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 The RipTide CX457 is designed for fun in the sun for the family and light enough to be easily trailerable for adventures in distant places. But overall, it had to be simple and easy to build, without spending everything you have.    

    Designed to be a functionable boat for its class, the RipTide CX457 has load of interior room for you, your friends and family. With space for 5 and loads of storage, its perfect for taking the family out on a days picnic, or out exploring the bays and reefs for a days snorkeling and fishing. But if the wind picks up, don't worry.

     Offering the features and functionality typically only found in much larger boats, the RipTide CX457's compact size means she can be easily trailered to where the action is - whether it be diving, exploring a secluded beach, fishing or... just simply relaxing on the water.
     Even storage and seating is not an issue aboard the RipTide CX457. With loads of storage lockers and seating throughout, this means you can take along your friends and and family members, along with all their gear.

     "No hassles" doesn't mean "no frills" when it comes to the RipTide CX457, this boat packs a lot of amenities for fishing, cruising and watersports enthusiasts and is a small boat designed on big ideas.

Overall Hull length = 15 ft ( 4.57m)
Beam = 6ft-6in (1.97m)
Hull Draft = 6" (164mm) 
Deadrise @ Midship = 22 degrees 
Engine shaft length = L/S (20")
Fuel Capacity = builders Choice
Approx Hull weight (pending builder) =  507lbs (230 kg)
Rec Horsepower = 30-50 Hp
Max Persons = 5 Adults
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   The RipTide CX457 Specifications

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                                                                                        THE  RIPTIDE CX-457

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Building the boat is easy. The builder simply assembles the hull as a strip plank hull first, then glasses the outside and inside with fiberglass, to produce a strong composite hull without all the time consuming woodwork associated with traditional edge naile strip planking. Bog, fair, paint then time for the internals. Its that easy
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All Plan sheets are printed on Architectural D (24" x 36" ) paper except for the full size patterns. Detailed plans consist of  13 sheets which detail all aspects of construction.
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