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Old 07-09-2002, 07:58 PM
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the seagull nautico catamaran got one of the best reviews I have ever read in Boating Mag but the co still went out of business last year..anyone have any info on either the boats or why the company went keel up? I'm contemplating buying onbe of the used cats and am looking for any info to help me pro or con..
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I have an 18

There was some issues with the 2 brothers owning the company, one was ok the other was selling boats right out of the factory, or so the rumor goes.

The older boats have wood in the transom, not that it matters to me, but it does to some.

nice soft ride.

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Some of the very early boats were made in Mexico. SOme also had wood decks and some rot and delamination problems. Check the boat you are looking at around and attachments to the deck...make sure everything was well sealed and that there is not rot or wet wood around screw holes.
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Old 07-10-2002, 04:49 AM
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I have had a 20 ft nautico explorar since 1999. I would be glad to answer any specific questions.
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Old 07-10-2002, 05:55 AM
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sansdefeat, I'm looking at a 20' explorar with twin 70 suzukis..have you had any problems with your boat? are there any particulars I should watch for that you have noticed? another post referenced the possibility of wood rot adn delamination but I would think a 2000 model wouldn't have those issues. Is the ride and rough sea operation as good as they say?
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Sansdefeat: A former Seagull dealer in my area has a leftover 2000 Explorer with Merc. 90 4 strokes. Any info. you can share with me regarding the strengths and weaknesses of that boat would be appreciated. Sander
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Avalon point marina has 2 2000 leftovers still for sale that you should be able to deal on. One is a CC and the other a cuddy. One has carb 70 johnsons and the other 70 4 stokes, but I'm not sure which is powered by what. They are loacated in Avalon Manor NJ.
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I rode on one of these once out near government cut in Miami during a boatshow. The conditions on this particular day were very rough in the cut and outside. The same day, I rode a Glacier Bay Canyon Runner out through the cut and was impressed. The captain of the Nautico/Seagull did not go through the cut. Rather, he stayed inshore and took us on a brief ride on the intercoastal. Initially, I was disappointed. After the brief test ride, I was glad we didn't attempt the cut or offshore waters. I didn't really get the feeling that this hull was built for offshore conditions. It has very low freeboard and relatively shallow hulls. It would be ideal in a choppy bay or lake, however. On the other hand, the four stroke Suzukis were extremely smooth and quiet, very impressive. Keep in mind that I am not comparing the Glacier Bay to the Nautico (there is no comparison).

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steve,

Check out the review on the Seagull/Nautico on www.powerboat-reports.com. Oct. 98 issue. It might cost you a few bucks but they usually give unbiased reports. Boating Mag doesn't really give bad or unbiased reviews on any boat IMO. Also I think there is a review on www.boattest.com on the Nautico 20. These reviews might also give you some good performance data for your decision on powerplants. I would advise taking sea trials in several comparable cats, but one word of caution, once you ride in a cat you may not want to go back to a mono. Have fun.

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Old 07-10-2002, 01:35 PM
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Chech out Prosports, Or Prokat boats I think they have the old seagull molds and are making a new 20' cat with one of them.
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I also agree with superman. I owned the 18' Nautico and while it was a great riding hull it was built in Mexico. The ones sold around here had real problems with rotting floors. Prosports has modified the 20' hull and from what I have seen it is a great built boat and you get a warranty when you buy from Prosport. I own the 22' Prokat and love it. I would check out the Prosport.
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I have a Nautico 18 without wood in the hull. The last two years were advertised as "wood free". I'm powering it with a 70HP Suzuki four stroke. Fantastic boat. Can't say enough good things about it. I've had it out in 4' seas and didn't take on a drop of water. 70HP gets me 30MPH and burns very little fuel. I paid $14,000 for boat, motor and trailer. It included front and reat coolers, live well, bow rails, and rod holders. Best bang for the buck I ever got.
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The wooden floor is not a problem if you keep the boat on a trailer.The boat does not like to head straight in to seas that are 3' or more it will eat up 3+ foot chop inshore it will fall off the backs of large swells with no back.This is a 19'11" boat. You will get some beatings in a 20ft in the open ocean.I have taken it out for yellowfins out of Oregon inlet in Nov. bluefins in Dec and Jan out of Morhead City. It fishes inshore pretty well and is very comfortable to overnite on. It tows 70 mph on the interstates behind a 1500 Suburban. It tends to lean in the direction of the props in calm conditions . I like to keep it trimmed bow down. I Have put bigger scuppers on the transom and try to keep heavy coolers , bait wells , batteries ect. in the center of the boat or forward as the boat can get stern heavy if you get too many people and equipment in the stern.
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sansdefeat...Thanks for the post as the trips you mention are exactly what I have in mind and I appreciate your input as the owner of the exact boat I'm looking at..one last question though based on your comments..Would you buy the same boat again?
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Yes. I keep my eye out for used ones just in case something happens to mine.
A 3/4 clear canvas enclosure or windscreen off the top really makes the boat comfortable.
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