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Picnic/Lobster boats: Hinckley, San Juan, etc

Discussion in 'General Downeast Dayboat Discussion' started by Ben, Jun 8, 2006.

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  1. nilo

    nilo Senior Member

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    vicem lobster boat

    these are the last pictures

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  3. Ben

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    Thanks Nilo, very nice! Looks great while underway.
    Quality appears to be up there with the top end, especialy when seen here.
    How long is she?


    Looking a bit further throught the Santa Cruz web site I came across the caption "Bright and airy head" which sort of got me thinking, that thats not a line you read every day, and isn't normaly a complement either.:D
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    I love it:D
  5. nilo

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    ben,

    she is 51 feet. i have been owning her since new and this is the 5th season. she has 2x610 hp m.a.n. engines and still can go up to 34 knots.

    nilo
  6. Kevin

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    At least with a Wally you know there's pretty much no chance of someone tieing up next to you with almost the same boat. All the other picnic/lobster boats have a style, that regardless of yard, ties each to another. With a Wally, that won't be a problem. :)
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    The More's the Merrier

    INdeed, a bargain at twice the price (I did mean to mention the fine, Turkish-built Vicems).
    Still, there's more:
    Avalon - the 50' Gentlemen's "launch". :rolleyes:
    http://www.yachtworld.com/ballastpoint/ballastpoint_7.html
    Arguably, she's more 30s "Commuter" style (like the beautiful ones from San Juan & Santa Cruz) than Down Eastern, but I'm afraid this thread is getting strawberry-blonde tangled.:p

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  8. KCook

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    Thanks Redman. I knew there was at least one I had overlooked!

    Kelly
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    For most enthusiasts... it's easy to identify who designed certain boats without knowing the make, model or brand. I never really thought about the influence of one design over another, from the same architect, until I visited the Fexas website looking for one of my all-time favorites... the 74' Derecktor "Transition". Here's a link...

    http://www.tomfexas.com/projects/1024/MY_Transition.html

    In looking over his past work, of which I am very familiar, it dawned on me that the Derecktor above was really derived from two boats that I did not particularly favor... the mid 80's Cheoy Lee & Midnight Lace designs.

    Go figure... :rolleyes:
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  12. KCook

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    Neat finds Orion!

    Kelly
  13. Ben

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    Thanks Redman!
    The yacht pictured is actualy from a builder called Palm Beach Motor Yachts. They are made in Queensland, Australia. Unfortuanatly their web site is poor, the site you've provided is much better!
    I wasn't sure if they were of high enough quality to post here, but they appear to be OK in your pics.:)

    Kevin, our marinas are full of mostly white generic sports or fishing boats, so a handsome lobster/commuter (I'm begining to see the difference, thanks Redman;) ) with a coloured hull will stand out.

    Here's one that hasn't been listed yet, and it's one of the nicest I've seen...
    It's the November 55 from Rapsody Yachts
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    That 55' Rapsody is sweet. Good find Ben!
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  17. KCook

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    I had no idea lobsters were so popular in Europe!
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    The good old times are back again;)
    I think, a lot of people are tired of these space aged designs that feels out of date after very short time. Timeless beauties like many of the lobsters will hold their value longer.:)
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    Songwriter and pianoman Billy Joels Doug Zurn designed 57ft:cool:

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