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Old 01-03-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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Question Surfside Boats out of NH????

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.
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Former owner of Eatern boats has gone back in to the boat building business. I don't know any more than that.

I drive up that way semi-regularly, however. I guess I could swing by sometime if I am up there during daylight hours.
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Not real far from me at all (about 20 minutes)...never heard of them, not sure that means anything though.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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I'me an hour away from there and boat out of Newington but I've never heard of surfside till today. I'll ask around the Marina when I'me over there.
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Surfside website states owner founded eastern boats in 1988. I own an Eastern 1983 22' lobster boat, and Easterns website says the company is celebrating 30 years in business.
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ha, funny. i looked at that craigslist ad too. but 60 hp for a 21 fter?

my 17 has a 115, and i scour craigslist looking for a 130!



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60 HP is Min, 150 HP is Max according to the webpage
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:57 AM   #9
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Carmen has his shop in East Rochester NH on RT202. I stopped in a couple of months ago. His claim is having the spray rails built into the bow of the boat instead of having the screw in type found on the Easterns today. His hull is also a wider more stable platform than the current Eastern.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #10
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Default I am having a Surfside built now

I drove the demo boat at Wentworth by the Sea last fall with an offshore storm running 4-6 footers out toward the Isle of Shoals.

Even with the 65 Merc Opti on the transom we were doing a solid 25 knots and it was a soft dry ride.

Very impressed with the boat.

I am making a number of mods - 150 Merc on an Armstrong bracket. V berths in the bow under a dodger, enclosed transom with a full width seat and a Taco leaning post, etc....
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If you could put in a livewell, built in cooler and floor storage for storing fish that would be a great addition too.
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If you could put in a livewell, built in cooler and floor storage for storing fish that would be a great addition too.
Let the boater beware.

I was VERY interested in having some work done by this company but long story short

1) Sales manager, Brian, told me there were multiple console molds available and all I had to do was pick out the one I wanted (got up there to find out they had ONE)

2) Same chap blew me off on a scheduled appt. Emails me a month later asking if I'd come up, I said I had and that I was going to direct to the owner and that I had yet to hear from him (sales manager response "And he probably won't either!")

3) After deciding to cut out sales manager, tried to get in contact with owner direct by leaving a number with an associate and a voicemail on the company's line to which he never responded to either

Not sure what kind of operation this is, but let the boater beware.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #13
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I live in Hampton and he does not have a storefront in town that I am aware of. The Eastern/Seaway boats have traded hands a few times and I have heard some extremely unpleasent stories about those invlolved.. I know one of the owners started a boat company in northern Maine called Allied. Similar style to Eastern/Seaway, open Novi hull. Theres a place in Salisbury selling them.
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Old 03-01-2016, 03:07 PM   #14
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i am the builder currently producing surfside boats.we still offer the 21 and have a new 23 coming soon.you know soon as in boatsoon!haha
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i am the builder currently producing surfside boats.we still offer the 21 and have a new 23 coming soon.you know soon as in boatsoon!haha
What??
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I think a guy I know worked a year or so ago. I will try to get in touch with him and see what the story is. I don't think he was there long, but not meaning to say that as a negative thing.
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yup .. 21 skiff been around for a while. I came on board a little over a year ago.like the owner....also with an Eastern Boats history.23 has a sharper, more progressive bottom,with downeast flare up top.simple and pure center consoles
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you must be refering to the roof supports on the 21 lobster skiff.. the bass boat/soft top version is more pleasing to the eye.its hard to get 6" 4"" headroom under a hard roof and keep the proportions pretty on a 21 ft boat
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eastern/seaway/rosbourough/sisu are all built in milton NH, by a great crew of builders.
surfside boats are being built in limited numbers by me at my shop in lebanon Me.
kind of a storefront/office in east rochester nh.
the guy who started allied owned seaway breifly, it quickly came into the hands of Eastern Boats.
since then they have done a nice job putting them together and re-establishing the name
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Boatmagic: You're the Surfside builder correct? Are you guys able to produce a 25 foot boat? I'm in the market for a 25 foot downeast boat for 2017 and I'm shopping my options. Is your website current? I'll try calling you guys this week. The 21 foot lobster looks like a cool setup but too small for what I want.....I currently have a 19 C Dory and the C Dory 25 is on my short list and such a great boat but I also love the "true" downeast hulls.

http://surfsideboat.com/Downeast_Lobster_Boat.php

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