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Old 20 September 2007, 18:18   #41
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How dare you criticise a Scorpion!!!
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Old 20 September 2007, 18:27   #42
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Its a Splash of an inter-city 125 cab on a RIB, looks crap
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It is bog ugly isn't it? I really don't know what crossed Graeme Jelly's mind on that one. And to sort of agree with Codders, but in a less indignant way if I had GBP175k to spend on a powerboat I'd probably go for something from these people: http://www.targa.fi/index2.php . In this I don't think I'm alone.
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Old 21 September 2007, 09:20   #46
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I agree Alan, Botnia Targa's have a great reputation and excellent resale value. Throuble is that they are a bit challenged in the looks department!
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Old 21 September 2007, 09:21   #47
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It is bog ugly isn't it? I really don't know what crossed Graeme Jelly's mind on that one. And to sort of agree with Codders, but in a less indignant way if I had GBP175k to spend on a powerboat I'd probably go for something from these people: http://www.targa.fi/index2.php . In this I don't think I'm alone.
Funnily enough I was going to mention one of those - a great walkaround with a good cabin - they do look pretty yuch though!!!
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Old 23 September 2007, 10:06   #48
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Hunton 37 from 194k + VAT.
Sealine SC35 not much less.

Perhaps the Scorpion is not so expensive after all?

Can't afford either but have driven a Hunton 36 and it is on the wish list should funds ever allow.
Have driven most Fairline Targas 29/30/33/34/37/38 and the Hunton is in a different league - but hardly has any accommodation!
Not driven a Cabin Scorpion.

The Targas from Finland are pretty good sea boats as well. The space between the hull moulding and the interior mouldings is foam filled, on the smaller ones at least. This makes them very quiet under way - and contributes to them feeling safe and substantial. So often when at sea on a cruiser it's the sound of the crockery rattling around / drawers opening / head lining panels coming down that limits how hard you feel you can press on - rather than just the hull shape!
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20,000 difference isn't a lot when you are talking that sort of money. Huntons are also relatively expensive because they are so low volume. Look at something like a Cranchi Endurance 39 or 41 - same money as the Scorpion and somewhere to park your jetski - a lot more boat for your money!!!

Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with that Scorpion cabin rib if that's what you want - you just don't get very good value.....
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Old 23 September 2007, 12:03   #50
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Here are a few cabin RIB's from our side of the pond.

http://www.titanboats.com/rec330piolet.html

http://www.titanboats.com/specialops1.html
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