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Old 02-20-2012, 08:34 AM
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Default 39 Sea Vee VS. 41 Bahama

Went To Maimi on sunday and narrowed our search to the 41 Bahama, and the 39 seavee, any thoughts on them, would run them with tripple 350's, and make some changes to accomidate family? What do yoy guys think?

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Old 02-20-2012, 08:39 AM
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See Vee. I have accumulated a few trips on the 41 Bahama and for your $ See Vee is the best option. Easy choice but just my opinion.
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You'd be crazy not to look at the one in the for sale section IMHO
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Personal opinion, and obviously you can't go wrong with either, but if it was my money it'd be the Sea Vee, hands down.

I've never ridden on either, but after climbing around both at the show I obviously left impressed with both boats, but I just don't know that the Bahama lives up to the hype. It also doesn't quite seem to justify the price that you pay for one, though I'm not sure how the Sea Vee compares pricewise once you load them both out with options.

I had a friend who had a 41' Bahama with triple F350's, and he loved it, but it was a pig on fuel. I guess that's the trade-off with having such a big, solid boat.

The Sea Vee may not be a whole lot better on fuel, but I feel like it would be a bit better and the triple F350 setup seems ideal for it.

The legendary fit and finish on the Bahama was great, but the Sea Vee certainly isn't lacking at all in the fit and finish department either.

Basically, if they were the same price I might not be so harsh on the Bahama, but I just don't see anything that justifies the price you pay for the Bahama when you can buy the Sea Vee (at least I assume so) for less money and not sacrifice anything in terms of ride, performance, fit and finish, factory support, etc.
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Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
You'd be crazy not to look at the one in the for sale section IMHO
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Both are bad ass machines and you are very fortunate to be making this choice. Try to do a couple sea trials to see how each boat runs. I looked over both at show as well and it is a tough choice. The SeaVee had my vote by a small margin but I would need to test ride them both to be sure. As someone else mentioned, check out the 39 for sale here on THT as a comparision as it might save you some big $$.
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Bahama is the best built no frills center console you can get your hands on. you can get on a 5 year old bahama and it will still look showroom new. most people dont understand why a bahama is a bahama until you spend some time really going through the boat and looking at systems and lay out etc. On the other hand sea vee is a bad ass fishing machine that is a great built boat as well. The sea vee will have more features and accomodations one would assume would be involved with a 300k plus boat. sea vee also has different versions of the 39 so you can have the forward seating or rear seating etc. bahama can add that but its usually an add on birdsall design. where sea vee has the molded in front bench seats sliding console door cooler stuff like that. Both awesome boats and id probably go for a 300 yami or 300 verado over the 350s.
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Seavee all the way
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Bahama is the best built no frills center console you can get your hands on. you can get on a 5 year old bahama and it will still look showroom new. most people dont understand why a bahama is a bahama until you spend some time really going through the boat and looking at systems and lay out etc. On the other hand sea vee is a bad ass fishing machine that is a great built boat as well. The sea vee will have more features and accomodations one would assume would be involved with a 300k plus boat. sea vee also has different versions of the 39 so you can have the forward seating or rear seating etc. bahama can add that but its usually an add on birdsall design. where sea vee has the molded in front bench seats sliding console door cooler stuff like that. Both awesome boats and id probably go for a 300 yami or 300 verado over the 350s.
No way on the 300s for the Bahama. The 41 I run from time to time runs WOT everywhere, there is no cruise. Way too much boat for 900HP.
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Originally Posted by thumperlove View Post
No way on the 300s for the Bahama. The 41 I run from time to time runs WOT everywhere, there is no cruise. Way too much boat for 900HP.
Agreed. While boats like the 38' Fountain and to an extent the 39' Yellowfin can get away with triple 300's I think that something as big and heavy as the 41' Bahama needs the torque monster F350's to get it going and keep it going.
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Originally Posted by wandafishing View Post
Seavee all the way

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I seriously looked at the 31' Bahama and found it was virtually $100k more than what a 32' Seavee would have cost, I don't know about the 41' but the step up in the Bow was one of the things my wife HATED along with the old style Birdsall seating not to mention the $175.00 a piece Release rodholders. I felt much more of a comfort level dealing with SeaVee but to each their own.
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fine quad 300s
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Originally Posted by bradv View Post
fine quad 300s
Now you're talkin'.

Has there ever been a 41' Bahama with quad anythings? I would think so, I've just never seen one.
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Originally Posted by SirFer View Post
Now you're talkin'.

Has there ever been a 41' Bahama with quad anythings? I would think so, I've just never seen one.

Probably drive the $tag on something like that to $500k+. ;?
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quad 300 verados are cheaper than trip yami 350s. and yes they have done quads several times.
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They make them(bahama) with quad 300 vrods. I'm sure there's some pics on this website if you do a search for it. I know the boat i'm thinking baout has been to a couple of boat shows and i've seen a couple others.

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Now you're talkin'.

Has there ever been a 41' Bahama with quad anythings? I would think so, I've just never seen one.
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I believe I saw a picture of a quad 300 bahama at a sailfish tournament
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Theres a quad 300 41 Bahama in Jupiter named ADHD that I drool over whenever I see it. I used to work next to Henley and saw several quad 300 Verado 41's coming in and out of there.
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You can do quads on both sea vee and bahama.

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