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Old 05-29-2020, 06:19 AM   #1
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Offshore 54

I have sold my Selene 53 and am considering a Offhore 54í circa 2003. Any comments are appreciated. Iím looking for recommendations to resolve what I consider as a step down in quality. The Offshore does offer twin CATís which will give 18+ knots when needed. Will I ever use that extra speed? Donít know since I hate the rate of fuel burn that goes with that luxury.
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Old 05-29-2020, 06:35 AM   #2
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Was there something missing in the Selene that you're hoping to find in a new boat?

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Old 05-29-2020, 06:48 AM   #3
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Something Missing

Not really. I had it painted, installed a hardtop and just basically made it better looking. Then a broker called after hearing what I had done and asked me if I wanted to sell. He had a buyer in the wings. The draft was my only real issue living here on the Florida west coast.
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:17 AM   #4
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We looked a lot at those boats and really liked them. I do not think you are going back in quality one bit. The one thing I didn't care for was the Fleming 55 type low headroom engine room, as nicely laid out as it is. Ann didn't care for the galley up arrangement. Beyond that, for us, a very nice boat.

I have been out on an Offshore 62 in some medium chop and swell and though the boat rode and handled extremely well.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:29 AM   #5
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Cool Offshore Ride

I will agree to the ride quality. It handled very well in very choppy/stormy seas off Ft. Lauderdale this past Tuesday. Thank you for the overall good response and I will keep it all in mind.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:38 AM   #6
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If you're seriously considering an Offshore 54, similar boats to look at in that size and power range include OAs and Hamptons. There are others.
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Yes, I would consider the OA's but not sure about the Hamptons. Thanks for your input.
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