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Old 02-19-2021, 05:11 PM   #1
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Dashew fpb 64

Lately we've been looking at these Dashew boats, the 64 is the smallest of them. They seem some of the sturdiest out there, 12mm alu hull and 19mm thick windows, etc. Yet we see no mention of what seem to be very good boats here. Does anyone have one, or has had?
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Totally awsome,the only way to describe them,some of the videos of Steve and Linda surfing them in some pretty gnarly stuff were getting real good speeds,I think a handful of his boats including sail have broken many records,obviously my favorite is Iceberg the 97,do you know what fpb means lol
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Totally awsome,the only way to describe them,some of the videos of Steve and Linda surfing them in some pretty gnarly stuff were getting real good speeds,I think a handful of his boats including sail have broken many records,obviously my favorite is Iceberg the 97,do you know what fpb means lol


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Yup, Dashews have been designing and marketing fabulous boats for years, the Fast Powerboat (FPB) series in New Zealand just the latest.

When you price them, you'll recognize why there isn't much discussion of the FPB series in this forum. With all due respect, the majority of this forum's membership doesn't seem like the demographic that travels in the Dashew's circles, or can afford one of his boats. Even well used.

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They are interesting but there are far better boats for less coin IMHO.

I am surprised one hasn't been done with more of a narrow trimaran stance like earth race, cable and wireless or adastra
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They are interesting but there are far better boats for less coin IMHO.

I am surprised one hasn't been done with more of a narrow trimaran stance like earth race, cable and wireless or adastra
I understand what Simi is saying but I don't think it came out right. If your sole goal is to make fast, fuel efficient, and short handed long passages, these are very impressive boats. Expensive yes. You can certainly make the same passages in far less expensive boats. It is the combination of speed, range and short handed capability that makes them stand out but this is not a combination that many are willing to pay such a high price for.
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Here's a neat video

https://youtu.be/Cgv4rPDmQUY
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A few for sale here

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats-for...-circa-marine/
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FPB = Fast Pilot Boat. Wonderful purpose built boats. As mentioned, net worth needs to be high. Desire and ability for serious blue water work seems common amongst owners.
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FPB = Fast Pilot Boat. .
Nope
As above it was Fken Power Boat
Said so in the Dashew blog

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It has been our habit when working on a project to give it a distinct name or acronym to be used with correspondence and drawings. In this case it came from my constant muttering of “I cannot believe we are working on a f___ing power boat.” So now you know the true meaning of FPB.

https://setsail.com/the-evolution-of...r-cruiser-20b/
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FPB Alternative

There are alternatives to the FPB, such as the LRC58 designed by Dennis Harjamaa of Artnautica Yachts, NZ.

Most impressive is Möbius which is a larger LRC being built at Naval Yachts in Turkey.
It is nearing launch day, check out https://mobius.world/
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There also some of the Deerfoot and Sundeer sail boats available. One a 62 in the PNW for around 250K. Recently transited around 5500 miles from Tahiti to Anacortes in 27 days single handed. If crossing oceans is the desire, they ought not be discounted.

PS - If I recall correctly, the price on these boats from the English broker has been increasing for the last year or two. You can see they are sitting on several of them, at what I'd expect to be not much less then the original purchase price.

The series recently, within the last couple of years ended, with a bit of drama as I recall. You can likely research specifics if desired.
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There are also a few fpb for sale as well if you have that kind of money
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FPB is an amazing design. $1.5m - $2.0m is a lot of money. But there's a solid market for yachts in that price range. They are perhaps a slight premium over a comparable Nordhavn for example. A much different boat.

Crossing an ocean at a solid 12 kts - almost 300 nm days - is incredible.
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Way back in the early days of modern sailing multihulls Steve Dashew was constantly winning races and setting records on the US West Coast in his D Class catamaran Beowolf.
I have been aboard a couple of his Deerfoot sailboats and they are impressive machines.
I was lucky enough to have several conversations with him at a Trade Show several years ago, and I can confirm from the source that FPB = Fken Power Boat

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As above it was Fken Power Boat
Said so in the Dashew blog
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The original fpb that the Dashews documented, built and cruised in, an 83', "Wind Horse" has been domiciled here in eastern North Carolina for several years, now docked on Taylor's Creek in Beaufort. I'm not familiar with the 64' fpb listed in Beaufort in the YW link above. Having been on Wind Horse a few times, I have to say it is a very cool and well thought out boat. Ann likes it too. Here are some pics I took when it was on the hard here for awhile; there are plenty of interiors on the Dashew's setsail website ( a must read for any trawler type nerd):





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FPB. That is priceless!
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The last 2 sailboats built by Dashew are for sale in California
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats-for...keModel=dashew
If more ocean crossings were on my agenda, I would have a close look at those, rather than the FPBs
YMMV
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Dashew nailed it for the serious passagemakers. Both his sail boat designs and power boats remain as benchmarks. His 78 foot ketch Beowulf clocked 32 knots surfing with Steve's wife Linda at the helm on her watch.

When going through the design parameters and tank testing for Windhorse his goal was to improve upon the sea keeping and efficiency of fast pilot boat designs. Windhorse burned 7gph at 11 knots, not bad for an 83 foot hull.

The FPB designs were designed to withstand a full roll over and with tankage to go many thousands of miles. So much thought and experience from all quarters went into his vessels, with the expertise of NZ and Aussie designers and builders behind him.
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If I were crossing oceans and had $2m+ to spend I'd also like the vessel to be aesthetically pleasing on the outside. Those options look like research vessels for the study of the reproduction life cycles of jelly fish. Lol
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