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Old 08 February 2019, 13:45   #1
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futura vs caesar surfcat

Came across a few threads on the subject.. I can get a new futura mark II local... pvc surfcat is almost half the price including shipping to usa. For those who have experience.. what are your thoughts?
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Old 09 February 2019, 03:34   #2
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Surfcat all the way, Ceasar build quality is superb and the boats are amazing. The surfcat is more versatile than a thundercat, better at carrying weight and dryer too.
Even at the same price as a futura I would go for a Surfcat, you won't be disappointed. The PVC might wear a bit quicker than hypalon, but it will still easily last 10 years if stored outdoors, more if kept undercover.
I had a surfcat with a tohatsu 30 for a few years, and put a 50 on it for a while before getting a thundercat. It was good with a 30hp but really came alive with the 50hp, the extra weight on the transom helps a bit, they're designed to have 40/50hp. I used it for fairly long journeys too, frequent 25/30nm trips in the open Atlantic and it handled the rough water incredibly well. They're just as capable as thundercats, not much slower and a lot more practical. Probably the funnest all round 4m boat you can get.

You could speak to Fel2 on here, he's got a surfcat in Canada
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Old 09 February 2019, 19:21   #3
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I have a future mk2 with a 60 etec . Iíve wondered how the surf at runs? The only concerns for me are the back with lg outboard and meat looses clearance. In chop it looks like you could get a spine check. But I might be over thinking it. The future has three tubes with a fabric curtain between them. You can feel the cushion in such chop. Not that I look for such conditions but sometimes you got to get home before dark or your chasing down a larger boat to trail. The other thing is the color. Not my cup of tea. That said, I sure would like a ride in one to see.
Out of curiosity what part of the states do you live?
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The ride in a surfcat is excellent, rides on a cushion of air between the hulls. Comes in near enough any colour you want
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Old 11 February 2019, 14:07   #5
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Comes in near enough any colour you want

Aye, too many to choose from 🤣🤣
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The ride in a surfcat is excellent, rides on a cushion of air between the hulls. Comes in near enough any colour you want
Now thatís interesting to hear. Perhaps Iím in the wrong boat. I would expect it to be faster with no center Hull in the water. Any info on speed at max hp?
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Would a Surf Cat be anywhere near acceptable with a four stroke 25hp?
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With my 50hp on it and a 15p all round propeller I was getting 42 knots. With a cleaver you should be getting close to 50 knots with a 50hp. I think they are rated for 70hp like the thundercat, not quite as fast as a thundercat but you wouldn't be far off.

Would go alright with a 25hp, probably get close to 30 knots. I guess it would be heavier than the 30hp 2 stroke I had so should give you better boat balance.
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That’s impressive. Here on west coast of US I don’t think we have a dealer anymore. The only us dealer stopped selling Ceaser or any other brands.
When you order one how long does it take to ship?(estimate is ok) my future with a 60 hp etec 17p all around and it runs 37 mph. I just ordered a second hand evenrude Viper 19p I’m hopping to be at or slightly above 40 mph. That’s far short of what the surf cat can do.
When I bought my future I bought a unused showroom floor model for $3500.
Thinking about doing a little research on this!
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How does the Surf Cat quality and longevity compare to Zodiac or other “premium” name brands we would know?
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