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Old 11-29-2020, 02:16 PM
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My father is thinking about stepping up in size from our Intrepid 327. After some time offshore he realizes that with the height of the gunnels on the 327 itís almost like a super sized bay boat. He loves the look and size of the Jupiter 43 and my mother appreciates the creature comforts of the cabin. I realize that once upon a time there was the bad Jupiter 43 thread before it got shut down. Not sure what the overall outcome of that was by it seems that it was a one off since I havenít seen other reports of issues on that model. My father also likes the 40 Panacea from Intrepid but as we have now spent more time offshore he is beginning to appreciate the idea of more pronounced bow flair. I love the 39 Front Runner but the cabin isnít up to snuff for my mother. He does not want to make the jump to a 45 like seavee at this point, just for context. Iím stretching his budget by pushing for the Jupiter or Panacea. Any other options out there? Any other input on the 43 Jupiter? Thanks folks!
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Intrepid 430?
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41 Regulator is a sweet beast. Don’t get hung up on the recent thread on it. Go see one.
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the 42 invincible center cabin and the yellowfin 42 are worth a look- I owned an intrepid 322 several boats ago
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I think what attracted my father to the Jupiter was the clean look of the dash and the creature comforts. He thinks my mother wants more of an express fully enclosed helm but he is adamant that it is lift kept. The 430 Sport Yacht is an idea but my father loves the CC design for ease of movement and so until a rich guy taps intrepid to build them a one off Iím sure that is out of our price range. However I have floated that idea before on a separate thread to Intrepid, for some reason the 40+, i.e. 43 ft range seems to be the sweet spot between should we go out to it doesnít matter we are going out. Again this is all designed to make my mother feel secure. Iím sure she would love a 410 Evolution although that doesnít have the forward seating! Haha
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Heck, might as well throw in Whaler, Grady, Hydrasport, Cape Horn, Everglades, Fountain, Blackwater, Contender, Insetta, Pursuit, Scout, etc..................... that should about cover it. Might look at a 39' CV it's a beast.
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Heck, might as well throw in Whaler, Grady, Hydrasport, etc.....................
Good point! One thing that I didnít mention and that applies to virtually all boats is that my father loves the idea of Intrepid being factory direct. So no dealer to hassle with. Now Iím sure Intrepid could build our dream boat but being the beta test isnít his idea of a good time.
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Good point! One thing that I didn’t mention and that applies to virtually all boats is that my father loves the idea of Intrepid being factory direct. So no dealer to hassle with. Now I’m sure Intrepid could build our dream boat but being the beta test isn’t his idea of a good time.
Ok, that's a start to eliminate a bunch, that leaves Invincible, Bahama, Freeman, CV, YF, Intrepid, Regulator[ugh].

Just a visit to the new CV factory and he'll be sold.
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I am targeting similar aspects for my next boat, and have started to gravitate towards some of the newer makes, custom, and semi-custom boats. Thinking Bonadeo, Valhalla, Mag Bay, Tribute, etc. No dealer hassles and work directly with the builder and get exactly what you want.
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I'm moving up from a 32 Intrepid also. Have a 42' Invincible open on order which fits my needs well. The cabin model would fit your father's needs very well from the sound of it. It's a great running boat.
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The invincible is interesting.
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I was on a Whaler 43 CC w/ Triple 350's and was impressed with he creature comforts.....and I am NOT a BW fan... but it was a helluva boat...
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Go the express route ...
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Go the express route ...
haha well i would like to try and avoid that as they are a little to ponderous for us.
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Iím always one for powering a hull with the most HP since you never know when you might need it. Does anyone see a problem that most of the 43s Iíve seen have the triple engine option? Letís say if we pick up a good clean used one and use until the warranty on the 3 engines wear out. Would it be difficult to repower with 4? Iím a little leery about filling and drilling new holes in the transom especially since the bizarre thread about the 43 with the cracking around the transom. Any thoughts on repowering eventually?
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Originally Posted by MUHSFINK07 View Post
Iím always one for powering a hull with the most HP since you never know when you might need it. Does anyone see a problem that most of the 43s Iíve seen have the triple engine option? Letís say if we pick up a good clean used one and use until the warranty on the 3 engines wear out. Would it be difficult to repower with 4? Iím a little leery about filling and drilling new holes in the transom especially since the bizarre thread about the 43 with the cracking around the transom. Any thoughts on repowering eventually?
Jupiter is a Yamaha hull. So putting quads meant going with the 425s which are 1000 pounds each. That thread you mention was quite a spectacle a couple years ago.
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Originally Posted by mcnance865 View Post
Jupiter is a Yamaha hull. So putting quads meant going with the 425s which are 1000 pounds each. That thread you mention was quite a spectacle a couple years ago.

Yes I know that. I'm just looking for some insight from those that have repowered from trips to quads. Smooth process? Is it common? Not advisable? etc.
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Originally Posted by MUHSFINK07 View Post
Yes I know that. I'm just looking for some insight from those that have repowered from trips to quads. Smooth process? Is it common? Not advisable? etc.

To answer your question it could be done.

I doubt Jupiter has done it as they likely have not sold many of these hulls and even less likely repowered from trips to quads.

They probably build them slightly different in trip vs quad configuration so a conversion would take some effort. Could need to reenforce the transom among other things.

I would think the boat would be fine with trip 425's though.

Jupiter makes a fine boat and the horror story on here was probably a one off, they have a stellar reputation and the boat is gorgeous.
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I have a 30' Express and the 43 Jupter has a bigger cabin. It's a sweet, sweet boat. YF also has a new 54 with a bigh cabin, however the entry door looks difficult for an older person
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They rate the 43 at 1400 HP so sounds like they planned on Quad 350 or Tri 425 boat, your Dad Rocks!

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