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Old 04-26-2017, 07:26 AM   #1
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Engine room access from the stern?

I am now in lust with boats that have engine room access from the swim platform. Unfortunately I have no idea what manufactures have these features.

Can anybody help point me in a direction?
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:31 AM   #2
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I have never seen anything like that except on smaller ski boats, bow riders, and what they call deck boats. I suppose an outboard qualifies too.
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Engine Room Access From Stern

I have seen numerous boats with stern access but all have been in the 75 plus foot range.
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:06 AM   #4
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I am now in lust with boats that have engine room access from the swim platform. Unfortunately I have no idea what manufactures have these features.

Can anybody help point me in a direction?
Marlow, Broward, Horizon, Burger, Westport, Outer Reef, Johnson, OA, etc., etc.
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65' Coastal Craft some Ocean Alexandrs, and as Capt. Bill 11 says, on and on.
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Most MEGA yachts have that, along witha BIG price tag.
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Our Selene 53 has access from the Lazarette.
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That's what I was afraid of. I don't want something bigger than 65' and I can't have anything over a 5' draft.
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I believe the Mainship 34T has access from the cockpit. I believe you lift a portion of the stairs to the flybrige. I'm not sure if the larger, later models also have the same. I like it much better than moving furniture and rolling up rugs in the solon in order to lift deck hatches.
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Canoe Cove 41, 42. Both have the engines beneath the cockpit, on V drives.
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I believe the Mainship 34T has access from the cockpit. I believe you lift a portion of the stairs to the flybrige. I'm not sure if the larger, later models also have the same. I like it much better than moving furniture and rolling up rugs in the solon in order to lift deck hatches.
Absolutely....and I love the convenience of not having to move anything except maybe the beer cooler. Chevking engine & filters while underway takes 1 min.
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That's what I was afraid of. I don't want something bigger than 65' and I can't have anything over a 5' draft.
Look at the smaller Marlows.
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Californian 34 has ER access via hatch in the cockpit
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Some Cheoy Lee also. I went aboard a very nice one at a boat show a couple of years ago. It had a heavy duty door about 5' high in the cockpit bulkhead, when opened you went down about 3 steps and were in a utility area, then fwd through another door into the ER. Boat was somewhere around 60'. It was new, and at a fire sale price. Either a mortgagee sale or similar situation. I liked the boat a lot.
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I have seen numerous boats with stern access but all have been in the 75 plus foot range.


Shows you where my mind went. Right to the short boats and not the long. Derp.
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What are you actually looking for, generally, for size? Might help direct some moe specific answers.

Some smaller boats that do not have that DOOR have a good hatch that lifts hydraulically
to allow good access.
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The Marlow 58 and maybe some others have the smartest arrangement there is. Under the steps to the bridge, there's a door that opens to nice steps to the Engine Room. Costs virtually no additional space and gives nice easy entrance. That's what every boat in that size range with a flybridge should have.
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I have been aboard 2 boats both rather large 60 ft or so that had the engine room fwd, in the bow.

I am convinced that this is the simplest and best arrangement for a single screw boat .

As both were older wood boats with heavy DD 6-71 , a more modern diesel could be half the weight .

Aft of the ER was was the shower space so noise was very well controlled bt 2 WT doors.

As the vessels had both done circumnavigations (one 2X) there would seem to be no reason not to refine the design into smaller boats.

A creative NA could do a 40-45 ft vessel that would be a dream to service.
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Bayliner 3988 has a door from the aft deck and two steps down to the engine room, saves a lot of hatch moving to check fluids. Still a low headroom exercise without removing hatches but it helps for daily chores and a quick peek underway.
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for a smaller option, Fathom 40 and 43 have lazarette access to the ER.
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