What do you guys think about these Novi type hulls?

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I came across this boat builder after watching some of the PEI tuna videos... I really like the looks of the 45 foot sportfish model. There are no real pictures so I assume no one has built one as of yet. It looks like there would be a ton of interior room on something like this with the wide beam and tall bow entry. Any opinions or experience with something like this?

Doucette's Boat Building-Prince Edward Island - 45 Foot Fiberglass Boats

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I seriously considered having one of these built before ordering a 36' Calvin Beal, but it really came down to logistics and making weekly trips to Milbridge, ME was long enough for me, from CT; Nova Scotia would have been a PITA. A 37' hull with a 15' beam sounds like there'd be a TON of room in the house and down below. Wedgeport's 45' model can have a beam up to 23' and you could practically stand up in the engine room. I also like the high bow and sharp entry forward. Don't have any experience with their performance, but perhaps someday when the exchange rate is favorable...

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This is way more boat than I need, but I have been eyeing Evangeline on Yachtworld for a while now.

2002 Des Champs & Jackson 36 Cape Island "Engine Rebuilt 2009/2010" Power

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I'll bring this post back to life. The Des Champs is a full displacement I found out. Cruise 7-8 knots. I wonder if they roll like a Nordhavn. Anyone have any experience with these full displacements novi's? Alot of boat for the money.
 

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So this may be a stupid question, but I'm confused so I have to ask. Theres another thread here some where that talks about Canada built boats not being able to be used commercially here. There's a couple boats floating around that I know are Canadian, but are being advertised as comm boats here. What's the story?

I like Novis by the way.
 

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I have fished on a Provincial a number of times in PEI, It has a qsm11 580 and cruises 20knts. /We ran at a real comfortable 18 most of the time. The boat is a very good sea boat, doesn't roll, and the construction is as good as you could possibly hope for. Got to spend some time in the bilge and install a new transducer for tuna fishing, so it wasn't just a boat ride.
As a matter of fact in Malpeque harbor the inlet fills in every year and believe it or not, we had to power it over the bar evey day, in and out. Literally put it aground , and slide over the sandbar at half power. The boat is tough. I think some of the other builders have more of a reputation of lesser quality, but i wont name names. If I was looking for a 45 foot boat, this one would surely be on my list.
 

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There's a huge difference between Northumbler & Cape island style. One is planning and one is full dis placement. I was hoping to get feed back on the Cape island full dis placement novi's.
 

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Well, The big novi's have nothing to prove either, just a different beast alltogether. I have never fished on one, but have many friends that own or owned them. They are huge for the length and slow. That is what I would want to be on if I were interested in the Georges bank fishery. ,My good friend in Gloucester had a LeBlanc 45. They are like 22 feet wide! Just a huge 45 foot boat. Stand up engine room, etc. he had a big volvo commercial rated at like 400hp and could go anywhere at 9 knots and not burn much fuel. The boat got stuck on Georges groundfishing once for 2 days in 50knts +. They set the anchor and rode it out. He loved everything about it. I guess my problem would be with what to do with it the rest of the year? I did speak to the guys at Leblanc at one time and they were very nice and patient. Give a call, they love to take people for boat rides.
 

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Northumberlands, I work on Catch 22, nice boat goes 22 with 375 deere

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Of course they can be used "Commercially"! for fishing. As far as in know/knew was that a boat built outside the USA could not be used for chartering. Don't know if applies to ALL passenger carring vessels or not. but deff ok for fishing purposes. regards Tommy
 

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Of course they can be used "Commercially"! for fishing. As far as in know/knew was that a boat built outside the USA could not be used for chartering. Don't know if applies to ALL passenger carring vessels or not. but deff ok for fishing purposes. regards Tommy
I think he is referring to the 5 net ton fishing rule. If I'm not mistaken, F/V have to be under 5 net or gross ton if foreign built to fish in the U.S. They can't be passenger certified by CG if foreign built.

Personally I like both the Cape Island style and PEI style boats. I know they are not downeast (Don't yell Travis) but they are no nonsense purpose built boats.
The ongoing Provincial build pics on the forum show what is being constructed up north. Occasionally there are posts on here bashing Provincials (and others) without validity.
 
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