Fortier 33

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Good asking price

Very fine boat in workmanship and sea abuilty. He made a few with twins and the single screw is the way to go. You will be very happy with that boat. The CAT power package @ 320 HP is also a home run. What isa the shaft size, wheel size & reduction gear this is very key information which was not listed.
Lastly in the even of a repower you can fit up also mostr 500 HP in that bilge.
 
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I fished on Fortier 33 hull #1 as my buddy was the second owner of the first 33 Fortier built. Tough as nails boat and it ran well in all seas. I have seen that particular 33 offshore a lot and I think that the owner bought another Fortier 33 with twins.
 

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Thanks for the comments. I spoke to Capt Pete and yes the current owner is selling because he bought a new Fortier with twins. The boat is tired but could be brought back with some TLC. One more question - the CAT340 has 7000 miles on it - hard logged miles as it was a charter boat running hard in season. Am I getting myself into big engine bills or do CATs really run into the 12-14,000 range. I am looking at this as a personal boat so maybe 200 hours a season.
 

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captainlarry84

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7000 hours. My 320 CAT blew a headgasket at 6000. The cross fire damaged the block and it could not be rebuilt to specs. At 7,000 I would replaced the headgaskets. CAT came out with upgraded headgaskests. I never did mine, if I did it would still be running. Also keep in mind that charter hours and not hard hours, just a lot of hours. Most of the time is spent trolling. Even when drifting many captains leave the motor running....just in case of a problem. Also charter guys & he was an owner operator run slow to save fuel & wear. I am glad he took the tower off.
 

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I have bought boats from Pete Fisher (the listing broker and former owner) and he is a stand up guy.
Duke
Pete is a great guy and probably the most knowledgeable person around when it comes to Fortier's next to Mr. Fortier himself....
 
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