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Feb 11th, 2020 at 1:11pm
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This clip is public on FB so most should be able to see it.

https://www.facebook.com/rtrsenior/videos/10221741927683604/

The 750HT Osprey is a special kind of boat, still blows me away how soft riding it is, no harsh wave impact still has me grinning from ear to ear, plus the Shockwave seats with adjustable rebound etc means I can have a coffee regardless of sea conditions without spilling any. This boats stability at rest is phenominal and the grandkids love fishing out of her.
  
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Reply #1 - Feb 11th, 2020 at 7:09pm
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Wow!  Smoooth as butter Smiley
  
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Reply #2 - Feb 28th, 2020 at 8:57pm
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How do you think osprey compares to kiwi kraft? Pretty similar?
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 28th, 2020 at 10:03pm
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cac wrote on Feb 28th, 2020 at 8:57pm:
How do you think osprey compares to kiwi kraft? Pretty similar?


If you can watch the video on FB you will see just how soft riding these boats can be, even with the bow trimmed up a bit they just don't slam down hard.

The 6.3mt kiwi Kraft was an awesome boat, I have no experience with the newer models, but the one we had was a very much lighter boat than this 7.5mt Osprey.

The Osprey is a much heavier and stronger built boat which equals a much better riding hull when things get unpleasant regardless of  its 23 degree deadrise at the transom with the reverse chine pontoons that help.

I have never experienced such a soft riding hull as this Osprey, Most trailer boats particularly Ally ones all  have a tendency for harsh wave impacts, not this Osprey, mind you its around 2 tonne of boat and motor  which probably needs a wee bit more HP than similar sized but lighter boats, the 300HP G2 Evinrude is an exceptional engine for power , torque and fuel economy. BRP have outstripped all other brands and the world wide reviews and tests done with their peers consistently show their superiority.
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 28th, 2020 at 10:40pm
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Cheers .  I have owned Stabis, Senators and Kiwi Krafts and liked Kiwi kraft out of those 3 the most by far actually.  At the moment have a Kiwi kraft 5.9 hard top and have always wondered about Ospreys.  Would still stick to boat around 6m though.
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 29th, 2020 at 11:39am
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cac wrote on Feb 28th, 2020 at 10:40pm:
Cheers .  I have owned Stabis, Senators and Kiwi Krafts and liked Kiwi kraft out of those 3 the most by far actually.  At the moment have a Kiwi kraft 5.9 hard top and have always wondered about Ospreys.  Would still stick to boat around 6m though.



Yes, agree 100%  the Kiwi kraft was the best out of those other brands. 

The osprey guys are awesome and very accommodating, They allowed us to make heaps of alterations to suit our fishing requirements and of course their Boats are built to Survey.
They can organize a day for you to go out in one or two of their boats so you can see for your self just how good they are.

Their client base is mostly Commercial which speaks volumes, especially when  these operators keep going back to Osprey and are getting more of their boats added to their fleet. We talked heaps to Rakiura charters who work the Sea between Stewart island and Bluff, they  couldnt say enough about their Ospreys.
Check them out and the Osprey owners group, I have not found one bad comment about them since we began the research process over two years ago.
  
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