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Old 07-03-2005, 11:35 PM
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Default Parker 25 CC deep V for offshore?

Looking for a seaworthy and solid boat to run 25 to 40 miles out for offshore fishing (NE Tuna). Any one have any experience with the Parker 25 ft CC Deep V? I have heard the mod v's are nice but they pound and are wet.. - Was thinking of powering it with twin 250's

Also looking at the 25 contender.

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Seaworthy and solid but not much on deck storage. Great boats though.
Get the deep V Parker instead of the modified V especially if long bumpy runs are in your future.
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Tunasycho: I have a 2520DV and have around 50 hours on mine so far. It has a single Yamaha 250hp 2 Stroke, Ox66. Light load, she has a WOT of ~ 38-39mph. Cruise (calm seas, no current) is 27mph @ 4100RPM's. In heavy seas and a heavy load, she slows down to ~ 21mph @ 4100mph. I can up the RPM's and get more speed at cruise, but 4100RPM's is an economical range for the engine.

I did a very indepth search on which hull would be best for me. The MV was out for the simple reason that I knew that 14 degrees of deadrise, in L.I. Sound chop would not make for a good ride. I spoke to people, read as much as I could on the net, and then test drove the XL model, with 16 degrees of deadrise.

Afterward, I knew that the 21 degree deadrise DV model was better for me.

So far, after 50 hours, I am very happy with it. It rides very well, and although the forward driving position was initially odd since I was a center console man, I now really like it.

I will most certainly take mine offshore. With a 173 gallon tank, it has lots of range too. You do not need twin 250's for that hull either. Twin 150hp 4 strokes seem to be the ideal package.

Good luck with your search, and FWIW, you found the best website on the net for information to answer questions like yours.

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I have the 25 modified V center console and I am extreamly happy with the boat. It is a solid stable dry boat. I have had this boat out in 5-7 foot seas and even took on 10' + waves going out Jupiter inlet. I load this boat up all the time with 3 or 4 guys and will run to the Bahamas.With the mod-V it is a sea worthy boat, just not a fast one in the slop it will pound you some. It is a dry ride 99% of the time. I have been on many different boats and they were all wet at one time or another. There are just some days with wind and sea conditions you are going to get wet in these smaller boats. I will recomend the deep V for the long runs. Good luck with the hunt.
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Tunasycho -

I have the Parker 23SE and have been considering upgrading to the 25DV in a year or two. I'd be interested in what you find out and what you eventually decide to go with. Keep us informed please.

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i have fished probably 100 times in my buddy's 2501CC parker over the years, it is a outstanding boat
it is powered with a pair of yam 200's and is fast, heavy and a beast in the seas
there is tons of fishing room (the boat is huge for a 25) and nothing of consequence has broken in eight years of hard fishing and diving
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Also looking at the 25 contender.
I would wager that the 25 Contender would provide a better ride, while the Parker might be more stable at drift or on the hook.

Use the search feature to find previous discussion on both of these quality brands.
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Default Re: Parker 25 CC deep V for offshore?

WOW - Thanks for all the great info! What a great site. Glad I found it. I am leaning toward the parker heavily.

Appreciate all of your feedback.
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I can tell you that you don't need the twin F-250s. I just got my 2520dvsc a few weeks back, it has twin F150s and they will push the boat just under 47mph with a heavy load about 8000lbs. The boat is no contender, and it won't run 60mph in 4ft seas, but it sure does have a ton of room in it, and it takes bad seas no problem. You will love either boat, so test them both out and see which one fits you best. They will both get the job done, just not at the same speed.
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:03 AM
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WOW - Thanks for all the great info! What a great site. Glad I found it. I am leaning toward the parker heavily.

Appreciate all of your feedback.

Please don't misunderstand my post...but.....for your stated purpose you most definetly should look more closely at the Contender for the following reasons.

If you intend to trailer both are overwide for some states and may require a permit.

The Contender is going to ride better and give a faster cruise.

