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Old 04-22-2018, 09:13 PM   #1
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Anyone wanna buy a boat company?!

For only $300k you too can own your very own boat company!!! LMAO!

Who among us is gonna step up and buy it?! The hull design was actually pretty cool but I also wish they had a pilothouse or cabin style above deck. This design is only good for FL, Caribbean etc. Cool boat but obviously it didn't sell and now the company is for sale for peanuts.

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Old 04-24-2018, 12:03 PM   #2
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How do you make a small fortune in the boat business?
Start with a big fortune!
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:25 PM   #3
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How do you make a small fortune in the boat business?
Start with a big fortune!
We have a friend who owns a marina in Massachusetts. He regularly says, “Do you know how make a million dollars? Buy a marina for 2 million”.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:52 PM   #4
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I have friend in auto racing that say the exact same thing.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:55 PM   #5
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For only $300k you too can own your very own boat company!!! LMAO!

Who among us is gonna step up and buy it?! The hull design was actually pretty cool but I also wish they had a pilothouse or cabin style above deck. This design is only good for FL, Caribbean etc. Cool boat but obviously it didn't sell and now the company is for sale for peanuts.

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The map makes it look like it is Jarrett Bay just north of Beaufort, NC. Interesting. I have never heard of them or recall seeing them at boat shows. $300k, huh? not bad if you can find the right people.

**EDIT** Oh... now I know why... They are UGLY :-) http://www.blueplanetcatamarans.com/
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:07 PM   #6
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Hmmm, boat is innovative. 2 heads? Forget to put the lid down you will not be welcome in bed without a hot soapy shower.
I suspect this is real 'hands on company' in other words, you pay your employees and you work for free.
Hey, at least the guy tried, for that, I give him credit.
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Too bad it has such small windows! I understand small windows for offshore boats but I don't see this design as an offshore boat.
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When we were on the farm we used to say if we won a million dollars we would probably keep farming until it was all gone. I guess they kept making boats until all theirs was gone.
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Had one, sold it “before” I ran out of money, ha
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Interesting concept. I don't think it's practical without another means of propulsion. The electric drive setup looks pretty small so it probably wouldn't take much power to move the boat. It would be interesting to see what a diesel electric setup could do for efficiency.
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My good friend Mort Ray, Ray Electric Outboard.
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:54 PM   #12
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Interesting concept. I don't think it's practical without another means of propulsion. The electric drive setup looks pretty small so it probably wouldn't take much power to move the boat. It would be interesting to see what a diesel electric setup could do for efficiency.
Others have tried and failed. From what I understand, there is too much loss converting diesel to electricity, and driving electric motors to push props. With all the losses in props, apparently you're better off with a direct drive system where the engine runs a tranny and that drives the prop.

On a cat, it seems like having one or two generators supplying house power, charging batteries and pushing the boat along at a decent clip, it seems like it would be better to have one engine pushing both electrically driven props rather than having a yanmar in each hull. But again, I must be missing something...
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