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Boat For Sale: 2004 Powerplay 33' Center Console w/ Mercury 250 EFI's - SOLD!

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    2004 Powerplay 33' Center Console
    w/Twin 2005 Mercury 250 EFI's

    Up for sale is the last Powerplay 33' Center Console ever built by Dan Wienstein. It is titled as a 2004, but it wasn't finished and delivered until early 2005 when Dan's company went into receivership. Powerplay didn't title any boats after 2004, although they finished the last 3-4 in 2005. The majority of Powerplays produced were sportdeck boats, built for people who had been through a variety of other offshore boats, such as Cigarettes & Skaters, but wanted something bullet-proof. I'm one of those guys.

    Most of the Powerplay Center Consoles were shipped to the Caribbean because the boats were known for rough water capability, strength and longevity. These boats were often used for shuttles because they were fast, light and subsequently fuel efficient. Mostly, they could be put into service for decades without fear of failure. If your protocol is for ride quality and a stable hull when guests are moving about, then a wide beam, heavy, center console may be your best choice, UNLESS you intend to tow it or trailer it. For towing, a narrow beam, light hull will be your best choice. They track better and add less resistance.

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    If you intend to trailer a large center console, such as a Jupiter, Contender, Intrepid, Bahamas, Venture, etc... you will need a 3/4 ton or one ton diesel, preferably a dually, but you will still have a problem with the beam of these boats going through toll booths or narrow roads. The 33' Powerplay has a trailer-friendly beam of 8-feet. With a pair of Mercury 250 EFI's, plus trailer, it comes in around 8500 pounds, which means it can be easily towed with a 2-wheel drive truck such as the Ford F150 or any full-size sport utility vehicle; Expedition, Tahoe, etc. I've done it for years.

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    All of the center console Powerplays were cuddies. In the final years of production, they were all fitted with Euro-style, flush mounted hardware. The cuddy has a flush hatch located at center for ventilation, as well as a recessed and covered anchor locker, shown at the forefront of this picture...

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    This boat has 315 original hours. It's equipped with a pair 2005 Merc 250 EFI's. I just had both brains put on the Merc diagnostic computer and it only has 1.9 hours over 5000 rpm. These motors will turn 5700-5800 with a top end of 66.7 mph on GPS. The majority of hours on the computer were under 3500 RPM's. It's important to note why the 3.0 litre EFI's were chosen for this rig. They are well-documented 'work-horse' motors, often used by government boats for simplicity and reliability. They don't have the complications or cost of repairs like Optimax motors. They are easy to work on and many of these motors go well over 3000 hours, only needing a fresh pair of rings in a rebuild. There is another benefit too, they are fast! While I've pegged the throttles a few times for short bursts, they are also thirsty, which has kept my 'need for speed' in check. The boat has never been run hard. It's mostly been used for the YF editorial crew for pictures.

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    Only a couple Powerplays were built with hard tops. Most of them had an arch with a retractable, canvas bimini. Had Powerplay stayed in business, this was the new hardtop arch. Please note, the Bazooka 'monkey balls' have been removed. The sound system is more than sufficient without them and I got tired of hitting my head on 'em!

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    To this day, the center console on a Powerplay is among the best in the business, UNLESS you intend to mount large display screens. I'm old school when it comes to electronics on a boat... I don't want any! All I need is RPM's, water pressure, amps and a fuel gauge. Anything more is simply something to break. The result is an extremely clean helm. Please note a flip down foot pedestal has been added in front of the bolster for comfort. This picture was taken before the installation.

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    The console has built-in forward seating with a flip-up backrest for access to fuses, etc. The bottom of the seat is removable and doubles as extra dry storage on the boat.

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    The bolster has 4 rocket launchers. They have NEVER been used. The boat was never fished. Aft is a bench seat that folds down for extra cockpit room. (see next picture)

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    In the up position, the aft seat is comfortable and mostly, unobtrusive when it's not needed. Access to the battery switches, oil tanks, batteries and primer bulbs are through the wide deck hatch behind the seat. Did I say primer bulbs? Yes... old school is easy and reliable! On that subject, the boat is equipped with a SeaStar steering system. Ultra reliable and proven. Also silky smooth to turn. Absolutely no torque is felt in the wheel, no matter the trim or speed.

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    The steering wheel tilts fore & aft. There were two sizes of windscreens made by Powerplay, a tall and a shorty. The latter was chosen for this boat. The drink holder in the upper left was held on with double sided tape. I removed and replaced it with 4 counter-sunk drink holders that span the upper ledge.

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    Under the helm, simplicity rules. I have no idea why an amplifier with abstract art was chosen during the fit-out, but it works fine. The speakers are made by Bazooka. There are 6 of them, but one of the speakers is blown. Cost is about $35. Time to replace is about 5 minutes. I may do this in the next couple of weeks if my schedule allows.

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    The boat has a complete Sunbrella boat cover. It cost $3500 and it was money well spent. It's in excellent condition. BTW, this boat has rarely sat uncovered; maybe a total of 4 weeks a year, when I'm using it. Otherwise, it stays covered. Also note, the bottom of the hull appears to be discolored in this photo, but it is a reflection of the pavement below. The hull is snow white, everywhere.

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    Here is a post made by a guy on a forum...

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    But don't take my word for it, see what other people say about Powerplays. Here's a thread on Offshore Only with over 2000 posts and 500,000 views...

    Powerplay Boats - Offshoreonly.com

    I never intended to sell this boat and I've taken care of so it would last a lifetime, but my needs have changed. This is someone's opportunity to purchase a very rare, very limited production boat that is still like new, at less than half the cost. Powerplay was recently resurrected by Tom Mason, who previously owned Midnight Express. A new Powerplay with a pair of 250's is $200k.

    Asking $89k. Contact... Carl (at) YachtForums (com).

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    SOLD! Thank you YachtForums!! :)
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