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Old 11-06-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,635
Lobster yachts may be hard to find on your side of the country. Most are built in Maine.
They do have good sea keeping abilities. My boat has a range of about 300 nm at 5 or 6 knots. She will go about 125nm at 15 knots. I have 210 HP and a hundred gallons of fuel.

Mine is set up for diving. It has basic living quarters in the cuddy cabin but she is open all the way to the transom aft of the cuddy.
She also has a dive platform that would get in the way of serious fishing. If I wanted to get into serious offshore fishing I would remove the platform, add a bunch of rod holders and a set of outriggers. Ellis isn't the only builder of lobster yachts. Look for Lee Wilbur and Jarvis Newman as well. There is a bunch more. These are just the ones I'm most familiar with.
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