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Old 09-11-2017, 03:52 AM   #1
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I have very specific needs and I can't seem to find a boat that falls within the following criteria:

1) Available new from a builder
2) LOA of 20' or less (strict slip requirement)
3) Beam of 8' or less (strict slip requirement)
4) Can accommodate twin motor installation (a single is out of the question)
5) I can only consider a single / mono hull (no cats)

I have researched and researched, but I cannot find a new boat within these parameters.

Perhaps a custom builder you know of can help me?

I know that this is an unusual request, but I have strict slip requirements that I am not able to bypass, live in South Africa where twins is a requirement for going to sea, and can only import new boats into our country.

Hopefully you can help!
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Why not revive one of your previous threads on this subject, so folks don't re-hash all the old suggestions?

Which 19-20' CC (I have size limitations)?

Which 21-22' can take twins?
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Unfortunately, I still haven't found a suitable boat. Perhaps someone knows of a suitable option but wasn't aware of the previous threads. Besides, I have honed down exactly what I need.
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Why not revive one of your previous threads on this subject, so folks don't re-hash all the old suggestions?

Which 19-20' CC (I have size limitations)?

Which 21-22' can take twins?


I thought that I remembered seeing something about this before.



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What 20 ft boat uses twin outboards? Further who is going offshore on that size boat? Would you put twin 100hp motors on it? I know i am missing something here.
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Unfortunately, I still haven't found a suitable boat. Perhaps someone knows of a suitable option but wasn't aware of the previous threads. Besides, I have honed down exactly what I need.
As indicated in the other threads, very few if any <20' new production boats are designed for twins. Your best bet will be to purchase a new 18-19' Center Console (there are loads to choose from) and add an engine bracket that will accommodate twins. Done deal.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:37 AM   #7
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What 20 ft boat uses twin outboards? Further who is going offshore on that size boat? Would you put twin 100hp motors on it? I know i am missing something here.
Due to a lack of ports, we launch off the beaches and have to punch waves to get out to sea. Having twin motors is therefore essential in case you lose one from water ingress (which happens!). I have owned a 17'6 with twin 60's, a 18'6 with twin F70's. So yes, in our part of the world it is common and we take these "small" boats many miles offshore (personally, I have been up to 55 nautical miles offshore in the 18'6).

Your boat manufacturers are leagues ahead in terms of fit & finish which is why I am keen on importing a boat.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:16 AM   #8
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I imagine any open transom boat could be modified to accept twin engines.

Why not contact a builder like May-Craft about their 2000CC and see about getting the transom cutout widened at the factory to accommodate twin engines?

http://www.may-craft.com/model_2000cc.php
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May-Craft
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Judge
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There are a number of semi-custom builders that I am sure you could talk to about your unique needs. Make some phone calls and send out some emails. I don't think you're going to find what you want listed on a manufacturers website.
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Thank you, I will follow up on these suggestions!
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Why not revive one of your previous threads on this subject, so folks don't re-hash all the old suggestions?

Which 19-20' CC (I have size limitations)?

Which 21-22' can take twins?
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Maybe someone already asked, but why not just get a boat in your size criteria with a single motor and add a 9.9 or 15 HP kicker motor?

Seems as though you would get the boat you want while allowing the kicker motor to be used if you are in a bind with the main motor.
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I think there are a handful of smaller builders that would build you something like you are looking for. The ones I would try have already been mentioned. Seams like a local built boat would be a better option since what you are looking for is a regional style boat. A local custom shop could probably build the fit and finish you desire.
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Maybe someone already asked, but why not just get a boat in your size criteria with a single motor and add a 9.9 or 15 HP kicker motor?

Seems as though you would get the boat you want while allowing the kicker motor to be used if you are in a bind with the main motor.
They do a lot of beach launching where he is. So they have to make it through an active surf zone. 9.9 or 15 HP isn't going to get you out of a bad situation if you swamp your main engine. So his needs sound funny but it's really the only thing he can do.
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Panga?
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Spruill has nailed it, you won't get far going through the surf zone with a 20' and a kicker.

Given that the boat is also to be used for family time and pulling tubes, I don't think the Panga option would be the best.

I will make contact with manufacturers listed and see who is open to building the boat that I need. Thanks to those who have given positive input.
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Dusky may be able to pull that off.
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why does it have to be new?
you can find a whaler and repower, probably spend less money too
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What 20 ft boat uses twin outboards? Further who is going offshore on that size boat? Would you put twin 100hp motors on it? I know i am missing something here.
Australia or South Africa would be my guess. Totally different ballgame for boating in both countries.
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Just give Metal Shark a call.

They will make you exactly what you want.
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