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Old 11-17-2019, 10:25 AM
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Hi Guys, I'm interested in downeast type boats with outboards for traveling the intracoastal and also for trips from the Stuart fla area to the Keys and also the Bahamas. I have recently seen the new Back Cove 340 and the MJM 35Z , anyone have any info on these boats or on any others in that classification. Boats of over 30 ft than have accomadation etc...Thanks
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Hinckley has also introduced some "Sport" outboard models with cruising accommodations but the 40 has a bow lounge so not sure it can really be called a Downeaster.

I have several friends with Back Coves but they are traditional inboards. I don't know if there is a lot of feedback from new owners yet, worth a google anyway. I suppose the idea of trading torque for speed is an advantage to some people, engines out of the bilge and easier to maintain and replace at some point and of course raising them in skinny water situations. But I have no idea what the price difference between 2-4 outboards is vs 1-2 inboards. But highly refined and ever larger outboards are becoming popular for larger boats now.

I often wish I had a rudder on my small Down East style outboard boat when approaching a dock in neutral. I suppose the larger outboard models would still have a bow thruster however. Let us know if you decide on something.
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Check out the Eastport yacht company. I know the owner and they build great boats. I like the inboard models because then you get the fold down transom... Any particular reason you want outboards? I personally love these boats, and the company. They also have a little more emphasis on the "down east" style then MJM.

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MJM 35z

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Cutwater or Ranger Tug. Both made by Fluid Motion.

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