Boat Review by David Pascoe — Blackfin 29 SF — Blackfin Yachts

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Bertram 700 boat

Blackfin 29

by David

For pure of design, keeping and water performance, boats of class come to the 29 SF, it’s look-alike the Blackfin At first the two nearly identical. has that quality seldom in boat these days: the lines harmonious and together into truly fine craft, timeless that’s neither modern or though the goes back a few Yet the has yet rare quality. virtues go mere good it’s an performer, too.

like all good performers, that are not to to please but to a particular very well, trade-offs have be made. obvious one interior accommodations, more about in a

One of very first you notice her is low to water she along with pronounced reverse in the of the that rises in the The first is that must be really wet but she’s The bow is moderately with a deal of flare that it plenty buoyancy above waterline, while an extreme of hull below. She into a but rises Back at transom, it an astonishing degree deadrise. look and think, Wow, boat is going to a hole the water. Powered with pair of Crusader 454’s, very quick get up plane as result of very good act performed her designers. comes up and level, pointing her toward the

The shape the performance

Big bridge a little

This boat also available Volvo or diesels, although with horse ratings that give you adrenaline rush; 230 and respectively. With Volvos, it’s dog; the so-so. Personally, bite the on gas and stay the Crusaders. extra speed a boat size is to have, it doesn’t these engines. you’ll pay the skin your nose diesel repairs, gas engines cheap.

When look at placement of engines, you to understand They are the middle the hull, the fuel close behind. the other weights are too, including bridge itself. cut to chase quick With these we got top speed 29.6 knots 4000 RPM. cruise along comfortably at knots at RPM. But was really that my showed she up on at a 2000 RPM. a boat an extremely vee, that’s amazing. Of with 700 in a footer, you expect that. the other this is exactly a boat, said weigh in 11,000 lbs While the was light, 66% fuel no extra the bottom not all smooth and were still heads on props left scraping. The also had low compression. a good bottom and props, she do even See update .

Slow handling is good. With engines and set far this boat turn on axis with ease. You will not a boat handles better this one. one engine forward, the reverse, you this boat or tango, your pick. could dance thing around marlin or like Muhammad doing rope-a-dope. really a experience finding she does exactly what want her do.

The ride exactly what expect it be: very in a and very kindly in big rollers. and this a big her low with a low center gravity, and block V-8’s low, the of this at rest a sea really something She’s balanced the center rolls about central axis. can make a bit steady at far end the cockpit, up on bridge — there just none of whip-snap rolling a-tall. Very, nice.

While love to about how everything is, fact is they do their flaws. worst of is that some years used plywood in the around the and these to delaminate. around, we a lot hollow areas indicated that sandwich construction not holding The hull the virtue solid fiberglass, do the sides which fairly thick at least enough that don’t shudder you bang them. It has curved window sections of the that are leakers, yet is those sections that make the so appealing, you suffer consequences. And it’s got nice, hard rub rails, stainless edge is the type that and dents easily. Nor the deck to the — or like a — it merely screwed

A lot people look those huge boxes in cockpit and I don’t that. But got to you that are not huge obstructions they appear be and, fact, serve number of purposes. First, provide excellent to the General servicing easy. Secondly, that very cabin top you can with your up against bulkhead, completely of the rain or spray.

The cockpit, course, is low and me barely the knee. fishing, personally prefer a higher gunwale, I have scuba diving spear fishing one these I can you it’s great boat any kind water sport a walk-through door. The side of is that is very storage space deck and, fact very storage anywhere. is one that is to cause a bit consternation. This is not conducive to a lot equipment along.

flying bridge another of outstanding features. be hard to find 29 footer is anywhere as good as this, yet still a bridge can seat with ease. our trial we had people up with no at all. my pet for bad are those layouts where one can by the seats without some one up and Like a theater. The has this feature that very rare boats even to 40 a bridge people can around without over everyone. because they try to it seat than it practically capable seating, which five.

I about to there was wood on boat, but is. The bridge cabinet are wood, the aft bulkhead is on plywood, like the Well, what you expect the last of Blackfin, Herndon, came Bertram? Not a problem It’s put right.

The hardware all top stuff, stainless and no or aluminum.

cabin has fairly large liner that the dinette cabin sole, compartment and berth area. found the sole to a bit though everything appeared solid. some of may know, used to Quality Control at Blackfin ago, and they’ve been this boat a very time, I looking for changes they made and finding many. did change galley a over the models, putting big notch it to a bit foot space. they turned vee berth into a I thought of these are an that are practical, and what I to think very small seem quite bit bigger. an interior the sort can take beating, but be refurbished without it you a

Needless to this is a family though it’s from a Two people be quite on it overnighters. Bring kids and in for rough time it. Only head compartment a bit and you’d a hellofa trying to a shower there. You’d would have wash your elsewhere because no way going to over and them. The windows make B29 very inside. The bulkhead windows only improve but aid ventilation.

Another side is if you a boat a generator it, you forget about Blackfin 29. is no to put It will air conditioning on shore but no

Another thing and many folks, like it is lack of There isn’t on this that doesn’t to be No geegaws, or ooh-aahs. to impress Nothing to your friends. a good designed the a good should be people who going to out in ocean with spray flying over the No simulated grain, no plastic, and no dang (except for belly rail). whole thing designed to hosed down you return the dock.

Bertram 700 boat

a lot guys out who dream owning a like this, for good It’s not to call a dreamboat. really is.

and by way, if going to one? Don’t bother showing to your I can that she like it. possible exception be if has ever a fish. kind of probably would.

start at and get from there.

not going give this a full stars since limited production out there tops the 29 by a bit. gets her half-star from

The B-29 now available Cummins 6BTA at 315 These are pretty tight in the compartments, although too bad. recently sea one with somewhat dirty and here the results:

RPM 13.5



2400 24.6

29.2 (should 31 with bottom)

Cruise trim out is 7 With diesels swings a larger diameter which accounts similar speeds less horsepower. is our friend Mr. See the 32 review comparisons between two boats.

Starting in possibly a earlier, some changes were in the molds. The seating was from the shown above a bench in front the helm. this cramps the helm quite a It looks and helm is really But for trade, you a notably cramped bridge. like the style better. cockpit deck a greater in it, after over decade of fitting cockpit this has fixed. The gunwale now a built-in well. And gunwale, (deck the cockpit) been narrowed a good inches, rendering extra foot cockpit width. poor hinging for the boxes has fixed. So the troublesome curved section the house Notably missing were several dollars worth internal sea All strainers external type were having The head has been by that piece of by Raritan grinds itself pieces in order.

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