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Old 11-17-2020, 04:53 PM
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Another which boat thread. Currently have a Pursuit 325os, looking to get into a CC. Looking for something in the 34-36' range, may be able to go a little larger but my lift is a 20k lift and dont really want to go over 16k loaded for the boat(w/o passengers). Before everyone mentions the usual suspects like yellowfin, seavee, invincible, etc. I'm not looking for a fishing only boat so I'm not even interested in those brands. I need a family/fishing boat. I priced out a Cobia 350cc with twin 425s, joystick, seakeeper, and some other options and the dealer is at $370k on a $450k msrp. That boat checks most of the options that I want but want to see what else I should be looking at in that price range. I prefer new but would consider a 1-3 year old boat.

What I need in the boat for the wife:
Forward seating in the bow with ability to turn into large sunpad
Chaise lounge w/storage underneath
small cabin with bed, toilet, sink
seakeeper or ability to add a seakeeper
helm with full windshield

For me:
some sort of tackle station/bait prep area
livewell doesn't need to be something decent size(the cobia has two 42 gallons wells)
300 mile range plus reserve
other than that your normal stuff like large enough fishboxes, storage, etc


The ideal boat is the seafox 368 commander but there is no way I'm paying that money for a sea fox. I like the cobia, but don't like that it's a wet bilge, all the forward rod holders, mid ship storage/fishboxes, forward table deck drain, and maybe even some other storage areas drain into the bilge. There is also a concern about the cobia and a seakeeper as the factory has only done 1 seakeeper on the 350 and the boat had some major squating issues where the scuppers where below the water. Cobia said it was due to the buyer putting extra weight on the boat like some batteries and such but my thought is what if he had not put these batteries in and just a few guys in the back the squatting would still be an issue. I'm not sure that hull is really designed for a seakeeper.

So any other suggestions?

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400k is intrepid money to me. Buy the biggest/latest model in the used market and don’t look back.
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Originally Posted by leoaa777 View Post
400k is intrepid money to me. Buy the biggest/latest model in the used market and don’t look back.
I looked on their site and I didn't see one w/a small cabin. The 345 and 375 have a head but nothing else.
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New Robalo R360?!?

Just throwing out an idea without doing too much research.
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here’s a couple others to look at
Sportsman 352
Axopar 37
Grady White 376 used
Scout 355
Nortech 390 used


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Grady?
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If you can get a smoking deal on one, regulator. I think $400 is more 31 pricing, but it’s bad ass
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The 375 Valor (as opposed to Nomad) checks a lot of boxes including sleeping area (cuddy) but don't know about the price tag. I would be afraid to show this boat to my wife... Our attorney has one and he is extremely pleased with the boat. I believe he bought used.

Though there are many excellent manufacturers offering a good range of product for your review and consideration, I'm going to agree with leoaa777 and say a lightly used Intrepid would be among my top contenders...BOLWP

https://www.intrepidpowerboats.com/w...neSheet-v5.pdf
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There's a real nice 2020 36' Yellowfin for sale in classifieds section that is within splitting distance of your budget.
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35 Cobia would be a great boat for your needs. Call them and go visit the new plant if you haven't already.
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I believe the SeaHunter 35 would check your boxes.
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Originally Posted by blb078 View Post

Looking for something in the 34-36' range, may be able to go a little larger but my lift is a 20k lift and dont really want to go over 16k loaded for the boat(w/o passengers).

Before everyone mentions the usual suspects like yellowfin, seavee, invincible, etc. I'm not looking for a fishing only boat so I'm not even interested in those brands.


What I need in the boat for the wife:
Forward seating in the bow with ability to turn into large sunpad
Chaise lounge w/storage underneath
small cabin with bed, toilet, sink
seakeeper or ability to add a seakeeper
helm with full windshield
I think a lot of people can't see past the opportunity to spend $400k to read what you have specified. Not many fit this bill.

So you want it to be a true center console with the cabin in the console, not a cuddy or walkaround, right? I think that really does narrow your options a lot. I would have said Intrepid also but I think you need to add the cuddy to get a cabin.
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What about the Pursuit Sport or Grady Canyon series of boats?
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Originally Posted by Polapea View Post
What about the Pursuit Sport or Grady Canyon series of boats?
I would get the s328 which is actually a 34.5' boat, same hull as my 325os however they only put twin 300s on it and it's way underpowered with them engines imo. If twin 425s where an option I probably would of already had one.


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I think a lot of people can't see past the opportunity to spend $400k to read what you have specified. Not many fit this bill.

So you want it to be a true center console with the cabin in the console, not a cuddy or walkaround, right? I think that really does narrow your options a lot. I would have said Intrepid also but I think you need to add the cuddy to get a cabin.
Yea pretty much, there is a used edgewater 370 that I may take a good look at. It's $470ish, it's up in the northeast and unfortunately has bottom paint but is a nice looking boat. There's a handful that make what we want but some are them are crap brands like I mentioned the sea fox.

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I believe the SeaHunter 35 would check your boxes.
I'll have to check them out, don't know anything about them. What's the good/bad/ugly?
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Check out the Front Runner 36. https://frontrunnerboats.com/36-center-console/

Built for family and fishing. Has everything you need and more.
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Look seriously at the 34SS Regulator. Small berth, head, sink, microwave, fridge, AC, trips. Nice wrap around forward seating, great fishing from the stern.
(did I mention trips?!)

You can pick up a newer model for that price range.
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A Tiara 34LS would be perfect too i think but i don’t know about price

Also check out Mystic M3800
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36 sailfish
39 nsx fountain but mite be a squeeze on the 400k
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Off topic a bit, but I looked at a 38 Contender express that was equipped with a Sea Keeper. It definitely carried too much weight rearward, the lifting rings were roughly an inch underwater, but what is worse is that there were cracks on the back of the bracket. Not the usually Contender stress cracks, but real cracks. I’m wondering if the Sea Keeper put a torsional load in the transom area and there might be some flexing. Otherwise, it was a stunning boat. Personally, I would never put a Sea Keeper in a hull that wasn’t specifically designed to handle it.

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