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Marquis Sport yachts or similar

Discussion in 'Marquis Yacht' started by CaptCook, Dec 11, 2013.

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  1. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    That to me is one of the most important things I look for in a boat of any size. I don't want to lose visibility for an extended time planning. Also I want to be able to run at various speeds with good visibility. I took a demo in a boat early in the year that was great at 40-50 knots and fine vision at displacement, but at 15-30 knots you had to stand to see.
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    This is exactly the reason I don't like Coupe and Express models, the lower visibility. Flybridges with lower helm, it's pretty much impossible to test for visibility without a sea trial but my guess would be not a good one.
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    Common with boats of all sizes. One reason I would never buy a planing boat without having taken a demo ride in it, or at least a very similar boat from the same builder. There are 18' outboards on lakes with large engines that have very dangerous blind periods while reaching speed and they take off in crowded areas. Then there are 100'+ planing yachts with the same problem. As you move the engines to the stern then the issue can increase if not very careful with design. On the lake there were numerous V-drive Go fast boats that only had a two or three second period of being blind but the driver had zero visibility for that brief moment. It's like driving down the highway and closing your eyes for a few seconds.