Why Would Anyone Want A Boat With No Motor?
Well, actually, we sell quite a few motorless boats here at Ocean Express for a variety of reasons. The most common one is that the buyer already has a set of outboards or an inboard power unit that just needs to have a boat attached to them.
Sound like anyone you know?
If so, you might want to take a look at the 25-foot offshore catamaran we have in stock at the moment. It seats 5 and has an estimated top speed of 108 MPH when attached to a pair of 2.5-liter outboards. It comes with all the standard Ocean Express features, and best of all it’s in stock right now and can be fitted out to your specifications and delivered immediately.
So, if you know someone with a pair of outboards that are not in the water, give us a call. A deal this good won’t last long.
Want To Extend Your Fishing Season?
A couple of years ago, Ross had the opportunity to inspect a commercial vessel equipped with a pilothouse. Standing there, high above the water surrounded by glass the idea struck him that this was the perfect design for an offshore fishing boat.
Of course, Ross is not into designing trawlers and tugs, so the pilothouse idea was married to an Ocean Express catamaran hull to produce something truly unique, a 34 foot hybrid performance/fishing boat with a fully enclosed pilothouse. It may look a little strange at first, but the proof is in the performance, and this boat performs!
Think about the advantages of a completely enclosed, heated and air-conditioned pilothouse the next time you’re surrounded by leaking vinyl and canvas flapping in the wind. Then think about cruising out to the hump at 35 or 40 miles per hour in a stable, fuel-efficient catamaran. All of a sudden, it doesn’t look so strange anymore. If the idea sounds interesting, give Ross a call and let him tell you all about it.
Ever Hear The Story About The Guy Who Built A Boat In His Basement …
... and had to cut a hole in the wall to get it out?
Well, the Ocean Express building now has a new, higher door because a Pilot House fishing boat is a whole lot taller than the typical Ocean Express product.
Be sure to ask Ross about the new door when you call, but don’t tell him how you found out.
Why Do Balsa Wood Cores Get Such A Bad Rap? You’ve heard the horror stories. Balsa wood absorbs liquids, which changes it from a lightweight material to a heavyweight material, and it’s impossible ever to get it dry again.
Yup, it’s all true – unless you know how to work with balsa wood cores. The secret is to totally encapsulate the core, and that takes time and costs money. That’s the way Ocean Express uses balsa wood, and we’ve been doing it for many years with zero problems.
Most other builders won’t take the time or spend the extra money to do it right – so the horror stories persist. All you have to do is look. If you can see wood, you will have a problem sooner or later. Probably sooner.
Well, that’s all for this edition. Check back often, and do let us know about your experiences with Ocean Express boats. We’d love to share your story.
Ross & Marsha