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Old 22-10-2016, 09:09 PM   #1
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What to buy next?

I currently own a Phantom 18 with 1998 Mercury 125hp 2-stroke.

She will comfortably reach 55mph with 3 people on board.

The boat is in Corfu and I use it mainly to get from A to B or to head to the mainland etc. So it has often fallen short in terms of practicality (mainly how many people I can seat but also overall weight of people + baggage).

With the current setup I easily achieve 1 litre per mile on a calm day with a few people on board - despite my hungry old 2 stroke.

I don't want to lose speed, ideally a new boat would get up to 60-65. I'd also like to keep my fuel economy at cruise of 1 litre per mile.

Does anyone have any suggestions on a decent setup? So far I'm leaning towards a 23'-35' Revenger or Scorpion RIB with a 150hp engine. Budget around £10k but less would be nice.

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Old 22-10-2016, 10:12 PM   #2
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I would suggest most if any 23' boats are going to struggle to see 50mph + with a 150hp
if you could stretch to a 200hp fourstroke I think you would still see your economy and speed

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Old 23-10-2016, 09:54 AM   #3
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Thanks! Not so worried about engine size as long as I can see that economy or better so a 200 would be OK.

Any thoughts on a good boat other than the ribs I mentioned?
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