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2017 Robalo R222ES or 2018 Sea Hunt 211

Old 05-18-2019, 08:50 PM
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Let me start by saying that I have a 2013 Hydrasports 3000cc with twin Yamaha 300s which is an awesome off-shore fishing machine. I am in the Florida Keys to looking for a second boat that I can use to visit the sand bars, restaurants, cruise both bay and ocean with 2 - 3 people and have family fun. I would like some advice between two almost new boats. A 2017 Robalo ES with a Yamaha SHO 250 with less than 20 hours and a 2018 Sea Hunt 211 with a Yamaha 150 that has less than 50 hours. The Sea Hunt is about $3,500 less than the Robalo. I am not buying new because I am not interested in taking the initial depreciation. I am not crazy about the center steering wheel location of the Robalo but I guess I could live with it. I am more concerned about comfort and ride. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:52 AM
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Sea Hunt all day and don't look back.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:15 AM
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Can you provide some reasons why you prefer Sea Hunt
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:09 AM
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The Robalo will ride better, but if the SH is cheaper and you don't like the location of the wheel on the Robalo, then just jump on the SH and go. As a second boat, I think it would do fine.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by FishinRodz View Post
Can you provide some reasons why you prefer Sea Hunt
Yeah Sea Hunt has NO WOOD! Better fishing layout, Better fuel economy, Lighter,...........The Robalo is almost 5K lbs good grief.

The performance on the Robalo is horrible.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:10 AM
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Two different missions for those hulls. The sea hunt has a 16 degree deadrise, lower freeboard, less bow flare, 60 gallon fuel tank, and 1k lb lighter. The robalo has a 21 degree deadrise, 90 gallons, and is much more robust. If it got nasty, I'd rather be in the robalo. A more fair comparison would be comparing the SH 211 with a R200. I'm sure the sea hunt is a fine boat, just has a different mission.

If it were me, I'd take the robalo w/250 sho and have some fun with it. That's a lot more boat for a few grand. JMO
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Originally Posted by Blurryace View Post
Two different missions for those hulls. The sea hunt has a 16 degree deadrise, lower freeboard, less bow flare, 60 gallon fuel tank, and 1k lb lighter. The robalo has a 21 degree deadrise, 90 gallons, and is much more robust. If it got nasty, I'd rather be in the robalo. A more fair comparison would be comparing the SH 211 with a R200. I'm sure the sea hunt is a fine boat, just has a different mission.

If it were me, I'd take the robalo w/250 sho and have some fun with it. That's a lot more boat for a few grand. JMO
I would 2nd this opinion. Well said.

I think you'd be getting a much more comfortable boat for nearly the same money with the robalo. Unless having a minimal draft was for some reason a huge deal to you, in which case the sea hunt drafts less, id take the robalo hands down.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:27 AM
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The Robalo for only $3500 more seems like the better buy. Just the 250 engine is worth at least $6000 more.
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Robalo. With the 250 SHO that boat will perform great and ride much better than the SH.
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