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Old 09-22-2016, 08:56 AM   #337
jacquesm
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Originally Posted by FF View Post
The Sea Piper is a very interesting boat , but I think hard to market in the USA.

Most Trawler owners seem to be interested in maximum interior volume and seem to prefer 2 or 3 layers of boat , up above and away from the water .And 50% more beam.

The design looks fine for a traveling couple , that will venture out in Blue water , although the speeds will still be displacement to obtain good range.

No matter how well done the boat , speed costs bigger fuel burn.

All correct and for a designer, the marketing problem is major.
The concept is intelligent, the boat logical but I know from experience that when a couple looks at a boat, the husband will ask for more speed and the wife for more room.
No preliminary design at this point, just an idea that has to mature.
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