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Old 01-12-2014, 07:17 AM
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Looking for any input from people who have fished this boat offshore. Seems like a good riding and relatively fuel efficient rig. How big are the fish boxes? How does it drift? Head/ following sea ride? Most have volvos. Looking for quirks/ cons.

Other boat in consideration is a 38 henriques.

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Originally Posted by GMILLS88 View Post
Looking for any input from people who have fished this boat offshore. Seems like a good riding and relatively fuel efficient rig. How big are the fish boxes? How does it drift? Head/ following sea ride? Most have volvos. Looking for quirks/ cons.

Other boat in consideration is a 38 henriques.

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Will the boat be used strictly for offshore fishing? If I was buying the boat strictly to fish it would be the Henriques. You will find a lot of Ocean haters out there, but they put out an economical product. If you are picking your days and want something that has a nice interior for the wife, girlfriend, kids, etc the Ocean could very will fit the bill. Strictly offshore, I would go Henriques.
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Ocean vs Henriques for fishing?? Come on now.... Go with the 38 Henriques!! Its a no brainer.
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43 Ocean has one very large fish box (two openings at either end) ..... not sure of the dimensions but it is probably a good 60" long .....I believe they all came with Transom bait wells .... drifts reasonably well considering the bottom it has, might have to use a sea anchor at time to better angle the anglers during long windy drifts. Take a ride and see for yourself, as virtually everyone on THT has their own opinion how Sporties ride even though most have CC's ...... And personally, I am not a fan of the Volvo's but that is just because of my personal experience.... have a few dockmates with them and while not heavy users, they have no problems with the newer Volvos's ....
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I love the Henny, but the Ocean is faster and burns less fuel. It also can be bought cheaper. The ocean is also much heavier. I'm skeptical, but on paper and in some trusted peoples opinions it's a better buy. MJ's fishes an Ocean and they do pretty good for themselves.
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Really curious to see some fuel burn #s and speed on both boats. No doubt the Henny has a larger cockpit, but at 37,500 lbs, I have to imagine the Ocean would push through slop pretty well at 20knts or so? Henny has a great reputation, but seems like a typical 100mi canyon trip burns 50 more gallons and is 5 knots slower than the 43 Ocean with Volvos. This of course on paper. Anyone have some real numbers and sea capability reviews of either? Is the Ocean terrible in certain conditions?
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The 43 Ocean Yacht, 2004, had a few different engine choices. 480 Volvo's, 500 Yanmar's and C-9 510hp Cats. I've seen mostly Volvo's and Yanmar's. We sold a few 43's this year with 500 Yanmars. With the 500 Yanmar's you will cruise approximately 29 knots at 2500rpm burning 32gph, pretty good numbers. The Yanmar's are definitely way lighter then the Volvo's. The 43 Ocean has a great layout for fishing and cruising and was one of Ocean Yacht's most popular model's. The Henriques win's the battle in cockpit size, in almost every size boat they produce. Their cockpits are just massive and great for bottom fishing. They do burn a lot of fuel but have a very stable ride. If you need any other info, just shoot me a pm or email.
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Originally Posted by GMILLS88 View Post
I love the Henny, but the Ocean is faster and burns less fuel. It also can be bought cheaper. The ocean is also much heavier. I'm skeptical, but on paper and in some trusted peoples opinions it's a better buy. MJ's fishes an Ocean and they do pretty good for themselves.
I worked on MJ's Nice ride. They cut the pulpit and bowrail removed. It looks like a slick ride.

Lots of oceans for sale. Go for it if you can get a good price. This is MJ's...

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Default ocean 43 fuel burn

I have also been doing alot of research on these boats as I am thinking of moving up soon. here are the fuel burn charts, the first one is for the volvo 480's and the second one for the yanmar 500's
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Originally Posted by Ledge Fever View Post
Really curious to see some fuel burn #s and speed on both boats. No doubt the Henny has a larger cockpit, but at 37,500 lbs, I have to imagine the Ocean would push through slop pretty well at 20knts or so? Henny has a great reputation, but seems like a typical 100mi canyon trip burns 50 more gallons and is 5 knots slower than the 43 Ocean with Volvos. This of course on paper. Anyone have some real numbers and sea capability reviews of either? Is the Ocean terrible in certain conditions?
Not apples to apples, but... I own a 38 Ocean with 375 hp 3208's also I have fished on and been at the wheel of the MJ's [ 45' Ocean ] and I was the Captain of a 42 Henriques with 800 hp MAN's for five years. I don't remember the exact fuel burn on MJ's but I was suprised at the ecconomy. She has a good ride with lots of room, but as with all boats with relativly flat bottoms you have to slow down when it gets sloppy. My 38 ' Ocean is slower Than MJ's both due to lower hp and less water line and I have to slow down more as the head seas build. In a following sea I just pull the tabs up and can maintane the same speed unless it gets real bad then I slow down some. Leaving from Beach haven to fish the canyons [ apx 200 Nmi. round trip ] I will burn 250 gal with a 20 Kt cruise speed out and back. On the 42' Henriques cruising 30 Kts out of Barnegat Inlet [ 220 Nmi ] I would burn apx 325 - 350 gals on a canyon trip. Slowing down to a 26 Kt cruise I would burn 315 to 325. I once fished the Toms back to back days in the Beach Haven tournament, again out of BI, with out refueling and total fuel consumption 615 gal. we were running about 22 Kts due to the sea conditions. I have been caught off shore in unexpectedly BAD sea conditions on both my 38' Ocean and the 42' Henriques I got home faster and much more comfortably on the Henriques. Ocean gives good bang for the buck. Both boats willl get the job done, but the Henriques inspires confidence. It will cost more to buy and will burn more fuel, but will also have a higher resale value, sell more readly and give more peace of mind. IHO it is a better return on investment. The numbers I have stated are from memory and aproxamate. If you PM me I would be happy to answer questions about either boat.
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The 43 Ocean will run circles around a 38 foot henriques (or any other 38 foot bridge boat) in rough water. The ocean is just a bigger, heavier boat with a sharper entry and a better planing surface. Its not apples to apples as someone else said because you are comparing a 43' boat to a 38' boat.

The problem with bridge boats under 40 feet is they are very top heavy and tend to want to lean to one side or the other. In my opinion bridge boats don't ride right until about 41 feet and longer.

I even think the 43 Ocean is more fuel efficient and faster with the same engine package. you should take a ride on both boats in 3-5's and you will see.
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The 43 Ocean will run circles around a 38 foot henriques (or any other 38 foot bridge boat) in rough water. The ocean is just a bigger, heavier boat with a sharper entry and a better planing surface. Its not apples to apples as someone else said because you are comparing a 43' boat to a 38' boat.

The problem with bridge boats under 40 feet is they are very top heavy and tend to want to lean to one side or the other. In my opinion bridge boats don't ride right until about 41 feet and longer.

I even think the 43 Ocean is more fuel efficient and faster with the same engine package. you should take a ride on both boats in 3-5's and you will see.

Hard to beat waterline length for darn near any offshore consideration... You just need to be able to pay for it!

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