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Video Transcript – Aluminum Boat For Sale – Mission Marine 288 (25′) – GREAT HANDLING IN HEAVY SEAS
The Mission 25 is no ordinary twenty five footer. Here we see it out in some small seas, five to six footers. Everything is fine. But what I want you to think about is freeboard … and never forget freeboard. When these waves get big, you need a little extra insurance around your boat, and that’s what freeboard provides.
Look at these [Mission 25' next to two 25' Boston Whalers]. Three twenty five-footers. Think about hitting a big wave. On the nose with this [Boston Whaler bow] versus all this [Mission 25 bow]. This is where the lift comes; it brings you up over. Some say this might be a torpedo going through. I want to be here [on the Mission 25].
Also consider when you’re working the boat. On this boat [Mission 25] you can stay inside of the hull with all this extra freeboard, working safely. On this you’re standing outside on this deck [Boston Whaler 25].
You can see that this boat [Mission 25] has just hit a wave and she’s down and she’s getting ready to hit the next one. Freeboard is what keeps that thing up and proud.
Here she is launching [Mission 25]; you can see the waves in the background; the boat is still stable, fellows holding on … but freeboard; a great thing in heavy seas.
Stability and free board make for great handling in heavy seas. Look at this boat [Mission 25] … Twenty five feet long, and we have one, two, three, four, five, Six, seven, eight, nine people standing on one side of a twenty five footer at one time and it just lists a little bit. That’s what really makes a difference when you’re out in heavy seas! Whether you got caught, you’re going out to save somebody, or man we’re just catching fish!
Again this is one of our twenty-nine footers [Mission 29'] but it’s compared to the Safe boat. Look at the height of their bow compared to this [Mission 29] and imagine a very large wave coming; imagine having to work forward on this [Mission 29'] verses this and this is all you have for protection [Safe boat].
When the days are nasty and you’re the only one going out — but the fishing is good — you want to be a Mission Marine.
Look at these fellows they just got back in, and they look ready to go again.
The Mission 25.