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Jefferson Marlago 35' Center Console - opinions?

Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by YachtForums, May 31, 2016.

  1. YachtForums

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    A friend is looking at a 35' Marlago with twin 300 Yamahas. I've seen these boats on the water in South Florida for years, but I'm not intimately familiar with them. I know the hull was originally copied from the 39' Cigarette and shortened to make a 35-footer. I believe Marlin (in Miami) made the first splash, then Marlago popped a copy off that hull. That same hull was used on the Palmetto, Dakota and later Sonic. For all practical purposes, it's the same hull as the 33' Powerplay; a 50 degree entry, 24 degree deadrise with 4 lifting strakes, but with a modified v-pad. For these reasons, the Marlin should ride exceptionally well, but because it's a light boat at 6,000 lbs., it might pound a bit in certain conditions.

    I know Jefferson vacuum bagged Nidacore in the construction of the hull sides, stringers and bulkheads, but I'm not sure if the running surface is solid glass or cored? If the hull is cored, it's a deal breaker. Do any of YF's captains or owners have first hand experience with these boats?

    A sea trial is scheduled for Thursday and I'm planning to tag along.

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  2. RER

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    2006? Sides are cored ...bottom should be solid fiberglass. Earlier models were fully cored.
  3. YachtForums

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    Thank you RER! Yes, it's a 2006. I know Jefferson used their CC line to experiment with layup and wetting techniques before incorporating Nidacore into their yacht line, so the first few boats we're basically an experiment in progress. By 2006, the lamination schedule should have been down to a science.

    Thank you again!
  4. Capt J

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    I have an owner with I think it's a 1994 with 250HP EFI Mercuries.....he's had it since new, towed it to the Panama Canal and back from Fort Lauderdale behind a 63' Ocean SF back in the day, has run it everywhere and loves it. I ran it once, it was a good riding boat, and good build quality.....from what I saw, but it's been a decade since I saw it. He still owns it and ships it back and forth from Michigan to Delray Beach each season......
  5. Rob StIago

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    Was that 1994 a Marlin or a Marlago?
  6. Capt J

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    Marlago.
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    I think Sonic bought the molds and they are still in business. We sea trailed one with 3x 300hps and it,was crazy fast. Had a few too many cracks in the transom or we would have bought it.