Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-06-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
Newbie
 
jimnche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3
Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Anyone else out there with a seahorse?
__________________
Advertisement

jimnche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

I thought that boat, in your avatar,*was for sale, asking half a million.

Who was the builder?* Do you possess it now?

-- Edited by markpierce on Friday 7th of January 2011 12:39:39 AM
__________________

markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
Newbie
 
jimnche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3
Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Yes, we own her now, bought her in May 2010. Builder is Seahorse marine

-- Edited by jimnche on Friday 7th of January 2011 09:35:54 PM

-- Edited by jimnche on Friday 7th of January 2011 09:36:32 PM

-- Edited by jimnche on Friday 7th of January 2011 09:36:59 PM
jimnche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 11:30 PM   #4
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Looks like the Coot's big brother.

Congratulations.
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2011, 02:56 AM   #5
Guru
 
Sailor of Fortune's Avatar
 
City: Saint Augustine, Fl.
Country: Port of St Augustine ,FL
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,963
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Nice Boat!
Sailor of Fortune is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2011, 02:07 AM   #6
Veteran Member
 
Navigator's Avatar
 
City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kekada
Vessel Model: Seahorse 54
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 52
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Quote:
jimnche wrote:

Anyone else out there with a seahorse?
Not quite yet. We have just progressed to the 3rd spot (out of 5) on the assembly line viz the s/s fabrication shed.* Anticipating delivery*will be*in June.

*
Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 03:07 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Interesting to a see a Portugese bridge in your picture. Any other changes you've made in your boat to previous models?

Cheers


Simon
Simon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #8
Guru
 
Sailor of Fortune's Avatar
 
City: Saint Augustine, Fl.
Country: Port of St Augustine ,FL
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,963
Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

HOOTERS is a good thang! We will change our employee recruiting effort to
reflect this.


-- Edited by Sailor of Fortune on Friday 4th of February 2011 11:00:58 AM
Sailor of Fortune is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #9
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,714
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Jack,
When your "crew" is out on the foredeck bending over pulling anchor I want to be in the wheelhouse******* .......right there where you will be. Are they REALLY hooters?
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 05:20 PM   #10
Guru
 
Sailor of Fortune's Avatar
 
City: Saint Augustine, Fl.
Country: Port of St Augustine ,FL
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,963
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

They really are HOOTERS girls, in the flesh!
Sailor of Fortune is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 11:51 PM   #11
Veteran Member
 
Navigator's Avatar
 
City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kekada
Vessel Model: Seahorse 54
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 52
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Quote:
Simon wrote:


Interesting to a see a Portugese bridge in your picture. Any other changes you've made in your boat to previous models?
Hi Simon,

We also extended the cockpit and sundeck by 2' as well as going with the dual walkway option.* More details*about our selections on the 'about kekada' pages on our web-site.

*
Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 05:38 AM   #12
Guru
 
Tidahapah's Avatar
 
City: Mooloolaba
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Tidahapah
Vessel Model: Bert Ellis Timber motor cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,779
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Don,
*Good to see that you have added a bit more to the cockpit on the Seahorse.
I had a really good look around the demo model at the 2009 Sanctuary Cove boat show and that would have been one of my major downs with this boat for Aus / tropical cruising.
We use our back deck all the time for entertaining and just relaxing.
I also was not overly impressed with the curved inset for the wheel but that was strictly personal.
I really think you get a lot of boat for the money.
Are you having a bit of say in the quality of the finnish and do you spend much time up in the build yard.
I bet you can't wait for completion day.
What arte your plans for bringing her down to Aus.

Benn
Tidahapah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 03:34 PM   #13
Veteran Member
 
Navigator's Avatar
 
City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kekada
Vessel Model: Seahorse 54
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 52
Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Hi Benn,

The Australian agent has also changed the cockpit for his next model -*vaguely similar to a Selene 59/60 - it should be ready in time for the next SCIBS.

