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Old 28 September 2012, 12:53   #1
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New version of the BananaShark Stirling

Following on from a customers request and a broker suggesting it may have a use as a chase boat for the big (and fast) sailing yachts we came up with the following:











The new version has the top half above the tubes raised slightly to give more room in the cockpit and small day cabin - room for a heads and small galley?

What do you think boys and girls?

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Copious amounts of big chunky stainless tubes would be a standard option for radar and lots of big antenna's!
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Old 28 September 2012, 13:06   #2
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I think the chase boats want ALOT of deck space, preferably long for sails etc, the protecor ribs are more for mark laying etc, But fast is good and you have that in spades
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Old 28 September 2012, 14:04   #3
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AWESOME ...stick a couple of racing Merc outboards on it and its perfect ....

Great looks - keep the stainless minimal - it would spoil the lines - be like putting a wing on an e-type jag
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Like it. Can I have a bog and a couple of births in mine?
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Thumbs up, Very nice design, it's got the proper look of a fine race boat, would agree to much S/S would spoil the look. although enough for the radar probably woudn't spoil looks. maybe a black titanium frame could be considered aswell. either way it looks very smart as it is.
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Old 28 September 2012, 18:50   #6
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Like it. Can I have a bog and a couple of births in mine?
Please tell me that was a typo...
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Old 29 September 2012, 03:34   #7
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Like it. Can I have a bog and a couple of births in mine?
Actually yes - we would bring the deck further forwards or all the way to the bow depending on cabin room required.

Also available with twin Verado 300 or 350's on brackets to give either lots of deck space for sails etc or more seating

Outboard versions turn key but fairly bare start somewhere the wrong side of 100,000 plus VAT which is about 1/2 a new protector!
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Old 29 September 2012, 04:39   #8
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very nice Cookee, I'll be dropping a few hints for Xmas
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The nicest cabin RIB I have ever seen.
Size?
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The nicest cabin RIB I have ever seen.
Size?
Thanks very much, from the tip of the tube at the bow to the very rear it will be around 39' for the inboard version shown, the bustle is removable leaving a transom suitable for outboards and that would obviously be shorter although by the time you add a pair of Verado's on brackets it would end up being a similar length overall.

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