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Old 11-24-2007, 10:54 AM
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I am starting to look for a Sportfishing boat in the 35-40' range and looked on-line at the Egg Harbor 37. I am not that familiar with Egg Harbor boats so need some help! Can anyone give any feedback on Egg Harbor or, more specifically, their 37 model? I will use the boat primarily for offshore fishing in SC so will be making 130-150 mile trips. Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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Default Re: Egg Harbor 37

I checked it out but found it a smal 37 footer. Went with the 40 Ocean. It is a much larger boat in every respect
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It's going to be hard to get that kind of range with 400 gallons. The Egg 42 has been a pretty good boat for those guys.

Unless you run out and come straight back. I will say for the $ it's a great boat. A few more dollars you could look at a 39' Tiara convertible or a Cabo 35 or the new 38.
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Thanks RJ! I reviewed the Egg Harbors fuel consumption and it says that at optimum cruise it burns 1 gallon/mile. The 160 miles we run is total roundtrip so I believe that the fuel capacity should be OK at 400 gallons. I will look at the Cabo although I have heard that the 35' has a rough ride. What has been your experience? I have a friend who fishes on one in Charleston, SC who says that it rides rough. He did say that the fit and finish of the boat is very good.
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I have an Egg Harbor 37 with the 420 hp Cats. The maximum range is about 350 miles. I don't agree with the comment about it being a small 37. Every aspect of the boat seems larger than a 37.
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Default Re: Egg Harbor 37

I had a 37 Egg for a few months. It impressed me in every way. It is much bigger than anything marketed as a 35. It feels substancailly baiiger than a Cabo. I agree that the 40 Ocean is worth looking at. It is in fact much bigger but is also a little faster with the same power and can be bought in the same price range as the Egg.
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Default Re: Egg Harbor 37

There's a 40' Luhrs, 38' Ocean and a 43' Tiara on www.southshoredrydock.com Looks like anyone of them would work for what you need.
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I have been actively looking in that size range for a while, and have been on the Egg 37, the Cabo 35, 38 and 40, the Tiara 3900, as well as the older Ocean 40 and new 42.

The 37 is definitely not a small 37. The galley up floor plan gives it a very open feeling in the salon, and the footprint of the cabin and flybridge takes up most of the beam midship, though it doesn’t leave much walking area to the bow. The head, master stateroom, and second stateroom are all nicely proportioned. The woodwork and fixtures are beautifully done. There is an extra side bench seat on the flybridge, in addition to the front seat and two pedestal seats. I have been trying to get on one with the Cummins QSB at the factory since June, but they haven’t been making them. That’s the only thing that gives me pause about buying one. I am also a little suspect of the performance reports that are out on the net. 1.1 mpg seems a little inflated.

Excluding the cockpit, the Cabo 35 is a small 35, and the second stateroom is like sleeping in a coffin. It does buck like a bronco and it is wet, but the fit and finish is everything it is cracked up to be.

The Tiara 3900 has a nice layout as well, with more understated elegance than the Egg Harbor (that has all that high gloss teak). It is pretty well optioned out, and the list price is not that much higher than the Egg Harbor. Everything just seems like the right size for a 39 footer, and fit and finish, while not over the top like the Cabo, is a 9 on a 10 point scale. Tiara also has a very well-deserved reputation for top shelf customer service.

The Cabo 38 has a great looking interior, but the salon is a little short and cramped. It has the same coffin-like second stateroom as the 35 – almost half of the bunk is closed in on the side, and your face is less than a foot from the ceiling. The settee does not convert, and the table, while large, is fixed in place. Again, the fit and finish is terrific, but the fully configured street price is over $250k more than the Tiara and Egg Harbor. If you are paying $525k for the latter, I don’t see 50% more value in the Cabo.

The ride on the 42 Ocean, was rough – it pounded in a moderate head sea. It was also a bit underpowered.

I have comparative line drawings of the Tiara, Egg Harbor, Cabo, and a few others in a Powerpoint file. I would be happy to send them to you if you PM your E-mail address.
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Joe,
Thanks for the detailed information. I sent you a PM with my e-mail address. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Thanks,
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Hi
I am looking for the same type of boat as you are. I was seriously considering an 04 Cabo 35', I could have had the deal for 350,000. Th eboat only had 135 hours on it's Cats. I decided against it, the cockpit was great(large), but the cabin was small, I felt. I have been also looking at a 2006 new Tiara 39, but the boat is a bit over my price range.

The boat that I am now seriously considering is a 37 Egg Harbor 2005 with Yanmars, I've heard good things about Yanmars, especially fuel effeciency.

I currently own a Searay 290 Amberjack, 03, with 273 hours on it, I have installed a 3rd custom gas tank and outriggers on it. I go out to the Hudson Canyon and want more of a fishing boat?

