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40-50ft convertibles

Discussion in 'General Sportfish Discussion' started by reel antsea, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. reel antsea

    reel antsea New Member

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    lets cut to the chase I wanna do 25+kt cruise and want 4 strokes(no manns though) and I need to be able to handle the gulf of mexicos nasty chop. I am looking at a 250k max budget. the boats iv found are 40 Riviera and 46 post repowered. advice and any opinions are welcome
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Neither. Find a 50’ post in your price range. The 820 mans in them are bulletproof. Some have mtu, but I’d much rather the mans. They’re good motors. The 46’ will scare the daylights out of you and the riviera will knock your fillings out in the gulf
  3. Bucksh0t

    Bucksh0t New Member

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    I hope to be searching next year myself. 40ish size Flybridge that fishes and cruises well.
  4. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Cabo 40' FB is a great running boat, 820 mans or zues would be my preferred engine choices on it.