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Abaco 23


Category: Fishing Powerboats
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Abaco 23 by bateau.com
Abaco 23 by bateau.com
Abaco 23

The Abaco 23 is a classic, smooth riding hull. 17 degrees deadrise at transom, variable deadrise. The hull shape and styling is inspired by the rugged Bahamian outboard boats from the Abacos, therefore the name.

The legendary smoothness of those boats in heavy seas is mostly due to their hull shape. Most of today's small and fast planing hulls have parallel buttocks or, in other words, a constant deadrise from about the middle to the stern. The Abaco 23 has a hull closer to large deep sea fishing planing boats or classic hulls from before Ray Hunt. The Abaco 23 has a variable deadrise with a sharp forefoot to achieve high speed rough water comfort.

The slight warp of the bottom has another advantage, it induces planing at moderate speed. The transition between displacement and planing speed is much smoother than in a constant deadrise hull.



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Jacques Mertens
Year of Design:
2007
LOA:
23' (7.02m)
Beam Length:
8' (2.45m)
Draft Length:
14"/16.5" (35/42 cm)
Displacement:
3,800/5,000 lbs (1720/2265 Kg)
Materials:
Wood
Fiberglass
Other
Propulsion:
Outboard
Skill Level to Build:
experience
Cost:
$225 plans
Website:
Contact Information:

1360 SW Old Dixie hwy #103

Vero beach FL 32962
Phone:

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