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Old 03-30-2021, 03:31 AM
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Hi all:

I'm looking for some recommendations/guidance. I need a 18-20' boat that is easy for a novice boater to handle. I started by looking at Scout but dealer is sold out until October and I'm by no means 'sold' on the brand. I'd really like another Albury Brothers but they are out to Q1. Today I'm looking @ Robalo and maybe Edgewater. What other boats should I be considering? Here is what I'm looking for:
  • Center console "Bay type" boat with T-top
  • < 21 feet
  • To be used for tow sports, sand bars, light inshore fishing, etc.
  • Porta-potty or trailer NOT needed
  • Ideally boat will ship with Garmin or no electronics, tow pylon a plus

Budget very flexible

Suggestions? AND, if someone has a 'nearly new' boat that fits these criteria feel free to PM me - I'm in SE Florida.
Thanks!!
John




Old 03-30-2021, 04:46 AM
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All I can say is, "good luck." I know of a few cases where used boats were going for more than new...just because they were available and the new ones were not. You've already found that the some manufacturers have long waiting lists because demand has out paced production...

So, if you find something that fits your needs, go for it and worry about the $$$ later...or take up golf...

Good luck!
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You could also look at Pioneer as they seem to fit your criteria
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Good luck is right! The market is really tough right now with super tight inventory. My recommendation is to fight the urge to just get one now and settle. You will regret it later. Find a dealer you really like and that has a strong reputation - worth its weight in gold. All the boats you mention are great. I love my Scout 215 XSF - it has been an outstanding choice for the varied needs of my family. The Scout 195 is great too. Edgewater is an excellent choice as is Robalo. I agree on adding Pioneer to the list and to consider the Cobia 201 and also the Key West 203 FS or the Key West 210 BR.

Find the boat that feels best for you and the right dealer and go for it - but do not rush just to have it. You will be glad in time to be patient and get the right boat for your family
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See if the dealer you like has any used inventory(?) If they sold/looked after the boat, it's more likely to be a good one.
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Originally Posted by DWS View Post
All I can say is, "good luck."
Yup! Sellers Market!!

Originally Posted by briclark904 View Post
You could also look at Pioneer as they seem to fit your criteria
Thanks! I’ll take a look.

Originally Posted by CottonBay123 View Post
...consider the Cobia 201 and also the Key West 203 FS or the Key West 210 BR...
Appreciated. I’ll see if there’s local inventory of those makes I can take a look at.

Thanks again all!
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SE Florida here also (Stuart). I had a Robalo 226 Cayman for a while in Pensacola and fished the hell out of that boat. I would run it 20+ miles out on a regular basis. I loved that boat. That being said, I think there are a lot of good choices in that range. In my opinion, Robalo, Sportsman and Sea Pro are three manufacturers that have a lot of things to like. Pick the layout that best suits you.
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https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2016...ander-7836667/
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Just ordered a Scout 175, delivery hopefully in October! Crazy times.
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The Scout 175 is a terrific boat! Congrats & enjoy!
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there are boats all over the place. find the layout you want and go for it. dont be like many here and agonize over the brand.
this way you are out on the water enjoying your life.
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