|Hi Star - Hi Star Convertible (42'3"): HiStar 42|
Great boat -built a bit heavier than newer boats - however diplacement = better ride!, hand laid glass with quality gel and resin - We bought her in Phuket, she was a gameboat which holds a few IGFA world records. SHe used to operate in a very remote area known as the Andaman Islands. We sailed her under her own power from Phuket Thailand to Fremantle Western Australia -some 4 weeks at sea through all manner of conditions - the worst being 4m+ swells with 2-3m metre seas blowing to 40 knots - whilst a little un-nerving she handled it with ease. Twin Cat 3208's at 375hp each possibly a bit small - topping out at 22knots and cruise at 17-18. Ideally an extra 100hp a side would be perfect. She appears to be nose down in the water but this is probably a visual aspect as she keeps the bow up into the heaviest of seas. Would i buy another? -for sure!
Reviewed by Clinton Ellison on Aug-04-2008 | Rating: