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Old 15 January 2006, 11:42   #1
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Vipermax 7.5 or Scorpion 7.5 ?

Hi, I have a Vipermax 6.5 ( 2005) with a 200 HPDI Yamaha outboard. It seats 5 easy for a fast ride. I bought it just for fun and its great for me however the family finds it too small and not comfortable enough for cruising. So I am looking for an upgrade for ex 7.5m with a good harmony between fast riding & comfortable cruising. I have seen pictures of Scorpion 7.5 which meets what I am looking for however the Scorpion price has made me somewhat unwell. The Vipermax design ( console etc) looks a little bit outdated compared the Scorpion
What do you think Vipermax 7.5 or Scorpion 7.5 ?
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Old 15 January 2006, 13:49   #2
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Where you look for the secondhand Scorpion and whats you budget
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Old 15 January 2006, 13:53   #3
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I think you've put it in a nutshell when you said the Scorpion price makes you unwell. They are immaculately turned out boats with impeccable handling at sea but they do cost a lot.

there is nothing wrong with the Osprey hull in fact it is very good but very few boats have the look of the Scorpion.

you can resell the Scorpion for a high portion of original cost but the Ospreys hold there value fairly well also.

If you like the ride of the Osprey I'd go for that if you like the look and the ride of the Scorpion you'd beter get the guilders out
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Old 15 January 2006, 14:06   #4
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There are several console options available on an Osprey. Mine has the Low Discovery model which I think looks the business. It is quite wide though.
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Old 15 January 2006, 15:28   #5
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Where you look for the secondhand Scorpion and whats you budget
If a 2nd hand Scorpion would be available which would meet my needs , I would consider it, but there are not so many "new" Scorpions about. What do you think ?
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Old 15 January 2006, 15:31   #6
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I think you've put it in a nutshell when you said the Scorpion price makes you unwell. They are immaculately turned out boats with impeccable handling at sea but they do cost a lot.

there is nothing wrong with the Osprey hull in fact it is very good but very few boats have the look of the Scorpion.

you can resell the Scorpion for a high portion of original cost but the Ospreys hold there value fairly well also.

If you like the ride of the Osprey I'd go for that if you like the look and the ride of the Scorpion you'd beter get the guilders out

I'm kind of fond of my guilders, so I have difficulty parting with them, however I dont see many second hand Osprey's nor Scorpions on the market. They are limited to a few. Revengers & Ribeye's I see alot. Why is this ?
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Old 15 January 2006, 15:33   #7
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There are several console options available on an Osprey. Mine has the Low Discovery model which I think looks the business. It is quite wide though.
The only thing that bothers me with the Osprey console is that is is so low, I prefer to be able to stand behind it. The more modern consoles ( like with Capelli) are much higher and you can stand or sit behind them.
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Old 15 January 2006, 15:53   #8
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I'm kind of fond of my guilders, so I have difficulty parting with them, however I dont see many second hand Osprey's nor Scorpions on the market. They are limited to a few. Revengers & Ribeye's I see alot. Why is this ?
Revengers get rced a lot so they get sold after racing fairly frequentky and also they have been around for a long time but they are well made

I think Ribeyes didn't have very good build quality (in fact it was awful) a while ago. I think this kinda starts to show up a few years after purchase and people want to lose them. Also they have a very good marketing effort so they sell quite a few o first time buyers.

I think there is a 7.5 Scorpion for sale on this forum with an old mercury 2 stroke. and it's not too dear. you could always buy it and re engine. Also if you have the guilders there are two newer and superb Scorps for sale Gelignite (Mark Wildey) and one from the north of the country belonging to Qcamel which is an 8.1 stepped hull with a 225 Opti
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Old 15 January 2006, 16:28   #9
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I'm kind of fond of my guilders, so I have difficulty parting with them, however I dont see many second hand Osprey's nor Scorpions on the market. They are limited to a few. Revengers & Ribeye's I see alot. Why is this ?
If you see lot's of Revengers why don't you consider one? They are great boats!!!
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Old 15 January 2006, 16:31   #10
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do you have a pic of your boat and which layout you have

also what is the top end of it


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Hi, I have a Vipermax 6.5 ( 2005) with a 200 HPDI Yamaha outboard. It seats 5 easy for a fast ride. I bought it just for fun and its great for me however the family finds it too small and not comfortable enough for cruising. So I am looking for an upgrade for ex 7.5m with a good harmony between fast riding & comfortable cruising. I have seen pictures of Scorpion 7.5 which meets what I am looking for however the Scorpion price has made me somewhat unwell. The Vipermax design ( console etc) looks a little bit outdated compared the Scorpion
What do you think Vipermax 7.5 or Scorpion 7.5 ?
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