Port Canaveral, FL
PHOENIX 1992 33FT FLYING BRIDGE
This is a well-made deep V boat that feels solid in rough seas and runs good in a head sea. The boat runs very smooth with no shaft vibration; I have not had to touch the stuffing boxes in the four years that I've had the boat. With twin 375hp Cats it cruses at 23+knots and 30 knots max. There are 3000 hours on the engines but they still run strong. The 375's where known for their longevity and many had 5000 plus hours. They run cool and have good oil pressure. I replaced the turbochargeers on both engines. This includes the housing and cartridges. Also at the same time had after coolers taken off and cleaned and installed new ss exhaust elbows. I use Mobil Delvac 15W-40 oil and change every 250Hrs. I've replace batteries with AGM type installed new water pumps, auto pilot, vhf, some bilge pumps and fresh and salt water pumps and the macerator pump for the fish box. I replaced the alcohol stove with an electric induction one. The generator is an 8kw Kohler.
I am 84 years old and had a bad fall in September so the family said it's time to let go. I had a 35ft. Cabo for ten years and ran it back and forth to the Bahamas while I built a house there. Actual lived on it while building. The Phoenic actually runs better in a head sea than the Cabo. I had a 29ft Phoenix before the Cabo which I ran all over the Bahamas all the way down to the Acklins. It also was a deep V with pockets and was a good ridding boat. This boat is kept on a boat lift inside Port Canaveral at Blue Points Marina. During the Hurricanses the boat is put inside the building. The boat has been kept on a lift for the past 20 years, I don't know about the first 7 years.