I would really be interested in hearing from anyone about the 37 Egg Harbor and the Yanmars.

Thanks
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In that slightly used to new boat market of the 35-40 footer I think the Tiara is the boat to beat. Good price and value right now. Not MSRP but what you can buy it for. I have seen them rigged and selling for under 525k with low hours. If I had a 500k budget I would be looking at that boat. For 250k and half the dough you can't beat the 40 Ocean. There of course is alot of other nice boat in between and the Egg being one of them.
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One thing that you never mentioned is your budget. Egg made a 37/38 for a lot of years and they will vary in price quite a bit from top tp bottom. My advice, is for you to purchase the largest boat you can comfortably afford even if you have to take a look at some older, high quality boats like a 43 Hatteras and a 41 Viking. The reason I say this is because you will simply own it longer and not tire of it as quickly. "Buy your last boat first, It's cheaper in the long run." RIght now there are quite a few very nice used boats on the market. Jersey is one you should consider along with the 40 Ocean, 41 Viking and 40ish foot Hats I already mentioned.

If you consider an earlier 35 Cabo make sure you get your fillings checked before you buy. If not the ride of those boats will surely knock them out for you. Luhrs, in my opinion, while not a terrible entry level boat, particularly the 38/40 convetibles with the exception that they never sold well in the Carolinas so the resale value in this area is not all that great and you may have to travel quite a ways to find one. Post is another darned decent boat that doesn't get the consideration that I feel they deserve. Nicely built boat that will fish like crazy while offering a damned nice interior.

Lastly, if you do not have a broker acting as a buyer's representative in this venture, get one. This person will be acting as your representative and not the sellers. Think of it as getting a divorce and using your wife's attorney to represent you. Not a good idea. If you would like any more information about these boats or the brokers situation, send me a note here and we can make arangements so that we may talk about it.
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02 37'Egg 3126b's 650 hrs. average #'s

NE canyons aprox 170-185nm.
Troll 6-8 hrs. (6-8knts)
generator 8-10 hrs.

240-270 gal.(factor speed,conditions,load)
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I have an '02 37' Egg and love it. I shopped for almost 2 yrs before I bought it.
Other than the overall fit and finish ,which is above average, the engine room access from the cockpit and accessibility around the engines sold me.
We fish about 60 miles off and can average about 1mile/gal with the 420 Cats. The ride is very dry and stable considering she is a "Yankee Built" boat with only about 11 degrees deadrise at the transom.
The Egg Harbor factory people are very responsive and support is excellent.
I'd buy another.
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The biggest problem I have in picking out a convertable is the draft of the boat. I keep my boat in Westhampton Beach town Marina, the bay at low tide is very very low, especially going towards Moriches Inlet, by the coast guard station. That's the main reason I was considering he 35 Cabo, but I'd rather get the Egg, just 4" difference in draft.

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steveyacht - 11/28/2007 7:38 AM

One thing that you never mentioned is your budget. Egg made a 37/38 for a lot of years and they will vary in price quite a bit from top tp bottom. My advice, is for you to purchase the largest boat you can comfortably afford even if you have to take a look at some older, high quality boats like a 43 Hatteras and a 41 Viking. The reason I say this is because you will simply own it longer and not tire of it as quickly. "Buy your last boat first, It's cheaper in the long run." RIght now there are quite a few very nice used boats on the market. Jersey is one you should consider along with the 40 Ocean, 41 Viking and 40ish foot Hats I already mentioned.

If you consider an earlier 35 Cabo make sure you get your fillings checked before you buy. If not the ride of those boats will surely knock them out for you. Luhrs, in my opinion, while not a terrible entry level boat, particularly the 38/40 convetibles with the exception that they never sold well in the Carolinas so the resale value in this area is not all that great and you may have to travel quite a ways to find one. Post is another darned decent boat that doesn't get the consideration that I feel they deserve. Nicely built boat that will fish like crazy while offering a damned nice interior.

Lastly, if you do not have a broker acting as a buyer's representative in this venture, get one. This person will be acting as your representative and not the sellers. Think of it as getting a divorce and using your wife's attorney to represent you. Not a good idea. If you would like any more information about these boats or the brokers situation, send me a note here and we can make arangements so that we may talk about it.
Excellent advise!
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Before my cousin died, he fished an Egg Harbor out of Swansboro and that boat raised fish like crazy. The last I heard, the owner had downsized to an outboard powered boat and it wasn't getting much use.
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Default Re: Egg Harbor 37

Recently been viewing 38-40' range. Any views on the OutIsland 38' Express?
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Recently been viewing 38-40' range. Any views on the OutIsland 38' Express?

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