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Old 07 January 2014, 16:21   #1
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Safeboats becoming available in USA

My brother walked out of his house to a 25' Safeboat parked in front of his house. A neighbor's buddy had purchased it and was trailering it from Northern California to Florida and stopped by for the night. I'm trying to get pictures.

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They've been available, on a build-to-order basis. Expensive as hell, though...

I've occasionally seen CG surplus SafeBoats, but even with the depreciation I can't afford them.

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There have been a bunch of them sold on surplus lately and some of them went very cheap. Personally I am not a fan of them.
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Cheap? Well, getting cheaper....In the last 3 month, every auction sale price has gotten lower (started out ~$75K, last two were around $37K). JKY, they'll be a bargain soon enough - There are ~500 that are at the end of their 10 year service life. Some will go to other agencies but a lot will be auctioned.

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Two of them sold for under 10,000.00 each recently.
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Two of them sold for under 10,000.00 each recently.
I must have missed those (though I'm not in the market). Really beat up or someplace like Guam or Alaska?
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Would they make a good recreational boat? I guess it depends on your budget. The cabin has AC as an option so I imagine it would get hot in the sun. They weight half again as much as the Willard/zodiacs so maybe not the best trailer boat. Plenty of big ribs have dual 250 but I seem to recall the people here that have used the, didn't have to pay for gas. would it be a commercial option for southern California? Something to compete with a Radon? They don't have a Radons deck space. They are built as a patrol boat and probably excel in that design but i'm not sure if it would be a good day boat for my family and friends to tube behind.

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The 25' boats in Monterey are moved the 200 or so yards from the storage lot to the dock on a triple-axle trailer. Running twin Honda 200's or 225's (don't recall which.) I'd want the M-240 they mount on the front as well.

The Radons that I'm familiar with are more of a true cabin boat, as opposed to SB's deck-boat-that-happens-to-have-a-cabin. Nice boats, though, even without tubes...


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Well built, zero deck space, limited range (100 gallon tank), and poor visibility - the replacement from Metal Shark supposedly addresses the visibility issues.
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whew, sounds like I'll keep mine. I'd hate to want something else before I ever have it running The safeboat in the auction looked to have the gun mount in the front still, must be multipurpose. I have the two post recesses in my deck for the gun mount. I still looking for a m-240 looking electric powered water cannon....
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