Prettiest Motorboats: Photo's please!

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  1. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    Hi All,

    Please post your idea of the prettiest Motorboat lines you have seen, or indeed drawn. :D

    I'll kick off with this lovely Dutch built steel KOOPMANS KOTTER 11.50mtr.

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    Expose-ID: 29461
    Type: Motorboat
    New / used: Used
    Year built: 1978
    Material:
    Speed: 7 kn
    Max. speed: 9 kn
    Length: 11,50 m (37,7 ft.)
    Width: 3,55 m (11,6 ft.)
    Draft: 1,15 m (3,8 ft.)


    ...and the sheer line: Nice!!!

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  2. tom28571
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    The boat is OK but no boat other than a workboat should ever be underway with fenders hanging out.
     
  3. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    Just OK? What's your choice then, LOL. :p
    Re. the fenders, I think they have a lock every few miles in Holland.

    In fact it's very difficult to find pretty motorboats, but there's lots and lots and lots of beautiful sailing boats; maybe it's all that white canvass...........

    This design is from George Beuhler.

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  4. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    ...and going back a bit further; but is it a motorboat or motor sailer?:rolleyes:

    'Petra' by Fred Parker.
    Woodnut & St helens IW 11/1957

    Fred R Parker MINA

    60.9 ft OA
    54.6 WL
    5.6 draft

    2 x 100hp 6 cyl perkins

    built to 100A1




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    fredrosse USACE Steam

    Blockade Runner

    Beauty in tradition
     

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  6. fredrosse
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    fredrosse USACE Steam

    Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I took this picture in 1967, does anyone know the fate of this boat? In my view the most beautiful motor cruiser I have ever seen.
     

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  7. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    Wow, that's some boat!!!
    Just shows, there's nothing new in the world; that's an early super slim low drag displ. hull.

    Bet you it was fast.:)
     
  8. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    Very pretty boat, but i think the aft hard top spoils the line of the boat.
    Love the stowage for the tender!

    I like this Lobster boat design from Tad Roberts.
    LOA: 32' 0"
    LOD:
    LWL: 30' 10"
    Beam: 11' 2"
    Draft: 3' 7"
    Displacement: lbs
    Ballast: lbs
    Speed: 22 knots
    Power: Yanmar 6LP-STE Horse Power
    Construction: plank-on-frame

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  9. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    Fontaine Pagot have done a beautiful drafting job on this catamaran.;)

    Hull lenght : 55 ft
    Lenght Over all : 56,6 ft
    Lenght waterline : 52 ft
    Beam : 25,6 ft
    Hull spacing : 16,4 ft
    Draft : 3,6 ft
    Water Capacity : 264 US Gallons
    Diesel Capacity : 790 US Gallons
    Standard designed power : 2 X 435 hp
    Range @ 10 kt : 1300 nm
    Displacement unloaded : Approx 22T / 48500 lb
    Accomodations : 1 owner's suite + 2 guest suite + 1 or 2 crew quarters
    Designer : Andrieu Yacht Design

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  11. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    I've just posted the photo's for you.......

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    Double ended boats are very nice, and very traditional too, but usually sailboats.

    Interesting sheer line, nearly Polynesian looking.

    From the same site, the 35' Odyessy looks good........

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  12. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    Here's a short video about curraghs from the west of Ireland. Jaunty little tar and canvass boats that have a very traditional appeal.

    When I was young a next door neighbour used to build these in his garden.;)
    .....lazy b'trds have outboards on them now!!!



     
  13. Rurudyne
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    I'd read that a similar ship used for blockade running had previously been famous for a top speed of 16kt on her 360 HP engines. Though by the time she was running the union blockade her fastest days were said to be behind her.

    If that claim were accurate then with a modern diesel we could be talking 1 mpg at flank speed (better going slower, of course) on a boat large enough take a small extended family around the Great Loop in style for just a middle-classed fortune in fuel.
     
  14. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    ......Snap, that's my dream too.
    Looking like a Cat is the only way to do it, but they are very expensive; well i suppose your'e really buying 'two' boats in one.
     

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    I'll offer my Cherubini Classic 20, which is seen in double-cockpit and single-cockpit versions in the photos below:
     

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