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Old 07 November 2015, 09:24   #1
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What year was the first F-470 produced ?

Just bought a F470 at a great price. Some assembly required.

Any one know what year the first F470 hulls were produced?
I'm guessing early 90's , saw a 93, I remember the first Grand Raid hulls, but not the black boats.

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Just bought a F470 at a great price. Some assembly required.

Any one know what year the first F470 hulls were produced?
I'm guessing early 90's , saw a 93, I remember the first Grand Raid hulls, but not the black boats.

Thanks.
The hull design is from about 1983. There was a civie Futura that was the hull design out of red/black PVC. I think Zodiac started to pioneer the combat hull design in about 1986 or so?

The Mark series pre-date the grand raids even.
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Old 07 November 2015, 19:27   #3
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The hull design is from about 1983. There was a civie Futura that was the hull design out of red/black PVC. I think Zodiac started to pioneer the combat hull design in about 1986 or so?

The Mark series pre-date the grand raids even.
Thanks mate, I had a GR Mk II I loved, and I remember when the Red/Black Futura hit the high end marinas in Calif, just could not remember the year the FC went into service,

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The first Futura's were actually hypalon. Looked almost identical to an FC 470 but black with red trim and a different grade of fabric. Also less wear patches and D rings. I had a 1983 about 15 years ago that was a lot of fun with a Yamaha 40 on it.
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Thanks mate, some of FC 470 boat #366 will see mother ocean again.
I'm removing the healthy bits , (bow bags, hand rail, bow D-rings, yards of hull material) to be married with my Avon CRRC 4.5.

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