Is anyone else following the recent announcement and release of the Merry Fisher 1095? I am very interested in the Merry Fisher line and have had my eye on an 895 for several months, but the announcement of the 1095 has given me pause. Seems like an incredible configuration with lots of capability for an outboard powered boat. I am eagerly awaiting some video reviews of her in the water and performance data.
I am sure the MF1095 will be a great boat for accommodation and performance. I have a 4 year old MF855, twin 150hp Yamahas, I love it. BUT there are annoying shortcomings. Limited space for domestic activities, food preparation and washing up. I have done some mods to correct this. Other shortcomings. No horn, whether local regs demand it all boats need a horn. Access to fuses is impossible. None are identified. I have blown the fuse feeding a 12 volt plug socket. the only way that I can see to identify the fuse is to follow the cable back from the socket. All extras, calorifer, heater, plethora of computer black boxes associated with plotter, sound system, auto pilot 240 volt control box, inverter and its switch box etc etc are all crammed in under the black water tank on the starboard side. Access is not that good as you need to lie prone on the under berth with low headroom. Don't need to do it often, but you need to dump the black water at appropriate times and location. More severe is the list that all of this kit induces. The previous owner of my boat put up with 30 KG of iron weights in the stern locker and the boat does not sit absolutely level even then. When I bought the boat I was a little carried away, great boat good price. The major failure on my part was to assume that Yamaha would have all the Servicing details. They record and require nothing! Previous experience with Volvo had been totally different. The initial preparation of my boat had left a lot to be desired. The starboard hydraulic hose on the steering cylinder was allowed to foul the side of the boat when on full lock, and the tie bar connecting the 2 engines was incorrectly fitted. In the straight ahead position all looked well but from half to full lock it was obvious that the engines were moving in different arcs. The steering system isnot suited to twin 150Hp engines. The helm pump is fitted in the factory and the steering cylinder is provided loose for the dealer to fit with the engines. The steering system fitted to my boat is designed for a single 300hp engine, amazingly it takes 7.5 turns of the wheel to go from lock to lock. I guess that this reduces the effort needed to move the engine when on full chat. The twin 150s are contra rotating so do not require any thing like the same force. At some expense I am changing the cylinder. I have read a lot of the reviews of the MF855, MF895 and the MF1095 none of them go deep enough into the nuts and bolts of the boat. I love my boat but dearly wish that various niggles didn't exist. They shouldn't, a little more attention to practical design and correct installation and they wouldn't.
Hey all, new to forum. The 1095 has made my short list. We saw it in Ft Lauderdale a few weeks ago. Really liked it but seemed since it is a production boat that not many changes can be made or added. A few things, would like to have a receptacle in the bath, galley and table area. Also, would like to have the table cushions to be a "L" shape to hang out as they can mount a TV over the sink. The factory rep there said a Fischer Panda diesel gen is what they will put in(for 18k--ouch) but I would rather have a gas and the FP from what I understand is not as reliable as others such as a Kohler. Another fuel tank would be added weight as well. Anyone look at the 1095 or can offer feedback? Thx in advance...