Contender is a very well built boat, not saying Parker is not, but I would give it to Contender for day in and day out thrashing offshore. The SKA has a way of weeding out lesser built boats and Contender has pretty well stood the test over the years.

Contender has excellent wiring and much less wood than Parker. Nothing wrong with wood, but I have heard some anecdotal reports of wood rotting in older Parkers.

If you are stuck on a traditional cabin, then Parker is the choice between these two boats.

Your Contender dealer will make or break your relationship with the boat if you buy new. Parker factory service is reportedly excellent. If you go used you can save a ton of money on either boat.

I think Contender holds its resale better than Parker, but neither is really a bad boat to get into or out of. If you go new, you will lose money either way.

Make sure you test ride both on a rough day and do a search here on Parkers as some people have made some specific posts in regard to ride of the deep v or mod v.

I do not dislike Parker and think that they have earned a good reputation but may not be the best choice for your stated purpose.

Good luck with either.

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If useable fishing room is of interest, then the Parker wins many many hands down.

The Contender probably does ride better, but you're dealing with a narrower beam.
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If useable fishing room is of interest, then the Parker wins many many hands down.

The Contender probably does ride better, but you're dealing with a narrower beam.
Not really trying to start a fight here, but useable cockpit room is not useable if you can't get out to where the fish are because of the pounding you will take to get there.

I don't own either boat, but when looking at boats it is important to consider all options carefully even if initially you think they may not be your favorite as perspective often changes after a while.

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Default RE: Parker 25 CC deep V for offshore?

We've got the 25 CC DV w/ twin 250 HPDI's if you'd like to know some particulars.
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Bens2:

Some good points and a good break down between the two. A few comments.

A contender will definitley ride faster, I am not sure anbout "better" as this is dependent on the Captains ability, amongst other things.

In general Contender's have great re-sale value, but maybe not as much in NE. The name for some reason is not as widely known and in the NE market, he may do better on resale with a Parker.

I do not think you can lose with either and like others suggest a sea trial in like conditions, if possible.

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Parkers are nice boats and have their loyal followers in the New England area especially the Striper / Fluke crowd. For offshore use I think the Contender is your best bet, a few seasons ago I took a ride in a fellow forum member's 25' Contender, we headed out in a pretty solid 2-3' chop and once that Contender was up on plain and under acceleration you did not even notice it. I think we were running 35-40 mph. That ride made a Contender believer out of me. I would not be concerned with resale value of either boat just make sure you have 4-strokes for power if you are buying new.

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A Contender is a great boat in the warm sunny south. Up here in the NE it can be cold and a open center console can get old quick. Have a great tuna bite in October, you'll want to be inside... That being said, I don't know that I would like to be running 3-5's in the pilot house of a 25 Parker on any day. I have never done it, but it doesn't seem like it'd be all too comfortable.
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:27 PM
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As a Parker and a Contender owner I would like to offer the following.
I have owned 4 Parkers ,21SE,23SE,23DVWA,25 mod v CC. I do 600 hours plus a year on the water for the last 25 years. I currently own an '04 Parker 23SE w/225 4 stroke and an "05 31 Contender wTF250's. My test ride on Contender was on a 25 Contender wTF150's on a nasty day.I was sold on the Contender ride that day.
The ride of the Contender isn't comparable to the Parker....period. Parker makes a great BAY boat but I'm sorry it can't ride in the OCEAN like the Contender. Not bashing but stating my expierience.
If you like storage in a center console the Contender wins again.
If you want to kill something when you reach the end of the 40 mile run, the Contender wins again. Fish boxes are everywhere.
In the 25 foot range the Contender's 8'10" beam is easier to tow than the 9'6" Parker.
I am not bashing Parker because I love the boats. Simple, solid, well built, efficent,stable and easy to clean up. If running 40 miles in the ocean though , you may want to think twice.
Better yet, ride both in the OCEAN and then decide for yourself.
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