At this stage we are not planning on bringing her back to Oz because of the Import duty and GST - that is equal to the*funds for*many years worth of cruising for us. Initially we will spend time in SE Asia before going over the top (Japan, Alaska) then down around the Horn and back up to Canada before crossing to the Med. That should keep us busy for 5-7 years at least.*

I agree about the wheel but it grows on you and these boats are incredible value for money compared to some of the others we looked at.* It hasn't hurt that the contract was written in US$'s when the exchange rate was 0.85c. I just hope it stays up until our big payment is due.*

We have been to the yard a couple of times*and go over the progress each time with a 'fine tooth comb'. The quality of work is fantastic. So far they have adopted 'the customer is right' attitude in all dealings which is very refreshing. They will go through the pro's and con's but we get the final say - sorry, that should be*the Admiral gets the final say. The s/s hadn't been completed on our boat at our last visit but what we saw on earlier boats (even a 12 year old one in HK) was the best we have seen. I would add that just*the teak on the cockpit stairs that you can see in the construction photos section of the web site took*nearly three*days to complete. All the workers seem*to take a great deal of pride in the quality of their work.*We may have indirectly benefited from the GFC in the US as sales*were down and they had to reduce the workforce. I assume they kept the best workers!*As an aside it may also be an indication that the US is finally starting to*turn around in that their work level is increasing.*

And yes, the June completion date*does seem like forever for us.


-- Edited by Navigator on Saturday 5th of February 2011 05:00:56 PM
Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 03:51 PM   #14
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Quote:
Navigator wrote:



...*I just hope it (the exchange rate) stays up until our big payment is due.*

Ditto, although I've been making progress payments.

*
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 04:10 PM   #15
Veteran Member
 
Navigator's Avatar
 
City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kekada
Vessel Model: Seahorse 54
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 52
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Hi Mark,

We negotiated a 10% upon signing, 20% hull and deck and 70% on hand-over so still have the big one to go.

Did you sign in Yuan/RMB instead of US$'s.* I thought you were based in the US but your exchange rate comment has made me curious.

Don
Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 04:41 PM   #16
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Hi Don,

My contract has a clause that if exchange rates have changed more than 3% at the time of payment, the builder and owner share half the difference.

I've made 1/3 for down payment, 1/3 for progress payment, and remainder when boat is complete (costs of additions to initial contract like fuel-polishing system, tank gauges, fuel-consumption-rate meter, etc. will be included in final payment).* Got some freebie electronics by making larger down payment and*progress payment.

*
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 04:58 PM   #17
Member
 
Dusty Rhoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 14
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Tried to buy one in 07, and after 200K, the broker never specd/ the boat to Seahorse, and wasn't built to our ideas, thus we cancl. Have been in court since trying to get downpayment back, but Broker believes he dosen't have to return. Nothing bad to say regarding Seahorse,,they were trying after fact, but broker was a looser.
Dusty Rhoads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 05:02 PM   #18
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Dusty, I've been dealing directly with the builder.* No problems yet and don't expect any.
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 05:42 PM   #19
Veteran Member
 
Navigator's Avatar
 
City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kekada
Vessel Model: Seahorse 54
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 52
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Quote:
markpierce wrote:

Dusty, I've been dealing directly with the builder.* No problems yet and don't expect any.
Dusty,

Ditto for us.*Seahorse have been great and we also benefited*from the GFC at the time of signing with respect to the final deal we were able to make. From what I saw the steel yard was not as affected by it as the fibreglass yard was. There may still be a small window of opportunity to take advantage of that but it looks to be closing rapidly.



*
Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #20
Veteran Member
 
Navigator's Avatar
 
City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kekada
Vessel Model: Seahorse 54
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 52
RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Benn,

A shot of the cockpit of the Australian agent's next boat versus our cockpit with aft stairs.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2010_10_29_0643.jpg
Views:	237
Size:	163.9 KB
ID:	4630   Click image for larger version

Name:	sh5233_01.jpg
Views:	218
Size:	85.8 KB
ID:	4631  
__________________

Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fu Hwa SeaHorse ? Monterey10 Taiwanese Makes 7 08-22-2012 05:07 PM
34' LRC opinions knbmabry Californian 7 04-12-2012 10:28 AM
34 LRC Hull Construction?? Fighterpilot Californian 25 11-29-2011 07:01 PM
Restoring a 34' Californian LRC maninboat Californian 19 10-14-2011 09:34 PM
Completely unrealted.. Seahorse source? Noonan General Discussion 8 01-24-2011 07:03 PM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012