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1988 29 (ft.) Blackfin 29 COMBI

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General Information

Listing# 131118

Key West, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
29 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
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General Details

Fishing boats come and go but there is an elite group of vessels within this genre with a reputation for being the finest of their kind. The Blackfin 29 is one of these. More surprising is that despite their modest size, Black fin reputation is that of a truly capable blue water sport fishing machine, which sets these boats apart from the crowd and keeps used models in high demand.

The Blackfin 29 is built to withstand the punishment that can be dished out by both anglers and the sea. The hull is hand-laid and the craftsmanship and attention to detail is excellent. The bottom is solid fiberglass composite and longitudinal support is provided by substantial laminated plywood stringers incased in fiberglass. The decks and cabin top are foam-cored for stiffness and all hardware is securely attached with backing plates to distribute loads. The hull and deck are bonded with adhesives as well as mechanically fastened.

The hull of the Blackfin 29 was unchanged throughout production although, in 1995, the decks and superstructure were retooled and updated. Newer boats use fewer molded parts and less wood, so they're likely to have fewer maintenance issues than those built before 1995.

The deck arrangement of both Blackfin 29 models is quite similar, although the forward cabin trunk of the Flybridge model is less angular and slightly lower in profile than that of the Combi. Both feature a single opening hatch on centerline in the cabin trunk, and a bow pulpit with a center roller for handling and storing ground tackle. The foredeck is surrounded by a welded stainless steel rail that tapers to deck level at the windshield and offers no security along the side decks, which are only about 8 inches wide. The Flybridge model has additional handrails along the side for security; although the windscreen is the only thing to grab on to along the side of the Combi unless a tower has been added. There are raised cleats forward and amidships and the aft cleats are mounted inboard with hawseholes in the decks.

The cockpits of both models are identical and provide more than 60 square feet of area for fishing. Forward of the cockpit, a slightly raised bridgedeck has a narrow center passage between two aft-facing lounge seats that enclose the engines. Before 1995, there were actually removable engine boxes on each side, although the redesign eliminated these in favor of a molded fiberglass seat-and-motor box unit which is raised and lowered hydraulically. In the event of a hydraulic or electrical failure, access to the engine compartment is through the bulkhead forward of the engines.

For serious sport fishermen intent on coastal and offshore fishing, the Blackfin 29 is among the best the market has to offer in this size. Purchasing a used model can be a very affordable way to own a top quality boat.

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