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    Posted: 18 March 2019 at 5:51pm
Good evening all, I'm looking into getting a newer boat and have a short list of the following what's people's opinions I'd be interested to know Wanted, Ocqueteau 695/715, rodman 747, arvor 25 or anything similar considered!! Please let me know..tia Stu
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Good luck with the search...
Not had any of those but all look fine on the water.
I am sure others will have better first hand experience.
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 I have not owned any of those but when I was in the market for a 25 foot boat I very nearly bought a Rodman 747 because it was a good balance between fishing area and usable cabin/wheelhouse. The Arvor 23/25 was a bit too functional, but had better fishing space. Both are very good sea boats and would take more that I would want to be in. In the end I bought a Harley 25 (think Duver 25) because I wanted to design and fit out the way I wanted it. 
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Thank-you for your advice so far
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Can I throw a spanner in the works? I have a motor sailer twin keel displacement boat that is not only a good fishing platform but is very wife friendly with all the facilities. Max speed 7 knots but I have all the time to get out fishing when I like. I have seriously thought about getting a conventional fishing boat but I love staying on her for days at a time with all the comforts. Buy a boat that suits all your needs not just fishing. Dave
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don't really know them boats what I can say is my parker 660 pilot house is built like a brick sh*thouse and very   fast had it 2 years from new and not had any probs   so cant recommend them enough
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out of the ones's you have listed, id say the Ocquataeu is the best. good fishing space, and can easily do a weekend away on. normally they have the Nanni or volvo fitted (few have yanmars). with the nanni look out for a T4-175 or 200. far better than the 4.380 0r 4.390. with the volvo option older engines are pretty solid, new D3 range will depend on age. early ones had issues of over heating.

rodman is also very well built, but as standard they come very basic, so it will depend if your looking for new and have a deep pocket for the toys. normally volvos in these so same applys as above.

Arvors are the hard fishermans boat. not as well built and you will need to upgrade things as you go to better quality. but they are very good as a platform for fishing. over night on board is fine, but they wont have anywhere near the comfort of the other 2. id also say if buying second hand a Arvor 25, try to avoid the black mercruiser. known to have few issues. many love the black merc, but having worked on many boats over the years they are troublesome. the cummins or yanmars(normally fitted to replace the merc) are lot better IMHO. just make sure they have been fitted correctly as some had issues with water back up exhaust (dave stenson knows bit more about that.

another to consider would be the merry fisher 695 or 805. same sort of boats. 695's more fishing boat. 805 is more cruiser but more than capable of been used as fishing boat. 

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I to have a parker 660 pilothouse and have had it a few years was 2years old when I got it, they are fantastic boats and very well built has a good deck space for fishing and a reasonable size cabin.


Originally posted by Ahab Ahab wrote:

don't really know them boats what I can say is my parker 660 pilot house is built like a brick sh*thouse and very   fast had it 2 years from new and not had any probs   so cant recommend them enough
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Thankyou for your help all, have been researching the black merc engine issues!! I haven't thought of the parker 660, what are the four strokes obs like in comparison to fuel consumption of an inboard.
Ultimately I'm looking for something to fish over the back of the iow, having the odd night stay, and a decent turn of pace to it (previously had a seaworker)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Osprey Oldman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2019 at 10:34am
I reckon we all love our own boats (no surprise there!) so I'll add my two penn'th.
My Orkney 24' is far tougher than me, very comfortable, a big fishing area and will reach 30 knots when clean.
But then, I'm biased and haven't been on any of the others mentioned! LOL. 
However, IMHO, I would certainly listen to Monkey Nuts as he has so much unbiased knowledge and experience of working on them.
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