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Old 09-04-2009, 08:02 PM
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Default SEA FOX and Century boat quality

Loking for info on these makes of boats, anything would be great. Sea FOX looks like a nice boat. Any info thanks. Capt. Tom
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I have an 07 18' Century and am happy with it - I would def by another. I'm guessing upper-middle as far as brands go maybe? Not the best but certainly nowhere near the worst.

Recently I was poking around looking for my next boat and came across several Sea Fox and the prices seemed pretty good. I do think I remember reading somewhere they were lower-end but I could def be wrong. I believe the thread was over Sea Fox or Angler.
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I have read on a couple forums that people are very unhappy with the performance of their Sea Fox's I was also told by some fisherman in orange beach that had a 26ft CC that they had been trying to get rid of their boat because it was way too light and didnt take rough water well at all
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They (sea fox) had a lot of quality problems on structural issues in the early to mid 2000's
my understanding is that they had an influx of staff from a competitor that made a difference to their manufactering quality.
Bottom line is though that Century is backed by yamaha and that has to be worth something. The price point on Century is in a different bracket to sea fox and I have found you only get what you pay for(if your lucky).
If you are light recreational user Sea fox might work for you - I think resale and depreciation favors Century.
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While shopping for my WA, I found several Century boats we liked..they all came with a steep price. Seems the retail on these boats is pretty high, as well as the resale.
They were really well made, the several year old boats I looked at were solid with good hardware, few if any stress cracks, and most items worked. These were 6 - 10 yr. old boats.
I was looking for rigs with Yamaha motors, and as mentioned, Yamaha owns this brand.
I did not look at any Sea Fox's.
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I have a 2003 Century 18' CC. This boat had been damaged in Hurricane Ivan when the Storage facility it was racked in collapsed and I bought it at auction. Despite a fall, and having beams fall on it, there was only a moderate sized hole in the aft bottom of the boat. In grinding it out, I was amazed by the thickness of the hull, and the quality of the laminates. With some that repair and some gel coat rework, it looked like new, and still does 5 years later--full time in the water. It was a better constructed hull than I had anticipated.
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anyone ever been on a sea fox, looks like the bow has a nice sharp entery, kinda like the true world bow. I am not comparing the two because I know that true world is a much better boat, just the bow looks sharp and would cut the water well.
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Check out JD Power quality rankings. www.jdpower.com for the price of a century you could get into a lightly used Grady
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Be careful buying a SeaFox. Heard of alot of workmanship issues. Two years ago i was in the same boat, ended up buying a Wellcraft. Ten thousand more, but two years later i fell it was worth the money. Especially when I am out 50 to 60 miles out. Nice heavy boat.
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My brother-in-law has owned a 2001 SeaFox for 8 years. For the money it came with a lot of bells and whistles. The one downfall is that the boat has a tendency to porpoise. This makes for one rough ride in crappy seas.
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I recently purchased a 2001 29ft Century with twin 250s and i must say it is one of the finest riding boats i have been in.

Gotta give some props to century.
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I have a 2007 256 Seafox and love it. No, it isn't a Yellowfin or an Intrepid but it is a good boat for the money. I fished the SKA on a team and we had an Intrepid that was like riding in a cadilac. My Seafox rides veryu good, weather I am fishing 60 miles offshore or along he beaach trying to find a King. By no means am I trying to say that the Seafox is like an Intrepid, but it is a good boat, they have really spent the time trying to figure out what fisherman and families want out of a boat. I can't speak of the older ones, but I do know the newer ones are MUCH better!! Just wanted to give my two cents, again, I am NOT saying that it is in the same class as an Intrepid or Yellowfin!!! Hope this helps.
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I was also told by some fisherman in orange beach that had a 26ft CC that they had been trying to get rid of their boat because it was way too light and didnt take rough water well at all
Cenury - 26 ' 4" - 5800 lbs (no motors)
Sailfish 26' 2" - 4050
Angler - 25 ' 6" - 5300
Sea Fox - 25' 7" - 3800
Robalo - 26 ' 5" - 6075
Edgewater - 26' 5" - 5000
Grady - 26' 11" - 4843
Scout - 26' 2" - 3800
Whaler - 27' 0" - 5160
Pro Line - 26 ' 5" - 4200
Everglades - 26 ' 7" - 4700
Triton - 25 ' 8" - 4300
Sea Hunt - 26' 0" - 4100
Cobia - 25 ' 6" - 4000
Cape Horn - 26 ' 8" - 4200
Mako - 26' 0" - 4500
Sea Pro - 27' 0" - 4200
Polar - 27' 4" - 5600
Sea Boxx - 26' 5" - 3900

