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Old 01-09-2018, 03:42 PM
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Default Pics of the first Twin Engine Blue Wave 2800


Twin Suzuki DF250 APX's


Here's a pic of the first twin engine Blue Wave 2800. Performance and Fuel Burn numbers will be avaiable soon!



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Old 01-09-2018, 05:30 PM
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Nice looking hull.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:43 PM
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Looks sharp
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Did they get rid of the rear casting deck by chance?
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[QUOTE=SaltyRhino;11001126]Did they get rid of the rear casting deck by chance?[/QUOTE

There is for sure a market for it and I think there will eventually be an open version with a little higher gunnel and no rear deck. I have no idea the timeframe, but I think it is a model that would sell very well.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:04 AM
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[QUOTE=Dossmarine;11001398]
Originally Posted by SaltyRhino View Post
Did they get rid of the rear casting deck by chance?[/QUOTE

There is for sure a market for it and I think there will eventually be an open version with a little higher gunnel and no rear deck. I have no idea the timeframe, but I think it is a model that would sell very well.
I can't wait to see that, I like the hybrid approach but I prefer a little less 'bay boat' decking
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How useful will that power pole be on a 28' hull? I hate the way it looks bolted to that boat.
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Originally Posted by SaltyRhino View Post
Did they get rid of the rear casting deck by chance?
Nope. Still has a rear casting deck.

You can see pretty much the whole boat starting at 12:14 here

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here are some inital performance numbers


65+ MPH at 6100 rpm with twin 250APX suzuki

4000RPM around 43 MPH

more info coming soon (props, etc.)

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Fuel capacity says 94 gallons. Figure 88 usable? Is this right? That's 44 per engine. Seems a little shy to me for twins.
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Originally Posted by satbeachbill View Post
Fuel capacity says 94 gallons. Figure 88 usable? Is this right? That's 44 per engine. Seems a little shy to me for twins.


This version of the boat was built for shallow draft and idealy a single engine. Obviously 94 gallons is plenty when the cruise mpg is almost 4 mpg with a single 350. When they do the open version, i was told the the fuel capacity will be increased to better accomadate twins.
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What is the 'open' version?
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Originally Posted by offroadr View Post
What is the 'open' version?


It will have a higher gunnel and much less deck space to create a more open floor plan. So you will still have a hybrid type boat with a shallow draft, but it will be more set up for offshore fishing vs. inshore fishing.
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It does not look like a boat that would have a very large market. I could be wrong, but why twins on a hybrid bay/offshore.
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While I agree with you, we have had quite a few requests for twins. I have tried to talk people out of it because the boat runs so well with a single 350, but some people have in their mind they have to have twins to go offshore, yet they need a boat with a shallow draft for various reasons. The boat was built with the ability to have twins, so the factory rigged one out so they could do testing on it.
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I demoed the 28 with a 350 Suzuki and it was a nice ride and boat, but to much deck space for me. I believe I was told the draft was 17” with the 350 single which would limit me to much. Hopefully the open version will draft less with a single.
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That looks nice. Sounds like it's running well
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by cp5899 View Post
I demoed the 28 with a 350 Suzuki and it was a nice ride and boat, but to much deck space for me. I believe I was told the draft was 17” with the 350 single which would limit me to much. Hopefully the open version will draft less with a single.


i have been told the actual draft is 15"-16", but every situation and boat is different. 17" is a safe number for sure.
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Originally Posted by Dossmarine View Post
It will have a higher gunnel and much less deck space to create a more open floor plan. So you will still have a hybrid type boat with a shallow draft, but it will be more set up for offshore fishing vs. inshore fishing.
sounds awesome, whats the timing?
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