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Old 05-11-2019, 03:50 PM
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Default Blue Wave 2800 New Open Model - Makiera. Debut soon

Stumbled on Blue Wave boats last week and was stoked when I found they had a 28’ bay style boat with 18 deg deadrise. Then even happier to hear an update on the boat is about to pop with twin 300 + some requested changes in the deck lay out.
Makaira is the new open Model

Being a South Florida Boater cant wait to see what they have produced out of Oklahoma. I sure would appreciate if anyone has any feedback regarding quality and experience the Blue Wave.




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Old 05-13-2019, 05:40 AM
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Blue Wave released a video this morning. It is grainy on purpose, but if you look close you can see the layout. A Professional photo shoot is happening this week with the official release to follow. Stay tuned to their face book page for updates.

https://m.facebook.com/bluewaveboats...&source=result
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:26 AM
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Really looking forward to seeing more of this!!
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:19 PM
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Did I hear a steeper deadrise? really interested in specs, hope they got a few more gallons of fuel in her.

Also looks like they re did the bow, I was hoping for a new back end which looks great, and keep the bow as is. Maybe an option down the line.
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The open and hybrid both have a 23 degree transitional deadrise, The open will have a larger fuel capacity than the hybrid with a 600hp rating. The open has a Higher freeboard than the hybrid.


Outside shot of the 2020 Blue Wave 2800 Makaria.
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I asked on their Facebook page and the person responded with a 23 degree dead rise, but I donít think that is the case. I believe the bottom is the same as my 2800 hybrid model (18 degree at the transom), but with taller gunnels and the open layout like mentioned. I like the new open, but still not sold on the front. I have to see it in person.
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Directly from the vp in charge of design and production:

The 2800 hull has a variable dead rise that tapers from 18 degrees at the stern to a 50 degree angle at the bow.
The steps are also variable to allow the hull to ride flatter and not have so much bow rise to utilize the aeration feature of the stepped hull.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:22 AM
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Twin 300 Suzukiís on 2020 Blue Wave Makaria

Inside shot of 2020 Blue Wave Makaria
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I really like the layout, but canít figure out the bow rider style seating in the front. The gunnel cap reduces to almost nothing so I cant walk the cap to midship like I do on my 2800. Either way I like the added space and look forward to seeing it in person.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:32 AM
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Nice. I hope they packed a little weight on her too.
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Originally Posted by speckslayer View Post
Nice. I hope they packed a little weight on her too.

Iím not sure how accurate the 3650 lbs they claim it weighs. I weighed my boat with full fuel, twin power poles, ulterra, maybe 100 lbs of fishing gear (maybe) and it weighed 8800 lbs. When I spoke with sport trail they think the trailer is around 1700 lbs.

The claimed numbers are as follows:

boat 3650 lbs
motor 740 lbs
95 gallons 600 lbs
trailer 1700 lbs

My boat on a certified cat scale was 8800 lbs. subtracting all of the above numbers leaves over 2100 lbs in the boat some where. Ulterra and power poles are maybe 200 lbs, 5 batteries, and two 12Ē mfdís.

Point is I think it is heavier than what it is claimed to weigh unless my numbers are wrong.
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The Blue water folks were right in my back yard this morning taking photos on the sandbar in Jupiter
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Everyone is interested in the forward seating area and any under the floor storage.

More photos soon I would expect..
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For the question above about Blue Wave. They are a top selling, popular brand here in Texas. I would rate them right in there with Blazer Bay and Nautic Star for quality and attention to detail. I have no idea if they upper their game for this lane of boats.

Although there can be some detail issues with them, they are very durable with many 20+ year old boats out on the water.

Custom builds are not something they really are good at, unless things have changed in the recent past.
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Florida buyers are going to want an optional integrated
fiberglass Swim platform for the port and starboard sides. I hope they eventually simply integrate this rear seating deck space into the hybrid.

Going to see both versions of the boats next week with the family.

More details and and photos to follow.
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Originally Posted by JKBrad View Post
For the question above about Blue Wave. They are a top selling, popular brand here in Texas. I would rate them right in there with Blazer Bay and Nautic Star for quality and attention to detail. I have no idea if they upper their game for this lane of boats.

Although there can be some detail issues with them, they are very durable with many 20+ year old boats out on the water.

Custom builds are not something they really are good at, unless things have changed in the recent past.
I have a blazer bay, and blue wave is a step or 2 above on fit and finish. I still think they missed the mark on this boat and the 2800. They should've just went with a cayon bay layout. That is just my opinion and I can't afford one so it doesn't matter.
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I now own a 2800 bluewave so take my opinion with a grain of salt as everyone loves there current boats. Lol

That said, I made a post a year or two ago stating the first 2800 I demoed had a good fit and finish and was better compared to many other production boats I had been looking at while shopping at boat shows. When I made the post I decided not to buy the boat because I felt it was to big for my needs. Fast forward to February of this year when I bought my 2800 because I decided the added size would be nice. The fit and finish is still good on my new boat like it was on the first one I demoed. Hatch gaps are even, hatches sit flush with the deck, nice hardware, extremely solid boat so far with no squeaks and rattles (I hate rattles). I will say there is room for improvement on organizing the wiring. Everything works as it should and all connections use automotive style sealed plugs, but the wiring is a bit messy. I am not complaining though because I feel I got a lot of boat for the money and I didnít have to pay $200k for a 28í hybrid.


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Originally Posted by joshd472 View Post
I have a blazer bay, and blue wave is a step or 2 above on fit and finish. I still think they missed the mark on this boat and the 2800. They should've just went with a cayon bay layout. That is just my opinion and I can't afford one so it doesn't matter.
Canyon Bay has the hybrid bay boat on lock with their design
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Here are a couple bow shots. There are some features in this area i am sure they will show soon enough that are neat and very well thought out.


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