Originally Posted by rupert
Whilst I was browsing around the new 7.50 cabin (Velocity) took my eye. But who know how much that would cost with a sterndrive. Got any ideas?
She'd be pricey! I'd be guessing at £65k??? (someone please tell me I'm wrong again!) I had the pleasure of a test drive in Sula
, a 7.5 twin outboard. That cabin layout worked well and I think there were some improvements planned for the 750. I suspect that the extra weight in the stern would be a help. The Expedition style layout is excellent and I'm sure it translates well into the 750.
Cost is the big one. An extra meter of RIB is neither here nor there and I think it comes down to "trailered or not". The 8.4 is an entirely different beast, superior on the water but unwieldy on a trailer and illegal with all but the best tow vehicles. The 750 may be a "pocket" version, handy on the road etc., but I fear that the cost may not be hugely less, after all, the motor probably accounts for 33% of the bill, and it could be the same unit! The same goes for the electronics and the bulk of the other fitout kit.
I am not for a second knocking the 750, a boat I've not laid eyes, never mind feet on, but I think it's horses for courses.
If you're interested, email Tom* or Gary, but I'd really suggest a quick trip into Redbay, they're handy to the airport and put on a great welcome. The cabin boats need to be experienced! If you want to cross wild waters in confidence and comfort, they're hard to beat. Currently André on here may have the only meaningful competition in that size class.
*Tom relies on prospective clients to get him away from paperwork/phonecalls and out for the serious sales business on the tide. Sometimes it takes him all day