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Old 01-26-2020, 09:16 PM   #1
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Prairie 46

Hello everyone newbie here. My first post. I am currently looking at a vessel being advertised as a 81 Atlantic prairie 46. Iíve been told by someone who seems ďin the knowď that it couldnít be an Atlantic because of its age. The boat does display the prairie but works logo. I see a lot on the 29ís and the 36s I see little to nothing on a 46. The boat is outfitted with six cylinder Perkins, Bow thrusters and stabilizer system. My question is Anybody familiar with this model vessel that can give some wisdom & insight.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:22 AM   #2
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Wow, I'd never heard of a 46 either.

That's the same manufacturer's plate I have, except mine says 36. Yours is hull #6, so I guess they made at least that many 46's. Could be it was built during the change-over, and so was built as a Prairie but sold as an Atlantic.

Let us know what you find out, I'd love to learn more about my boat's "big sister."
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Looks like a 44 with 2 feet added to the aft cabin during manufacturing.
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Welcome aboard!

Nice to see a poster from my home town.
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Looks like a 44 with 2 feet added to the aft cabin during manufacturing.
Thatís is interesting
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You are from Cocoa/Rockledge?! Small world! Where are you now? Do you own a Prairie?
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Wow, I'd never heard of a 46 either.

That's the same manufacturer's plate I have, except mine says 36. Yours is hull #6, so I guess they made at least that many 46's. Could be it was built during the change-over, and so was built as a Prairie but sold as an Atlantic.

Let us know what you find out, I'd love to learn more about my boat's "big sister."
I will keep you posted as I continue my investigation. Thanks for comments
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Never had a Prairie but I do recall the Prairie and Atlantic were the same boat but for some reason, Atlantic would claim their boat is a foot longer than the Prairie. For example the equivalent of the Prairie 29 was the Atlantic 30. The equivalent of the Prairie 36 was the Atlantic 37 and I suspect the equivalent of the Prairie 46 is the Atlantic 47.
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Old 01-27-2020, 03:43 PM   #9
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Never had a Prairie but I do recall the Prairie and Atlantic were the same boat but for some reason, Atlantic would claim their boat is a foot longer than the Prairie. For example the equivalent of the Prairie 29 was the Atlantic 30. The equivalent of the Prairie 36 was the Atlantic 37 and I suspect the equivalent of the Prairie 46 is the Atlantic 47.
Yes, Atlantic was an early adopter to the practice of adding a foot or two to all their model numbers. As I understand it, they bought the molds and tooling from Prairie. The boats are essentially the same, but they weren't the same company.
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