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Old 06-01-2020, 03:20 PM
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Hi everyone.

Iím looking to purchase my first boat. I like aspects of an open bow and a cuddy cabin. I have seen a few, but it doesnít seem like a common configuration. My budget is approximately 50k, so I will be looking at used. Am I sacraficing characteristics of open bow and cuddy by getting a combo? What do you all recommend?

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Is this the style you're talking about?



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Default Something with seats in the front and cuddy below

Iím looking for something like the formula crossover bow rider. Sorry I canít post a pic, I donít have 10 posts yet.
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Old 06-01-2020, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jugislandrelic View Post

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That looks like a standard walk around to me. The OP wants a bow rider, with a small buddy in the midship area. Not a lot of them in that style.
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Originally Posted by Anchorsaway1 View Post
I’m looking for something like the formula crossover bow rider. Sorry I can’t post a pic, I don’t have 10 posts yet.
That's a relatively new design for Formula, you won't find it in your price range. Also those boats are huge and probably not the best choice for a first boat. A center console with a small forward cuddy like pictured above might be found in your price range but again these are big boats, over 30 feet.

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I think you are talking about the Ebbtide 2700. Been around for years, though I have no idea if they are still being made or even still in business. I gave one a hard look a few years back. It was a nice layout for a sportboat.....

Edit: Here's one....only 50 hours on a 2015 (yikes), and in your price range. I can see several really bad things about that trailer setup, though.....https://www.antoniettimarine.com/Pre...Hudson-7756893

One of my concerns about that design was that if you stuff the bow, you trash the cabin, and maybe sink the boat....

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Originally Posted by 6104696 View Post
I think you are talking about the Ebbtide 2700. Been around for years, though I have no idea if they are still being made or even still in business. I gave one a hard look a few years back. It was a nice layout for a sportboat.....
I didn't know those existed. there are also some mid cabin high performance sportboats especially out west around the big lakes.

as an example
https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2005...u-era-7440281/
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I have a 2006 Polar 2300wa. It's a nice boat for 4-6 people and spacious in the back with a small flat surface up front where one person can sit and has a comfortable cabin. I bought mine back in November and it has twin 4 stroke 115 hp yamahas with ~300 hours for $27K so well within your range. I'm pretty new to boating, but I'd recommend sticking to something smaller (20-27 ft range) for your first boat, which will likely sacrifice a spacious open bow if you also want a cabin.

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