I am posting this for a friend that is looking at changing up boats but is stuck between two and is not very good on computers. (Not that I am much better)
He currently has a 2007 32' Lhurs open that he bought new as a left over in 2008. It was a big step up for him coming from a 22' mako but fell in love with the diesel inboards and torque. the down side is he lives on a bay and when hurricane Charlie came though it silted in part of the bay's channel and the country has put is on there "to do list" but has been a couple of years and still no dredging, so a mid-low tide the water is at 3' and he needs 3'2" with half a tank of fuel. He has decided even though he loves his inboards he should go back to outboards so he is not tide restricted anymore and can keep it on a lift.
He has been going to the Miami boat show for the last five years and has always liked the Grady Whites and everglades. The pros of the Grady is: it is longer, much bigger beam, has a v-birth a table that drops into a double bed and a birth under the stairs. The cons of the Grady are: it is a much heavier boat, and a little thirstier.
The Pros of the Everglades are: it’s unsinkable; it "claims" to take waves head on better, slightly faster and slightly less thirsty.
The majority of his boat is going out diving and spear fishing. But his wife hates going off shore so one weekend every month he has to take his wife some place and spend the weekend on the boat somewhere. He also has two sons and a sister-in-law that sometimes goes with him on the weekend getaway.
Which of the two boats do you think would be better for him? Please only pick either the 36 Grady White or the 35 Everglades EX. We all know the 50 Viking fly bridge would be a nice fit but the draft is a little more then 3'