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Old 07-17-2021, 02:26 PM
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For us European transplants it's with great fondness we remember the amazing Renato 'Sonny' Levi's offshore racing boats from mainly the '60s and early '70s. His delta design was the ultimate in dealing with heavy seas and still get fabulous top speed. The Falcon boats were not a Levi design, but they sure were delta designs. How this Falcon 38 Bonito ended up in Texas from the U.K. hopefully the owner knows, but one thing is for sure; this would be quite a fantastic boat for some youngster on a budget who'd like to take part in the Southern Florida party boating scene. Make sure the transom is solid, beef it up some more, sell the Bridgeports to a handy fanatic, stick twin ECU flashed Verados on her, add mego stereo, bimini, and a cool vinyl wrap and You're a contender for some attention.

The Falcon Royale and Bonito were good performing hulls and did well in Production class racing in Great Britain in the '80s. They made some pleasure boats too with lots of amenities. This one is somewhere in between. Maybe not the choice for us that like the classic flatdeck gentleman high-performance offshore boats, but certainly interesting.


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Old 07-19-2021, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by larslindroth View Post
For us European transplants it's with great fondness we remember the amazing Renato 'Sonny' Levi's offshore racing boats from mainly the '60s and early '70s. His delta design was the ultimate in dealing with heavy seas and still get fabulous top speed. The Falcon boats were not a Levi design, but they sure were delta designs. How this Falcon 38 Bonito ended up in Texas from the U.K. hopefully the owner knows, but one thing is for sure; this would be quite a fantastic boat for some youngster on a budget who'd like to take part in the Southern Florida party boating scene. Make sure the transom is solid, beef it up some more, sell the Bridgeports to a handy fanatic, stick twin ECU flashed Verados on her, add mego stereo, bimini, and a cool vinyl wrap and You're a contender for some attention.

The Falcon Royale and Bonito were good performing hulls and did well in Production class racing in Great Britain in the '80s. They made some pleasure boats too with lots of amenities. This one is somewhere in between. Maybe not the choice for us that like the classic flatdeck gentleman high-performance offshore boats, but certainly interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrQayjr58Ac

https://www.popyachts.com/high-perfo...texas-r2-67608



Great history! Ugly boat!
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Old 07-19-2021, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by scippy View Post

Here's my '82 Mistress someday maybe Twin ob's .....The old skool cigs sure do have the lines to carry loopers.

Mistresses have always been one of my favorites. Jon Hollis has Bob Schaeferís old 77 Lady of the Lake. Probably the most period correct vintage Cigarette Iíve seen in a while. Iím a Ciggy guy at heart and loved mine; just didnt fit in with out desire to boat frequently and keep something on a mooring.
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I dunno, this has happened twice now. Couple months ago I went to look at an original 91 Scarab Sport in MD, I asked specific questions about the deck; was told it was solid. I drove 10hrs, took my shoes off and started walking on the deck and it was toast. That guy was a strait up liar.. I had to gather myself up and gracefully get the **** out of there.. This past trip Iím not sure. I dont have the owner pegged.
Twin O/B sport boats are starting to be my nemesis..
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Saw this on S & F for sale, looks super nice….
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https://www.screamandfly.com/showthr...arab-Raider-34




P.S. yes, I know the thread is a little old now but we still like boats don’t we?

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Originally Posted by rak rua View Post
P.S. yes, I know the thread is a little old now but we still like boats donít we?

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Hey, I wouldn't apologize - someone is always lurking and looking for something
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How fast was a Scarab with the base 330hp 454's? just comparing the I/O drive train loss/ and extra weight vs. the O/B's..

definitely a concept that was ahead of it's time.
My 83 340III with 330s, 420 original hours sees about 53 on GPS.
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