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Old 05-19-2011, 06:34 AM
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Default Sea Hunt Vs. Nautic Star

I am currently looking for my first boat and have basically narrowed it down to 2. I want something in the 21ft class that can take me offshore on a calm day but still allow me to fish some inshore as well.

The 2 that I have narrowed it down to are a 2006 Nautic Star Offshore 20ft with a Suzuki 225, and a 2008 Sea Hunt 22ft with a Yami 150. I am looking for a good fishing boat but also something I can put the cushions on and take the wife and friends out comfortably. Basically that same old delima of I want as close to an all around boat as possible.

I have been reading on this site as well as others and neither boat seems to get "trashed" and for the most part they seem to both be well made boats. Hopefully I can get some response from owners of each and even anyone who has taken both out to compare.
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It's easy. Go with the Sea Hunt if it's priced right. It's two feet longer and will ride much better than the Nautic Star. Also, don't let anyone tell you that the Sea Hunt is under-powered. Mine has a 150 on it and it jumps on plane with ease. It tops out at about 41.7 according to the GPS with 3/4 fuel and 2 people.

Some folks on here like to say they need the horsepower to power up waves but honestly I don't know what the hell they're talking about. I cruise all over the ocean with mine and it has power to spare even when loaded down with ice, gear, and people.

Mine is 7 years old and looks nearly brand new.
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decisions, decisions....too bad you can't get the SH 22' w/FD225- got a new one in 2010 and love the combination. but given the choice i'd go with the SH & F150.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:04 AM
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Get the Sea Hunt, I own a 21 footer with a Yammy 150 on the back and cannot be more pleased.

20+ miles offshore fishing, inshore fishing or just cruising and hitting sand bars with my family and friends.
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Definitely the Sea Hunt for the reasons already mentioned and because of their outstanding customer service. It's the #1 selling saltwater boat in the 17' to 29' range for the last three years. There's a reason for that.

In addition, I'll take a Yamaha over a Suzuki on any boat.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:15 AM
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Seahunt Yamaha> Nautic Star Suzuki
I think that the build quality on the hull and engine are both better
also the factory support

enjoy your new boat!
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alright, don't be hate'n on suzuki SH brothers. but that's ok, i've got no stock in the company and understand it's a matter of choice and experience.
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Take a ride on both, then decide.
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Thanks for this post, because I am looking for a 22' Triton, and keep being told that 150 is too small!
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Thanks for this post, because I am looking for a 22' Triton, and keep being told that 150 is too small!
The 22' is not that heavy of a hull, and with the F150 will top out about 44 mph. One advantage is the mileage. At cruise it will deliver almost 5 mpg..

Here is the Yamaha performance reports..pretty easy to follow and you will find a lot of Sea Hunts tested..

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Old 05-19-2011, 03:59 PM
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That is about what I was thinking the consensus would be, with the number of nautic stars vs the number of sea hunts. If I was to go with the sea hunt and the 150 yami had around 150hrs with the overall condition being well above average what would be a reasonable price in today's crazy market? I have been looking all over trying to compare and it seems like a good deal. I dont want to tell the price just to see how you all feel about it and then I will post later what I can end up getting it for. Thanks again for all the help with this first timer. It is just hard to convince myself to pull the trigger on such a large purchase.
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SeaHunt...$25 - 29k...would be a good buy....

nada says..29k without trailer..add $3k for that..
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NADA average retail is $24,430...high retail is $27,870. NADA is what we use to value boats as NADA is what the banks use to loan on a boat.
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Just bought a Sea Hunt Victory 225....I am also going for the ETEC 200 HO.

Wanna get down to Monomoy and Nantucket fast.
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Just bought a Sea Hunt Ultra 210 with Yam 150 and I am pleased witht he ride and the performance of the 150 with this hull
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Ultras are beautiful model and i almost bought one but the CO is more comfortable in the individual seats found on the triton series vice the ultra bench seat. from what i can tell the 2011 Ultra 232 transom is configured like the triton series? if so, should have waited.
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After much debating I finally pulled the trigger this weekend. I went with the 08 Sea Hunt 220 Triton. I only dared to take it out 1 time this weekend with all the lunatics on the water but I was very pleased with it. Now this wind needs to die for me so I can take it off and give her a real test.

Thanks for the advice/help with all this. Below is the only picture I have on my work computer.
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After much debating I finally pulled the trigger this weekend. I went with the 08 Sea Hunt 220 Triton. I only dared to take it out 1 time this weekend with all the lunatics on the water but I was very pleased with it. Now this wind needs to die for me so I can take it off and give her a real test.

Thanks for the advice/help with all this. Below is the only picture I have on my work computer.
Good move going with the SH. You will not regret it. She's a beauty!
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Nice boat, I know someone who has one just like it.

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