's a tougher decision. Lots of GREAT options here, MTI/ME/NT all great, along with others. But the 42v just has a great "do everything" vibe. And scoots pretty well w/4 motors. The added bonus of the 1st class MTI brand events can be a deciding factor as well.
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