As can be seen in these photos, this excellent example of a powerboat is complete and in good/very good condition throughout.
This boat is being sold complete as boat, engine and trailer package, with several great fitted accessories.
Therefore this powerboat is being sold by us ready for you to going straight out on the water
Product Page Title: Thunderchief Powerboat - Preowned
Thunderchief powerboat - as seen in this photos, the thunderchief powerboat has a large windscreen , with a well intergarted handrail / grabrail to allow movement around the bioat when it is moving.
There is also a very good grabrail / continuous handrail around the front sun-deck area.
This type of Thunderchief powerboat is relatively rare in the UK and therefore, as a brand, this powerboat is not as well-known as some of its better known and direct competitors: which often came in as imports from "across the pond".
This "relative rareity" as a powerboat is simply because the brand was not properly imported into and then marketed in the UK. There are however numerous examples stiil in use elsewhere in the world.
However, in our opinion, this is a very well made powerboat, with a hull which has a good design record and pedigree. Overall this is one boat design which has definitely stood the test of time vey well
With a study and deep V hull, the Thunderchief is equally at home on either flat lakes or out the sea. However it is a hull design which is very good for sea use.
This example is obviously very clean and tidy, (we suspect that it has mostly only been lightly used in the Lake District: this is however not confirmed). This boat has, most recently, been used on the Lake Windermere for several years; and it did have a lake district boat regstration. However this registration has expired. A new owner would need to re-register it on the Lake.
There is an excellent deck and seating layout on this boat, with a well located centre console. bow sundeck and rear bench seating (see below)
The seating on this Thunderchief powerboat is shown in this photo;
There are two single pilot seats, both located immediately behind the main console. These allow the boat to be helmed either standing or sitting down. Both these two seats have good weather protection from the console and winscreen: and benfit from wel-located grab-rails
There is then a bench seat at the rear, ideal for two adults or three children.
All of this upholstery is in good condition throughout: with just a little "fair wear and tear" ; but very good for its age
There is then deck ample space around all of these seats, as the Thunderchief is a well laid out boat - also with an excellent non-slip (dimpled) deck to allow safe walking about when the boat is at speed (something it does very well...)
This preowned Thunderchief powerboat is fitted with a 135hp Mercury Optimax engine, which was orginally fitted to this boat when it was new..
This is the 1999/200 version of the well proven Mercury Optimax engine. This outboard engine is still in excelent condition internally and externally (yes- even the black paint) - a condition which reflects the fact that this engine jhas had little use from new and (it appears to us) that it has been mostly used on frashwater lakes. It is steered by a hydralic steering system, all well matched to the engine and in good condition throughout
This engine has been checked and serviced by our own workshop, and is is very good mechanical condition throughout. It will need to be run again before it is sold
This prewoned Thunderchief powerboat comes with an excellent and very large sundeck cushion, in matching white. These photos frankly do not do it credit !
Whilst this cushion is removeable, we suspect that most owners will keep it in place, as the boat is quite useable with this sundeck always fitted in position.
There is a good walkway behind the sundeck and right around the front of the console, which allows your "other half" to bring your drinks to you - whilst you recline and relax on the sun deck. there is even a grab-rail, so they (opps - I nearly said He - one must always be aware in these politically correct times...) can serve you - and without without having an excuse to spill the drink !
However - for the usual boring health and safety reasons - we have to caveat this last remarks by saying that, should the waiter block the view forward from the driving seat whilst he is serving you the drinks - that this may cause an accident.
We therefore recommend that the waiter either serves you the drink from the starboard side of the sundeck OR you wait until the boat has stopped OR you buy a private lake big enough so as not to crash into anybody elses boat whilst your waiter is serving you the drinks. So there you are; there is always a completely safe solution to every "elf and safe Tea issue"
This Thunderchief Powerboat comes complete with a heavy-duty single-axle trailer,
This is a Bradley (the local boys, based just down the road from here in Skipton : the town of Skipton being central to everywhere: they also make make the trailers for the Britsh Army) - this being Bradley Rapide trailer the same age as the boat itself. The trailer is in good condition throughout
As seen in this photo, the Thunderchief has a very good bimini canopy, which folds up and down neatly and effectively
Thunderchief Powerboat comes complete with a comprehensive set of instruments - two lowrance plotters (one a depthsounder: stern mounted tarnsponder) and a marine radio
All instrumenst are mounted in the main console and easily viewed / accessible from the helming position.