Maybe you don't consider this "large", but Seawind
has produced a 1000 (33 ft) and 1000XL (36 ft) for many years - including current
. Probably one of their most successful. Powered by twin 9.9 hp Yamaha hi-thrust or 15 hp. Pushes the boat at hull speed
of 7-8 knots at WOT. Of course, they are really meant to sail.
I had about 2000 hrs on my original Yamaha 9.9's, when one of them cratered. Repower
was easy as they sit in a box. They are not prone to theft. There is a mechanical system that raises and lowers the motor
. I much prefer the outboards, are easy to service
, and easy to replace when the time comes.
Its also a very nice sailing boat, with wide main traveler in the back, sprit for screacher and/or spinnaker
, self-tailing jib
, dual wheels. I moved to this after racing Corsair
24's and Corsair
28R's for years. It is obviously not as fast, but much more comfortable.