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Old 11-29-2019, 03:00 PM
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Hey guys looking at a Pursuit DC 266 with twin Yamaha 200s vs. a Grady White Freedom with Twin Yamaha 150s. Relatively new to the game and looking for any thoughts out there between the two options.

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Both are nice boats. Pick the one you like the best after test riding each one.
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I have 275 with twin 250s. Its a tank. Cruises at 40. 55 mph boat
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I’m partial to Grady. Our 1998 19’ handles waves extremely well because it’s heavy and balanced perfectly. Here’s a picture of how thick just the dashboard is after installing a new stereo.

more boat pics at our ad (selling to get a bigger boat bc family is growing)

https://houston.craigslist.org/boa/d...026228172.html


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Have had both Pursuit and Grady boats. I would go Pursuit.
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I own a Grady and love my boat..... but you can not go wrong with either of these boats. Pick which ever you like and works best for you.

I would seatrial both boats. Wondering how those 150s do pushing the 275 with a load.
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Which freedom?
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agreed...both good quality boats, but get the 200's no matter which boat manuf you go with
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What's the age of each boat?
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I'm in the exact same situation Jaws in terms of my decision coming down to these two boats. Curious where you're located, thoughts, how your decision making is coming along. Feel free to PM me to discuss.
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Both are good manufacturers and similar quality. I would go with whatever layout you like better. I love my 335 Freedom.
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I am in Grady White country as they are made around 15 minutes from the house. The owner of the company is a friend and I know a handful of their employees. The company is top notch.

With that said, we just picked up our second Pursuit. It is my opinion that Pursuit does a better job with layout and finishes. The wiring and plumbing is well thought out and easy to troubleshoot should a problem come up.

Both have incredible customer service.

I agree with the posts above though and you should crawl all over and sea trial both of them. Grady makes a fine boat so it isn't like you can go wrong either way.
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Both are nice rides. I prefer the full windshield and ended up getting the Pursuit 295DC.
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Originally Posted by ytmorris View Post
I am in Grady White country as they are made around 15 minutes from the house. The owner of the company is a friend and I know a handful of their employees. The company is top notch.

With that said, we just picked up our second Pursuit.
Wow. How'd your GW friends react when you bought a Pursuit? Or, don't they know?
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Originally Posted by ytmorris View Post
I am in Grady White country as they are made around 15 minutes from the house. The owner of the company is a friend and I know a handful of their employees. The company is top notch.

With that said, we just picked up our second Pursuit. It is my opinion that Pursuit does a better job with layout and finishes. The wiring and plumbing is well thought out and easy to troubleshoot should a problem come up.

Both have incredible customer service.

I agree with the posts above though and you should crawl all over and sea trial both of them. Grady makes a fine boat so it isn't like you can go wrong either way.
Thanks for the feedback here. Interesting perspective. I haven't really run into any negatives from owners on either boat that would steer me back to others in the 26-28 DC class that I considered. Some feel the hardtop is too low on the Pursuit, but not a factor for my crew (although it does bother me a little with resale as it might bother someone else down the road - but - I'm making the decision for me, not the next owner, and I don't want to worry TOO much about the next boat! . That aside with the Pursuit, I agree that the fit, finish, mechanical access is nicer than the Grady and no offense to Grady owners, just a nicer boat to look at when I walk up to it with the sleek windshield and no hardtop bars seemingly everywhere around the windshield in comparison.
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Originally Posted by RMSail View Post
Wow. How'd your GW friends react when you bought a Pursuit? Or, don't they know?

They are doing fine. We didn't hide it.
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Both are amazing boats. Both have a great ride and great features, I would sea trial to see what you like.
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Originally Posted by gotboostedvr6 View Post
Which freedom?
Freedom 255
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they will be 2019 or 2020s
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I am in Surf City NC.....Just north of Wilmington. I think like an engineer so I am leaning more towards the pursuit side of the house. I am going to be sea trailing both obviously around mid Feb. Dual 200s is a must and I think Ill get a little more bang for my buck with Pursuit right now. Also one of the comments in the thread said both companies have solid cust serv. so that will push me more towards pursuit. I used to own a Triton SF 21 with a 200 yamaha optimax which I loved.......the pursuit reminded me more of those design pieces I really liked.

As I write this.....what a great problem to have. Can't wait to hit the water and trial them.

Ill keep you posted.

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