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Locke N Load 02-10-2017 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by Patton222 (Post 9480536)
He posts many interesting replies, enough for me to always notice the user name.

With modern engineering and big outboards I'm excited to see what the other big name builders produce.

I am even more excited to see a nasty 40+ Higher speed/stepped cat like the freeman 42 with an elevated walk around pilot house, air ride/shock absorbing captain chair seating for 6-8, AC, huge live wells and fish boxes. Something that will keep you dry and comfortable in all conditions, cruise 50+, capable of getting 150-200 miles off shore and back in the same day comfortably. One day maybe.

With some modifications to meet your specs, but..
http://www.tortugasfishing.com/boat.html

Cosgrove 02-10-2017 06:42 PM

Here's my prediction.... and you heard it here first. INV will come out with a Cat NOT designed by MP. The cat will be bigger than Freeman's 37 but smaller than their 42. My guess, 38 or 39. He will be shooting for a boat faster than Freeman at any and all cost. If that one is popular, his next cat will be a 43', just to one up Freeman. He wants that Venice market which is owned by Freeman and the only way he'll get them to leave Freeman is to drop the price of the boat so low that he won't make any money...again, this is my opinion. MP IS designing a Cat for another manufacturer that has been named but I won't discuss that as it's theirs to unveil when they want to. It's no secret that SeaVee is doing one but I'm sure it will be more of a battle wagon than a speed demon. SeaHunter won't even go with steps so there's no way they'll do one. Remember, it wasn't that long ago that both SeaVee and Contender said they'd never do steps and look at them now.

mahimaster1 02-10-2017 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by doughboy361 (Post 9472782)
I have heard Barker working on a cat hull. If it's true the fit and finish going to be top notch.

I heard through a credible source that he purchased the legend 37 molds...

Travisk 02-11-2017 05:55 AM

My brother was at the factory yesterday. They are building a cat and it is going to be a Michael peters design. No clue on when or size but stoked to hear they're going through with it 👍👍👍

doughboy361 02-11-2017 05:41 PM

If Invincible is building a cat. I hope it will give Freeman a run for its money because the other cats isn't. :) Competition is good for buyers and its good to have choices. I doubt Invincible cat will take over the Venice market. Mexican Gulf Fishing Company have the most Freeman boats in the charter fleet and I doubt they will leave Freeman.

johnspear23 02-20-2017 07:38 AM

Did they unveil a cat at the show?

Flatout71 02-20-2017 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by johnspear23 (Post 9990150)
Did they unveil a cat at the show?

Not that I saw or heard.

jdm61 02-20-2017 10:22 AM

The "Venice market" is how big compared to say the "South Florida market?" Just saying.

Texas 17 02-20-2017 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by jdm61 (Post 9990758)
The "Venice market" is how big compared to say the "South Florida market?" Just saying.

The Venice market actually needs the boat to perform for 100 plus miles of open ocean runs, whereas the Miami boat market is dominated by sand bar show boats. Offshore, it's tough to be more than 40 miles from protected water off Miami. Even for island hopping in the Bahamas, the need for Venice-type range and speed is limited. If you build for Venice and someone in Miami uses it, great. But if you build for Miami, it's not going to be the right rig for full-time charters in Venice. Prove it there where it's needed, and it will be usable anywhere.

BSpot 02-20-2017 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by johnspear23 (Post 9990150)
Did they unveil a cat at the show?


They had a 33, 36, 39 and 2 42's in the water. No Cat!

BLUE DOLPHIN 02-20-2017 12:59 PM

Fishing Pulley Ridge out of Key West or Ft Myers is a similar run to Deep water rigs off Texas or La. 3 hrs in my 29 to Pulley Ridge same to Perdido rig off south Texas. 42 Freeman coming to KW in 2018.

BSpot 02-20-2017 01:01 PM

Cosgrove

How do you have so much "inside" info? Have any pricing too?

cayman_fisher 02-20-2017 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by BSpot (Post 9991301)
Cosgrove

How do you have so much "inside" info? Have any pricing too?

I don't know who Cosgrove's source is but I'm willing to back up some of what he is saying after a couple conversations this weekend. :)

tuna921 02-20-2017 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by mahimaster1 (Post 9958803)
I heard through a credible source that he purchased the legend 37 molds...

Well he had someones 37 Freeman, at Barkers for a bit............. Guess to study up and take measurements. :o

Dancing Bear 03-17-2017 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by BLUE DOLPHIN (Post 9991296)
Fishing Pulley Ridge out of Key West or Ft Myers is a similar run to Deep water rigs off Texas or La. 3 hrs in my 29 to Pulley Ridge same to Perdido rig off south Texas. 42 Freeman coming to KW in 2018.

Will it be yours?

BLUE DOLPHIN 03-17-2017 06:25 PM

No, a guide at KW Yacht Harbor told me he is going to operate the boat for a West Fl based owner. Boat will be based primarily in KW.

linesider 159 03-17-2017 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by FusionZ06 (Post 9472802)
I heard they do about 80 boats a year.

Back when I bought my Canyon Bay they were selling about 10 boats a year.

How a business thrives with 10 boats a year is beyond me. ;?

TwiceBlessed 03-17-2017 09:15 PM

This thread is fake news until Invincible proves otherwise
 
I'll eat crow when someone here or Invincible Boats can substantiate this entire thread with some facts, until then it should be shelved.

Twice

Kerry 03-18-2017 04:02 AM

So is it a real Cat or just another copy?

Sarasota Line X 03-18-2017 05:06 AM


Originally Posted by tuna921 (Post 9992163)
Well he had someones 37 Freeman, at Barkers for a bit............. Guess to study up and take measurements. :o

Also fake news...


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