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Old 02-14-2009, 07:47 AM
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What can anyone tell me about these boats? Quality? Fit and finish? Ride? They look like nice boats, but I have never been on one or known anyone who has.

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I have had two Sea Hunt Tritons, an '05 186 and now an '07 240. SH recently changed the name of the 240, 260 and 290 to Gamefish and also has enchanced versions of the smaller CCs under the name of Ultra. Both of my SHs have been completely trouble free...not one issue with either. They are an outstanding boat for the money. They are considered mid tier but I have found that fit/finish and quality to be better than most boats in their price range. Their larger models are noted for a big bow with a pronounced flare resulting in a very dry ride.
Try a search on THT. There's a lot of stuff on here about Sea Hunt...pretty much all good. Also, the Sea Hunt Owner's website is a nice source...http://seahuntownersgroup.yuku.com/. If you have any specific questions you are welcome to PM me.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:05 AM
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Had my small Triton 172 for four years now. The 172 is the smallest Triton, but the flare bow is very dry running offshore. No major problems. One leak due to factory error, but I corrected that. No stress cracks, and I do run her hard. Only poor design: the front anchor storage does not work out. I run her to my favorite fishing spot 12 miles offshore in the ocean on reasonable days. Love my 90 HP white Suzuki. Overall I am happy with the Sea Hunt. Then again we do always want a bigger boat.
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Sea Hunt boats are the best value in the boating industry.
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:39 PM
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Here are some links to the 1st 2nd and 3rd year reviews of my Sea Hunt 202. I mention the good, bad and ugly about my boat. I've had my Sea Hunt 202 with Honda 150 for 4 1/2 years and I'm still very pleased with the performance and value.

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Sea Hunt boats are the best value in the boating industry.
Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See you folks next weekend!

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Old 02-14-2009, 09:33 PM
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I have the 220 with Yamaha F225 and it's a great boat that didn't break the bank.
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I saw some fishing shows on Sea Hunt- Triton, checked them out at boat shows, very nice boat for the money.
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Here is the link to the owners site. http://seahuntownersgroup.yuku.com/ Very happy with my 207 going in to my third year. I'd buy the SH 24 ft gamefish tomorrow if I could trade up.
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I've got a 2007 207 that I paid around 40K for with most options, an F150, and an upsized aluminum trailer.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Old 02-15-2009, 05:47 AM
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Could someone clarify it is Sea Hunt/Triton or Sea Hunt by Triton, or Triton by Sea Hunt?

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Sea Hunt has a line of boats that are called Triton along with Game fish, BX, Ultra, Victory, Skiff, and Escape

Triton Boats is a seperate company all together.

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Old 02-15-2009, 06:20 AM
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Sea Hunt Boats and Triton Boats are two separate companies/manufacturers. One of the models Sea Hunt makes is called a Triton along with Gamefish, Escape, Victory, Ultra, BX(bay boat) and a Skiff 21.. For example, their 20' center console is called a Triton 207. Triton is not the brand name it's a Sea Hunt model name.
My 2007 Sea Hunt 24' CC was called a Triton 240. They now call their 22, 24,26 and 29 center consoles a Gamefish. A lot of their smaller CCs are now called Ultras. It's seems that they may be trying to get away from the Triton model name for obvious reasons.
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You can have my 2005 Sea Hunt 202 for less than half the price of new.
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I ran 2 of them.... a 26 and a 29... I can list all of the problems, but it would take a while... Look real hard at how they do the electrical... ride one in decent seas... oh, and have a welder on retainer to fix the tee tops... I would maybe buy one of their bay boats.... I would not buy one if I intended to take offshore a decent bit...

I did not ride in one a few times...I ran them for a guy for 2 seasons...
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Before I bought my Sea Hunt Triton 212 I looked at every brand available in So. FL. I liked Sea Hunt better than any boat. I didn't look at Whalers and GWs seriously.
It runs great in rough seas and is very dry. I think their layout is the best for a versatile fishing/family recreation vessel. Mines goes really fast for a 21cc. . . 50mph easy when the Gulf is glassy.
I am very happy with my Sea Hunt.
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I ran 2 of them.... a 26 and a 29... I can list all of the problems, but it would take a while... Look real hard at how they do the electrical... ride one in decent seas... oh, and have a welder on retainer to fix the tee tops... I would maybe buy one of their bay boats.... I would not buy one if I intended to take offshore a decent bit...

I did not ride in one a few times...I ran them for a guy for 2 seasons...
That's odd because I have had my 24 for two seasons and go offshore regularly and have not had a single problem with the boat. The ride is good, the electrical is just fine and the T-top is solid as a rock. How long ago did you "run" this 26 and 29?
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I ran 2 of them.... a 26 and a 29... I can list all of the problems, but it would take a while... Look real hard at how they do the electrical... ride one in decent seas... oh, and have a welder on retainer to fix the tee tops... I would maybe buy one of their bay boats.... I would not buy one if I intended to take offshore a decent bit...

I did not ride in one a few times...I ran them for a guy for 2 seasons...
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over 100 hours on the 26 and 300 on the 29. One thing I noted quickly off of both of them was the flair hull design likes to put water up just right for any cross breeze keep you moist. Look at the electrical access on them. You have to take off 20 screws that are just tapped into fiberglass (29). However they designed the hard top wiring, if you turned on the radio and the spreader lights, it would trip the breaker. The tee top/hard top looked neat, but developed cracks and then came apart. We had to duct tape it to get it back one day. Then it broke again and again. That is just not acceptable. Also, for boats that size, it had very limited storage. They were fine in small seas, but you had to back it down a good bit in chop. You really felt it if you did not. I spent a lot of time fixing screws that backed out. Too many things used self tapping screws. The F-150/F-250s were nice as was the stearing. The running lights broke way too often for a new boat and had to be relpaced (went ahead and did that when the crimp/butt conector became seperated. It also caught suction on the head discharge somehow and tried to sink the boat. There were 200 witnesses to this... The front bilge quit working early. This fish box was nice there in the stern gunnell, but was small. Not sure how well it was insulated as ice liked to melt quickly in the summer. There are other folks who post here who can corroberate these things. Bottom line, it is a pretty looking hull and looks nice in the show room. It does not ride all that well for the size and is wet and is not made all that well. I do not run a boat too hard and never try to beat folks when I am driving. Maybe they have the smaller hulls figured out a little better. I am lucky to have the opportunity to run a number of hulls and this boat is just not all that good in the 26 / 29' set up. It would be fine to fish occasionally in nice WX, but is not what you want if you want to fish a good bit in the Atlantic making runs to the legde. This is my opinion.
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