Originally Posted by cdr
I've had a look through the sites recommended, and added the following boats onto my shortlist:
Ballistic 7.8 - Twin
Any thoughts on the boats above?
I'm drawn to the Ballistic because of the twin 175s, likewise the Pascoe because of the performance. But the look and layout of the Revenger is lovely, ideal for my needs. Does anyone know how quick it would be, with the four stoke 150 on the back?
Why does the twin 175s appeal? You are using it on south coast in friendly conditions if I recall correctly so the safety benefits of twin are minimal, but the downsides are all still there. For many people the word FICHT brings them out in a cold sweat. It may be these are the last generation before the etec was created and with this age on them now considered proven but if there alternatives...
The 150 on a 7+m boat isn't going to be as fast as she looks but will still get there in the end. The seating arrangement isn't to most people here's taste but actually that flipflop bench is very practical IF you will spend a lot of time at anchor. For many people here it won't appeal, but for many people on the water that package could work quite well.