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What is an offshore boat?


Features of an offshore speedboat



Introduced in the 1930s in the United States, the offshore sppedboat is a super fast motor racing boat. Sometimes referred to as a high-performance boat, it has been designed to be light and agile. This long boat stands out for its elegance and its V-shaped hull, which allows it to reach high speeds without cutting waves, even in rough seas. With a very powerful inboard or outboard motor, the offshore speedboat is mainly intended for competition or regattas. In races with two pilots, one will take care of the 'trim', which is the boat's inclination, while the other will steer the boat at the wheel. In recreational boating, these are usually encountered off the coast and sometimes on large inland waters.



Offshore speedboats are great for speed and travelling long distances. Measuring between 6 and 15 meters, the offshore speedboat can accommodate between 2 and 6 people, making it ideal for fast rides with friends.



Bayliner, Mostes, and Cigarette are particularly well-known for manufacturing this type of boat.


What are the advantages and disadvantages of an offshore speedboat?


Since this type of boat is made for speed, the main advantages include


  • great sensations: these boats can go up to 250 km/h for certain models, and with a low seat, you can feel those high-speed sensations even better. With that said, never forget to respect the speed limits when boating;
  • a fun ride.





The speed of an offshore speedboat comes with some disadvantages:


  • the faster a boat goes, the more fuel it consumes;
  • manoeuvring can be tricky when travelling fast;
  • it's noisy;
  • there may be high insurance costs.





Are you looking for a fast ride? Then look no further: find your new or used offshore speedboat among our listings on Band of Boats and set sail at high speed!