sterling 38 open fish stepp hull

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by russell erickso, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. russell erickso
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  2. Polarity
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    Polarity Senior Member

    I'm no expert..

    ...but if the product lives up to her appearance on your site - very nice! I esp. like the top you have put on her.

    Good luck with the project.

    Paul

    PS when you do your press releases don't forget "The Yacht Report", She would make a great tender for some of my customers!
     
  3. russell erickso
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    sterling 38

    thanks for your comments. I have not heard of the yatch report could you provide me withmore info.
     
  4. David Dobbs
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    I had never heard of it either so I did a little searching - I believe this is the magazine http://www.theyachtreport.com/ and it looks pretty nice. Thanks Paul.

    Oh, and nice boat russell!
     
  5. Guest

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    Nice Boat

    There is just one thing I have to say ditch the window. If you must have it add a little more style. Other than that it Looks GooD!!
     
  6. overkill
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    Sterling Center Console

    Very nice looking hull and layout. It appears that the transom
    is very deep and could possibly cause problems when fighting
    a fish. It also would be nice to offer an option of a having a flat
    deck in lieu of the stepped one shown. I would suggest having
    one large hatch in front of the console in lieu of the split hatches.
    You could use an actuator to lift the hatch from the console.

    What is the projected performance of the boat as shown?

    Are you planning on releasing a shorter version? The 31-34'
    design would be capable of decent speeds with twin engines
    instead of three.

    Did you CNC CAD for your mold designs?

    Great boat!


    Doug
     
  7. russell erickso
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    Gee doug you must be reading my mind. First the forward hatch in its final design is going to be a single hatch . this artist cocept was done almost a year ago . also there will be an optional side door which is designed to sink vertical to the hull side to haul in whatever. when diveing the door will have built in steps to allow easy acess. Yes michel peters did all the cad work for www.vectorworks.com to do all tooling . Thanks for your interest. Hull #1 should be in the water in early august.:)
     
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    doug I forgot 2 items you asked about .Projected speed for the 3 engine install is 68mph for twins. 52mph, also a 32ft and 34ft are on the drawing boards.
     
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    I thought the same thing when I looked at it. The side window is my least favorite element - it makes it look kind of retro. But then I noticed that if you click on the center console a plan pops up with the "cabin" which consists of not only a head but also a berth. If you were going to sleep in there, the window would make a lot of difference. So style-wise I don't like it, but function wise it's kind of nice.

    I love the hull, and the sheer line is really nice, and the deck plan I really like too. It's a great boat! Can't wait to see the real deal.

    Russell - so we should start bugging you in June and July to see some more pictures of it under construction :D
     
  10. overkill
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    Russell,


    Thanks for the reply on my comments.

    On a tournament boat the cabin isn't necessary. I am
    sure that the cabin really increases the price of the boat.The
    console with a recessed head would be adequate
    and that would leave you tons of room for a large
    fish or storage boxes up front

    Let us know when you have brochures available.

    Thanks,


    Doug
     
  11. russell erickso
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    russell erickso Junior Member

    hey guys this is a custom boat if its no windows and a 100cubic freezer in place of the berths no problem. I'll be waiting for your deposit checks. really keep up the comments they are really good. thanks russ:p
     
  12. overkill
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    Russell,


    What is the base price of your boat minus the engines?


    Thanks,


    Doug
     
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    sterling 38 price

    Base price on the boat is $139,500. without power. When compairing priceing against fountian contender ect. look at our standard equipment . a lot of it are options on other boats.
     
  14. Nomad
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    Nomad Mold Trader/Boat Builder

    russell erickso are you going to build a larger model in the future?
    Say................42'? Asking for two reasons. And we both would come out on the better end!!
    A. It is a size not found with stepped hull sportfishing boats unlike 38' which fountian has and yellowfin has a 36' so you would be in a larger boat market than them. overkill said about building a 31 to 34' yes it is more affordable but there is a ton of competition!

    B. I have a 42' Stepped hull Mold for sale!! (Check Market Place)
     

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    Nomad,

    How much are you asking for the mold?
    How many steps are in the hull and what is beam?
    Could you post pictures of a completed hull?


    Sorry for all the questions,


    Thanks,


    Doug
     
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