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Old 03-10-2007, 01:03 AM
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Anyone have any input on Century boats? Saw them at the boat show and liked the 24'CC layout. But not sure on the boats themselves.

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Old 03-10-2007, 08:25 AM
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You'll hear good and bad thing about these boats. It seems the older ones from the 90s had some problems, before Yamaha improved them. I have the 1801, and could not be happier with it for what I do, mainly bay and inshore fishing. I have had mine only about a year, and have had no problems with the boat or motor. In a quartering sea, sometimes you will get some spray in my boat. I think they build a quality product, especially for the money you'll spend. Some say resale may be harder because of their past performance, but I don't know if that is necessarily true with the newer boats. I would not hesitate to purchase again.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:11 AM
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I agree with Naples. The older boats were not the best in terms of hardware and construction, but there appears to have been vast improvements made in the last few years. The owners of the newer boats seem to be happy with them and the value for the dollar is there, since they are aggressively priced.
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:09 AM
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I also agree with Naples. Just purchased a new 2001 CC. It runs great and the price was right. Performance is exactly
as the performance sheets states.

Dream Machine 26' Glacier Bay 2001
Lil' Dream Machine 20' Century 2006
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Just traded a 2100 02 Century CC.The 150 2 stroke Yammi was very reliable with almost 600 hrs.The fuel ecomony was so-so.The boat performed decent,but they are a little light and tend to porpoise alot under certain sea conditions no matter how you may trim it.Overall for the money spent she served me well.
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I saw a dark blue 29 CC twin F250's today out cruising, looked like he was breaking in the motors..... Brandy new.. It sure was pretty, I'll give it that for sure.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:55 PM
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We have a 18 foot CC. It is a hurricane salvage boat which had fallen about 25 feet and landed on a steel beam which punched a hole in the aft bottom of the hull. I was amazed at the quality of the lamination--it was excellent. I did a bit of repair and the boat was back in service. No other damage to the fuel tank, transom or bulkheads. The deadrise in relitatively low--so it is not really a deep V--but a very good bay boat--and gets excellent fuel economy with a 115 Yahama 4 stroke.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:59 PM
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I had a 2000 year Century 21 wa. It was a good value, pulled it at least 25,000 miles including 5 trips on the Alcan hwy. The hull was stout enough not to sustain damage except for a few scratches when I hit something big enough to launch the whole boat out of the water at 25 knots.
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:18 PM
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We just bought a used one. It didn't come with a lot of documentation so I called the factory (late Friday afternoon) and told the receptionist that I wanted to talk to someone about propping the boat and to get a little more info on it. As expected I got someone's voice mail, and figured I'd have to call back the next week. Within 10 minutes of hanging up, the guy called back. He was very educated about the specific boat I was calling about, and spent a fair amount of time digging through some sort of tech manual or database making sure he answered my questions correctly. He even found an brochure from our year and mailed it to me. He definitly wanted to make sure he took care of the customer, even though we bought a used boat in a model they no longer exactly make. To me, that says something pretty positive about the company.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:18 AM
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I have a 2008 2901CC and love it. It has all the bells and whistles that my neighbor's Regulator has and then some, for half the price. It nicely turns into a wine and cheese boat for a night out with friends. If you are a serious fisherman, it does all that you need.
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I bought a new 2180 in the early 90's. The hull had some issues with loose stringers that ended with a roughly 6' tear in the bottom and boat submerging at the dock.

Century, through my local dealer, said send it back and they'd repair. They ended up replacing it in just a matter of a couple of weeks.

Again this was in the early 90's however I was very pleased with the way they stood behind their boat. Don't know how they operate today but they do make a good looking CC.

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Old 03-26-2015, 08:31 AM
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I have a 2008 2901 CC with 4 batteries. 1 for the port engine, 1 for the starboard engine, 1 for the electronics, and 1 for backup. I have what appears to be a charging port on the starboard side in the back of the boat. I bought the boat used and have no documentation on if this is a charging port, or what. I would love to plug in at the dock to recharge the batteries if, in fact, this is a charging port, but have no idea. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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Mine had a charger just inside that rear compartment where that wire goes in to. stick your head in and look. check you boats battery voltage with engines off. then plug in that cord and check again. it should go up a volt or two and then you know its working !
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A friend of mine has the 32' Center Console, 2005 model with twin 250 Yamaha's. The fit and finish is decent and the ride is outstanding due to the huge beam.

The only negative I have seen is the placement of the batteries. They are adjacent to the transom and potentially could get water on them since they are below the main deck.

All said, it's a lot of boat for the money.
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Originally Posted by offshorebri View Post
Mine had a charger just inside that rear compartment where that wire goes in to. stick your head in and look. check you boats battery voltage with engines off. then plug in that cord and check again. it should go up a volt or two and then you know its working !
Thanks for the info. I should have thought of that, but I was thinking more complicated. I am Jersey Shore also.
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I have a 2300WA Century - 24 foot walkaround. I am happy with it. I have a 2005 with 225Yamaha 4 stroke. I havent had any problems
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I am looking at a 2100 WA Century (model year 2002). Original Yam150 with low hours (350hrs). Boat is relatively small for a WA. Boat and bunk trailer are in good shape. Question: asking $18,000 seems high for a 14 year old century. But I am a first time buyer.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:32 PM
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Does anyone out there have the manual for a 2008(or maybe even 2006-2009) Century 2901 CC? I understand that on NADA it shows the boat is 7000lbs dry, however i was hoping to get confirmation of this through the manual. I am a little weary to trust NADA in terms of the boat weight. thanks
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Originally Posted by crocco3590 View Post
Does anyone out there have the manual for a 2008(or maybe even 2006-2009) Century 2901 CC? I understand that on NADA it shows the boat is 7000lbs dry, however i was hoping to get confirmation of this through the manual. I am a little weary to trust NADA in terms of the boat weight. thanks
dry is no ttop motors, batteries and so on. I have a 32 and pushing close to 12k lbs
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So I'm a bit confused about Century. There's a boat company named Century that still seems to be making boats today in Zephyrhills Florida. Is that a different Century than the one Yamaha shuttered around 2008-09?

And what do the owners of the older Century boats do for parts?
I saw a few nice used Century boats for sale from 2006-08, But I have no idea how big of a risk it is buying one if something brakes and needs to be replaced? Can parts still be sourced somehow?
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