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Old 07-01-2008, 06:36 PM
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Default Tidewater Boats. Are they any good?

Looking to buy a 21 foot Tidewater boat. http://www.tidewaterboats.net/216CC.html I did not sea trail them yet, but the looks and price seem very good. They are offering a 21 footer with a tee top, 175 susuki 4stroke and an alum trailer. Brand new $29,000

Does anyone have one of these boats or know anything about them?

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I looked at them nice boats Jimmy Mitts started company after leaving sea pro.
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I looked at one last year and almost traded my 99 SP on one instead of re-powering.

I thought they were a good looking boat and the fit and finish was better then my SP, also like the Clearwater
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I looked at one last year and almost traded my 99 SP on one instead of re-powering.

I thought they were a good looking boat and the fit and finish was better then my SP, also like the Clearwater
Eds in VA is the one who has the deal. I just dont know where I can sea trail them
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Greenville marine will throw one in the river. I know a guy who owns one and loves it...
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I live in NJ and there are no dealers up this way
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Just picked up our new 216cc last week. Powered with a F150 Yamaha. Feel free to PM me with any questions. It's been great so far...
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I've had mine for two seasons, LOVE IT
Have had no problems. I have the 19' bay with a tee
top and full curtains with f115. with 4adults I run at
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Jimmy is great! he has always been there to help
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Very happy with mine. No dealers in Mich. Picked mine up from Choplin. Was all email and phone.
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RE: Tidewater Boats. Are they any good?

Thanks.

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Yes they are. I think they are far better boat than their price would suggest. If they made a 24ft Bay I most likely would have bought one. I had owned a SP prior to this boat and that lead me to lean towards the TW. Only they didn't have a 24ft Bay model (This may have changed) Now that SP is no more, I would look for the TW to get more popular, and go up in price too. Can't go wrong with TW IMO
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And your information is based upon???
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And your information is based upon???
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I have owned the Tidewater for about 2 years now no problems. It is very dry and nice handling. For the price I do not think you can beat it. I bought the very first Tidewater sold at Ed's Marine. A point of pride with me as a matter of fact Jimmy Metts was thinking of calling the company Sea Maxx instead of Tidewater and mine says Sea Maxx on the center console and Tidewater on the hull.
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I would think they learned a lot running Sea Pro, a they copied great SP models. Customers seem happy from what I've read here and elsewhere.
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There really are no "bad" boats anymore in my humble opinion. Just "better"
The Clearwater down here is a lot of bang for the buck.

If you like the lines and the finish go for it.
One thing I look for is the finish under the gunnels and around the tough to get to spots. If you keep it a while sooner or later you will have to replace fix something. Fiberglass splinters hurt.
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I've had a TW 21 Bay boat for about 10 months so far. Zero problems and I think it's a great boat for the money. Here's my web page with more info: http://www.onewolf.net/tw21.htm

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Default RE: Tidewater Boats. Are they any good?

wow, thanks for all the responses.

I spoke to Jimmy Metts today and he answered alot of my questions. He also said they are going to come out with a 25cc in 3 months. He said with twin 115 yamahas, it will do 45mph and cost about $49,000 for the boat motor and trailer.

I'm going to wait until that boat comes out then make my decision on the 21 or 25.
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I am really liking these boats. Looking for a bay boat. I have some time to decide and Tidewater is at the top of my list.
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