Originally Posted by PtJudeRI
Anyone have any info/photos/connection with this company?? They have a one page Website
, but not a good amount of info. I like the lines, and they have a demo package for sale (only powered by a 60 hp though...).
Any info would be a help.
The other respondent was correct. The Surfside 21, which used to be the Pointer 21, is being built in New Hampshire by Carmen Carbone, the founder and former owner of Eastern Boats.
The hull is a nice one, with lots of sheer and an unsually wide chine strake. The boat planes easily with low horsepower. Carmen has one with a T50 (high-thrust) four-stroke Yamaha on it, and he is very pleased with the boat's performance. We installed a 90-h.p. four-stroke Yamaha on ours, and it's plenty. Carmen put a 150 on one of the first Surfside 21s, and although the hull handled it, that amount of horsepower is complete overkill.
The finish work on our boat is almost crude, but structurally the boat seems fine. And the price is remarkably low for this capable a center console. Be advised that Carmen does not put flotation in the Surfside 21 and therefore sells it as a "commercial" boat. Virtually all of them, however, are rigged for recreational angling.