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Old 11-16-2013, 08:02 AM
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Been thinking for a while to upsize from my 28' Hydra Sport CC to either an '07 38'Jupiter or '08 36' Yellowfin. Looking for opinions from others with real-world experience on either one - or preferably someone that has been on both for comparison purposes. The Jupiter is powered with '06 trip 275 Mercury Verados and the Yellowfin is powered with '08 trip 300 Mercury Verados. The Yellowfin is about $35K more. To me, the Jupiter is maybe too much boat but that is probably because I'm used to my 28' HS CC. Jupiter has bopttom paint - Yellowfin does not, but it doesn't matter to me as I will keep the boat in the water. Both boats are outfitted with similar electronics set up. I use the boat for the occassional trip to Bimini and fishing/diving/cruising. Thanks in advance for your comments
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Jupiter is heavier but YF has nicer motors.
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YF will get better fuel economy, has better engines, will cruise faster, looks sexier...
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Sell the GENI's and use the $35k savings from the YF to RePower. Then you will have one bad rig.
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^^^^^^ that right there

7, about to be 8, year old outboards are gonna cost some money at some point. And possibly big money.

If they are in good condition I'd sell them and but a set of new w warranty. At least then it's a fixed cost for you.

That is if I could afford that type of boat.

Rich people problems lol.

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Sell the GENI's and use the $35k savings from the YF to RePower. Then you will have one bad rig.


good idea!!
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YF will get better fuel economy, has better engines, will cruise faster, looks sexier...
Anyone have an idea of fuel efficiency? Anyone with these rigs willing to chime in with what fuel burn numbers are? I currently burn around 20 GPH cruising at 30 MPH in 1-3' seas. Just wondering how much worse to expect with either rig. Also, although the Jupiter is heavier, the YF has the stepped hull which I understand gives it a soft ride. Softer than the Jupiter?

In respect to the 275 Verados, I've heard of issues with them (Gen 1's) but these Verados have had the lower units updated - that was the main problem, yes?
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Yf will end up at 1mpg jupiter .7 to .8 mpg. Gen 1s are fine as long all updates r done.
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You can get basically any motor you want on either so comments about better motors are simply misinformed. The fuel burn will be nearly identical, however the YF being slightly lighter will be bit faster apples to apples. The jupiter will be tens of thousands cheaper in some cases.
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Jupiter. The '08 YF doesn't have rear fish boxes and a very small transom well and may have fiberglass tanks and as stated above '06 v '08 power isn't worth $35k more especially when you're getting more boat with the Jupiter.

Last 360miles on my yf 1.3 avg (a lot of trolling). Typically 1.1-1.2 avg. 1.2-1.3 @ 40mph. 1mpg @ 50.

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What year did they put the fishboxes in the back for the 36 YF? '10?
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YF gets over 1mpg. Click the youtube link in my signature below.
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OP, Have you sea trailed both yet?

I haven't been on a Jupiter 38 but I would it expect to ride very well with its LOA & superior weight. Riding in a Yellowfin especially the 36, is an experience all in its own. Running 45-50mph in pretty much anything less than 3' is something else, BUT! Its up to YOU if you like how IT rides! A Yellowfin rides great, but is very different in terms of tracking, running attitude, & handling in certain sea states. You have to ride in one to understand what I am trying to get to. Then make your choice.
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Jupiter has a better finish, a little more family friendly, and it too is a great machine. I always like a finished interior, no wires to get pulled off of the walls.
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Jupiter has a better finish, a little more family friendly, and it too is a great machine. I always like a finished interior, no wires to get pulled off of the walls.
Ha. I don't know how I get to the Bahamas and back with those wires exposed in my console in my YF. They keep getting pulled off (add sarcasm)

To the OP: What a great decision you have to make and not an easy one. You truly need to hop on these boats for a ride to see how they run to make an accurate assessment. Both are great boats and hold their value quite well. I'm in the process of moving up from my 34 YF and have some tough choices as well.
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Jupiter has a better finish, a little more family friendly, and it too is a great machine. I always like a finished interior, no wires to get pulled off of the walls.
Its not possible to pull wires of the wall. We used to stuff the inside of the console with gear stacked 3' high when 6 of us would run 100 miles offshore for the day. Zip ties every few inches and screwed to the walls everywhere.
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OP, Have you sea trailed both yet?

I haven't been on a Jupiter 38 but I would it expect to ride very well with its LOA & superior weight. Riding in a Yellowfin especially the 36, is an experience all in its own. Running 45-50mph in pretty much anything less than 3' is something else, BUT! Its up to YOU if you like how IT rides! A Yellowfin rides great, but is very different in terms of tracking, running attitude, & handling in certain sea states. You have to ride in one to understand what I am trying to get to. Then make your choice.
I have been on both, but no sea trial, yet. Should be later this week. I have crawled on both and fit and finish on the Jupiter appears to be better and like somneone else mentioned in a previous post, there are more "creature comforts". Forward seating is hard to come by on the YF, but not so on the Jupiter.
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