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Old 07-17-2007, 11:41 PM
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Default Sea Hunt 24 foot CC, 2008 model year

Today I looked at a NEW, 2008, 24-foot Sea Hunt Center Console with 250 hp four stoke Yamaha. Boat has a T-top.
Dealer is willing to sell it for $45,000. This price does not include a trailer.
Dealer said I can sea trail it anytime. Is this a good price?

I am also looking at a 2007, Grady White 20 foot CC. F150 Yamaha, No hydraulic, no tilt, does have the deluxe leaning post. NO T-Top. Dealer said I can sea trial it anytime.
Price is $40,700

The 24' Sea Hunt looks like much more value for the money. What should I do?
The Sea Hunt looks huge and looks very nice too.

My budget cannot exceed 45K.

This will be my first boat. I will be using it to fish for flounder in the bay and maybe some fishing in the inlet. On a nice day, I might take it cruising along the beach. The boat will be dry-stacked indoors year round.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:54 PM
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I haven't really looked at the Sea Hunt 240, but if it's anything like the 260 I just got, you'll love it. Over 95% of what I've read and heard about Sea Hunt has been positive and I was very pleased with the 260 when I tested her. I'm getting mine next week, so I can't tell you much more than what I've read, saw on my sea trial, and seen just by being on the boat. I did speak with somebody a few months ago who got a 240 for around 48k (that included a trailer), so I do belive the price you've been given is pretty fair.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:17 AM
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Pharm D,

Congrats on the purchase of the Sea Hunt 260 CC.
For the past year, I was looking at the GW 20' CC.
Most of the 209 CC's out at the Grady Dealers are coming from Grady with the F150 and no hydraulic, tilt - mostly bare bones. I guess this is their sales strategy right now for the 20' CC's.

Then today I saw this brand new 2008, 24 FOOT CC that just came in this morning to the dealer. They also received in a 260 CC but that was sold. The 260 CC looked like a toatl monster. The hull shape was awesome. Looked like an awesome sport fishing boat.

The 240 CC looked just as good. I was blown away by it as it sat on the trailer. Massive hull with that Carolina flair up at the bow. Well designed CLOSED transom and a pretty nice helm station with plenty of space to flush mount the electronics. The console had a porta-potti area that was plenty big enough for me to get down into. The raised fish boxes up in the bow looked exactly like Grady does it on their 20' CC. 40 gallon bait well at the transom and a fold down seat bench seat at the transom.

When you compare the GW 20 footer to the SH 24 footer the SH blows it away. The SH 24' footer is only 5K more and you get F250 instead of F150 on the Grady.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:29 AM
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I have a SH 240 and will tell you that it is an outstanding boat. 45K is a good deal. That is what I paid without a trailer. It is ton of boat for the money.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:51 AM
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Default RE: Sea Hunt 24 foot CC, 2008 model year

I have recently looked at both those boats.

I'll take the Sea Hunt over the Grady. The Grady is just as you describe. Bare Bones. No hydraulic steering on a +$40,000 boat? You gotta be kidding. I would also think that the Grady might be a tad bit underpowered with the 150.

The Sea Hunt looked like a really nice boat and also really big for a 24' boat.

Anyway, if it were me I'd buy the Sea Hunt. Much more bang for the buck.


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Old 07-18-2007, 08:06 AM
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I would like to thank everyone for their comments thus far regarding a new SH 24 CC.



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Old 07-18-2007, 08:35 AM
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The Grady 209 is available with hydraulic and/or tilt steering.

http://www.gradywhite.com/209/specyo...y.php?boat=209

Some folks drive Fords and others Mercedes--nothing "wrong" with either choice. The Grady will definitely retain a higher percentage of its resale value and be more in demand when it is time to move up, although I agree that the 150 is a little weak on the power. My power selection on that boat would be the 200 HPDI.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:28 PM
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Just curious if the SH web is correct...18 deg at the trans? I know its not everything but 18 sounds like a backs worst nightmare? Pretty boat though I must say. Good luck!
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:29 PM
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LS,

I believe it is 18 degrees until you get up to the 26 footer and then they have a deeper deadrise. For the intended use of this boat the 18 degree in my opinion be perfect. If he was going to fish offshore I would stay away or move up to the 26.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:33 PM
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If the 240 is pushing it budget-wise, take a look at the 232. BTW I am very happy with my 207.
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Default Re: Sea Hunt 24 foot CC, 2008 model year

Owner of a 2008 240 myself and I can attest to the great quality of the ride, finish, and value. You wont be disappointed with the Sea Hunt. Going out in about 2 hours after this storm passes (in NYC area) to try and catch some Sunday night Stripers.
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I just ordered my 2008 240 CC. Out the door with Lowrance x28c, VHF radio, upgraded trailer, it's going to be $50K and change. I suppose I could have argued for a better deal. I could have gotten a better deal somewhere else, but I wanted a local dealer for obvious reasons. Frank
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I realize the 240 is a decent sized boat - does anyone think it would accommodate a bow-mounted trolling motor?
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There are so many great deals out there on used boats you may want to consider something a few years old with warranty remaining.
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That trolling motor would need about an 8-ft. shaft.
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If all you really plan on doing is bay and inlet fishing, with some calm water beach crusing, then the 24' sounds like massive overkill. If you were planning on inshore or light offshore, it would be more appropriate.

A Sea Hunt 202 or 207 with F150 or Suzuki 175 would be cheaper to store and fuel, and more appropriate for your intended use. The Grady is a super boat, but the one you describe is bare bones and borderline on power. Their 180 CC would also be a good choice for bay and inlet type fishing with an F150.
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Stretch - 7/18/2007 8:35 AM Some folks drive Fords and others Mercedes--nothing "wrong" with either choice. The Grady will definitely retain a higher percentage of its resale value and be more in demand when it is time to move up, although I agree that the 150 is a little weak on the power. My power selection on that boat would be the 200 HPDI.
I agree toally, I have two Mercedes (a Grady & a Whaler) and a Ford (Sea Pro) They all work well

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shemstreet - 8/1/2007 8:43 AM If all you really plan on doing is bay and inlet fishing, with some calm water beach crusing, then the 24' sounds like massive overkill. If you were planning on inshore or light offshore, it would be more appropriate. A Sea Hunt 202 or 207 with F150 or Suzuki 175 would be cheaper to store and fuel, and more appropriate for your intended use. The Grady is a super boat, but the one you describe is bare bones and borderline on power. Their 180 CC would also be a good choice for bay and inlet type fishing with an F150.
I DEFINATELY agree, I think you're in overkill... You may want to check on the 'extra costs' of the 24' vs 20' in your storage or slip costs, trailer costs, tow vehicle etc... Unless you're going to water ski with the Grady a 150 pushes the 209 just fine, ONLY YOU can decide that. The 150 is probably the most popular engine on that hull.
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