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Maine whaler posted 03-01-2002 11:05 AM ET (US)   Profile for Maine whaler   Send Email to Maine whaler  
I have been shopping for a year now for a classic whaler 22 - 25 revenge. I looked at the 20 foot Maritime skiff, similar looks to the cl;assic whaler and designed by an ex cpd designer but I needed something bigger. I sent an e-mail to Maritime asking about the possibiity of a bigger Maritime. A got a prompt response stating that they had just finished designing a 23 foot maritime with an 8'6 beam with a pilot house style with cuddy. This could be the only boat to come between me and a revenge. They will be showing hull model number 1 at the Maine boat builders show on the 23rd and 24th. This may convince me to buy a new boat, somethihg I swore I would ever due. This could be a tough choice.
Bigshot posted 03-01-2002 11:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
And an expensive lesson. Remember that thing called resale?

In 10 years that Whaler will be worth what you paid. The maritime will be worth $15k.

biggest decision is how much do you want to lose in depreciation.

sorcerer posted 03-01-2002 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for sorcerer    
The Maritime's don't resemble "classic" Whalers at all thank heaven. What they do have, as related from 4 locals who own them, a better ride and handling than similar sized Whalers particularly in heavy bay chop. Just don't expect a fancy finished interior they are pretty spartan.

The new 23 Patriot looks like she might be a winner and a class looking skiff to boot.

Bev and Paul are pretty clever folks at Maritime, who's priority is giving you solid value for your dollar in a safe easy handling low horsepower required limited maintenance boat. The right combinations of factors if your a fisherman or an active water sports family.

From what I have seen the few used ones available have held there resell value pretty well, selling quickly.

In fact we are considering dumping our late '80's 13 Sport. Then picking up one of these in 1480 or "fat" 14 footer believe more versatile than the Whaler 13 and better ride in most all conditions we experience in our area and still only need a 25 to 40hp engine.

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