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Old 05-20-2014, 11:40 AM   #25
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Our find loop boat requirements example

Project: Find a Loop Boat

Requirements. Note ours only so this doesn't apply to everyone's loop boat. Please note that I am not recommending this as your loop boat as it's absolutely wrong for most people. And yes these are the abbreviated requirements. This is only for illustrative purposes.

New or Used: New
Builder: Must be trustworthy, honest, ethical. Meet schedules.
Delivery deadline: December 2015
Overall quality of builds: Excellent
Country of build: US if all else equal but only if
LOA: 50-60'
Beam: 17-18'
Draft: Prefer 4'6" or less, Good 5' or less, Maximum 5'6"
Air Draft: Maximum 19'1"
Speed: WOT 25 knots, Cruise 18 knots
Rough water capabilities: Must be capable of running outside and crossing gulf of mexico in most conditions. Not an ICW only boat.
Fuel: 1000 gallons
Single or Twin: Twin
Engine brand: CAT or MTU
Minimum range at cruise: 300 nm
Minimum range at economy (10-12 knots) 700 nm
Headroom throughout: Minimum 6'8"
Generators: Two
Watermaker: Yes
Flybridge: Required
Helms: Upper and Lower
Electronics not detailed as all can be equally fitted
Must sleep: Minimum 6 Comfortably. 8 Somehow
Galley: Up, large, full size appliances
Washer/Dryer: Yes
Length trip without reprovisioning: 6 weeks
Dining: 8. Formal not required
Salon: 6, 8 with deck chairs
Bridge cover: Hard or canvas
Bow: Prefer bow seating at least for 2, Portuguese bridge a plus.
Safety main: Must have walk around space on both sides and bow. High sides or rails
Safety bridge: Must have high rails
Tender/Dinghy Storage: Must accommodate 11' Bridge or Garage
Following areas to be individually graded:
Lower Helm, Galley, Dining, Salon, Master, Master Head, VIP, VIP Head, Guest, Guest Head, Engine Room, Bow, Cockpit, Bridge Helm, Bridge
Exterior looks: Not important, can be pretty or even cute ugly.
Interior looks: Finish and appointment must be quality. Do not prefer ultra modern minimalist nor law library darkness
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