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Sanpan 2500FE (2004) Repower. 115 vs 150 hp Yamaha 4-stroke?

CaptDCaptD Member Posts: 1
Looking to repower a 2004 Sanpan 2500FE.  Rated 150 hp max. Trying to decide if worth the $3K extra to go larger. Looking for experiences with this boat with either of those powers. What speed can I expect? Is extra 100 lbs a problem at stern? Fast speed mainly for tube and wake board pulling of grandson getting older. Otherwise, just slow cruising. Other possible option is 140 hp Suzuki.


  • SpikeSpike Member Posts: 5
    I’m planning the same upgrade with our Godfrey SW2186MT “sport”.  How did you make out? How do you like the extra hp? 
  • TomETomE Member Posts: 11
    Here's my observations: My Sanpan 2500 FE is new to me and I just had my first shakedown cruise on it yesterday. It's powered with a Mercury 115 EFI. This is one HEAVY boat, and actually steers like a barge, (something I just have to adjust to) and I can say that if I was going to power the boat, I'd go as large as the boat allows, i.e., I'd get the 150. The boat is rated for 17 people (that high a number would have to include a lot of children). I had 6 adults aboard, and although the 115 did ok, I'd still opt for the larger motor. IMHO.
    2007 Godfrey Sanpan 2500 FE
    Mercury 115 EFI
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