Yeah, Century at 5800 is a real light weight.
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Cenury - 26 ' 4" - 5800 lbs (no motors)
Sailfish 26' 2" - 4050
Angler - 25 ' 6" - 5300
Sea Fox - 25' 7" - 3800
Robalo - 26 ' 5" - 6075
Edgewater - 26' 5" - 5000
Grady - 26' 11" - 4843
Scout - 26' 2" - 3800
Whaler - 27' 0" - 5160
Pro Line - 26 ' 5" - 4200
Everglades - 26 ' 7" - 4700
Triton - 25 ' 8" - 4300
Sea Hunt - 26' 0" - 4100
Cobia - 25 ' 6" - 4000
Cape Horn - 26 ' 8" - 4200
Mako - 26' 0" - 4500
Sea Pro - 27' 0" - 4200
Polar - 27' 4" - 5600
Sea Boxx - 26' 5" - 3900

Yeah, Century at 5800 is a real light weight.

I have a feeling he was referring to SeaFox's being light.
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I have a feeling he was referring to SeaFox's being light.
Ah... I think you're right.

My bad.
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Cenury - 26 ' 4" - 5800 lbs (no motors)
Sailfish 26' 2" - 4050
Angler - 25 ' 6" - 5300
Sea Fox - 25' 7" - 3800
Robalo - 26 ' 5" - 6075
Edgewater - 26' 5" - 5000
Grady - 26' 11" - 4843
Scout - 26' 2" - 3800
Whaler - 27' 0" - 5160
Pro Line - 26 ' 5" - 4200
Everglades - 26 ' 7" - 4700
Triton - 25 ' 8" - 4300
Sea Hunt - 26' 0" - 4100
Cobia - 25 ' 6" - 4000
Cape Horn - 26 ' 8" - 4200
Mako - 26' 0" - 4500
Sea Pro - 27' 0" - 4200
Polar - 27' 4" - 5600
Sea Boxx - 26' 5" - 3900

Yeah, Century at 5800 is a real light weight.
Just throwing a question out there cause I may be in the market again this fall....

How much does weight figure into what is a quality boat and what isn't?

The reason I ask is that (assuming these numbers are close to being correct) I see Angler is towards the top and everything I've ever ready says Angler is lower-end quality.
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The weight basically shows how much glass and core there is in the boat. You can make a very high quality boat with less glass, using exotics, epoxies, and lighweight core. Or you can make a very heavy boat, with lots of chopper gun, little hand layup, and plywood deck core....

I was impressed with the laminate schedule of the Century which I rebuilt. Thick hull, good glass to resin ration and well made.
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I own a 08' 32cc century and hands down the best. I have had a 26cc century also. Both great boats. And I also have a 18cc century that is a great boat. I do a average amount of offshore fishing and the 32cc is great for it. I has the fishablilty and comfort. I have fished regulators, contenders, scout, grady white, and seafox. None compare to the century. It is a heavy boat so the ride is great. Also one of the dryest boats I have ever been on. The century is a bit expensive but you get what you pay for. But it is not like regulator or contender where you are paying for a name. You are just paying for quality. Not sure what size you are looking for but I am selling my 18cc century. It is a 07 model and has only 10 hours on the motor. The boat is in new condition. So that is my 2 cents on century boats.
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