Originally Posted by nick wood
Ok. well 60kts was our goal. does anyone know what it would go like with a 250? I think the 8.1 is a bit big to trailer on our small roads here in Jersey.
The Scorpion hull is not as fast as some of the competiotion (like Revenger) good sea keeping is their strong point. From memory a 7.5 with 200 Fichct E'rude achieved 55 knts when we tested one last year. You may achieve your goal with a 300hp, but if Scorpion say it's too much power they probably know what they are talking about.
In my experience the 8.1m is much better in tricky sea conditions than the 7.5m, but I understand what you say about trailing.
An 8.1m with stepped hull & a 300hp could be the answer to your quest, but it's not cheap