Originally Posted by Max...
Nice Sam! Ok, tell us the whole story please, WOT, take up etc? I'm still looking BTW...
Thanks max, took me all winter to find a nice 25 mariner at a good price, got this for £800 and sold my 15 for £950 so can't complain.
With a 15 it is a very good boat 2 up. Still good for wave jumping, but it does lack a little, and with an extra person/gear it struggles. The size of the tubes and its weight make it almost fool proof to handle, i guess its like the larger RNLI ribs, they're all under powered compared to a similar sized leisure boat.
As they were never CE plated there's no max hp. But a similar sized 3.4m supersport takes a 25, and the supersports tubes have half the volume for start not to mention how heavily built the Y is.
I haven't tested it properly yet (4mph speed limit) but the 25 makes it fly, not that i was speeding... it still feels very safe. The extra weight is in no way a disadvantage. Hoping for over 25 knots 2 up. I think i got about 18knots from the 15hp. Hoping to get down to the coast in a few weeks, to really try it.
There was one on boatsandoutboards last week for £500. Not a very clear photo and not sure if any kit was included.