Zodiac Futura first test ride
So, I bought a Zodiac Futura S IIC a couple of days ago and tried it for the first time today with my son. Great fun little boat! It put a big smile on my sons face. I'm hoping my teenagers will use it next summer.
This boat is 20 years old but all seams around the transom look great as well as well as under the boat. The only delamination (so far) is in the front floor. About 15 cm total. The boat came with the speedpack (2 benches and console), a bow bag, the original cover and a few smaller items.
The boat also came with a Parsun 15 hp 4-stroke. Weighs 49 kg. Not my first choice in outboards but it starts easily and is in very good condition. We managed to do 18 knots before we hit the rev-limiter. Perhaps 20 kn is possible with another propeller? The engine is not too bad lifting on and off the transom but I certainly would not want to carry it more than a few meters.
I know you all have told me and others to stay away from old SIBs, for good reason, but I like this model and the price was right. 1200€ for boat and motor which is almost what the motor is worth by itself here in Sweden.
I attached a few pictures so you can see what it looked like after a quick wash.