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Old 05-05-2014, 08:32 AM
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Default Biggest, best CC for $60k? New is possible?

Never thought I'd buy a new boat, but after looking around in the used market, I'm not seeing a whole of lot of *clean* late model used boats, and I'm wondering what a budget of $60k will buy.

Must haves:
Forward seating (I know, but it's a non-negotiable)
T-Top & trailer
decent ride in typical VA/NC/SC offshore chop, getting to 100+' water.

Preference: single OB for maintenance/cost reasons

It looks like the Tidewater 230CC is right there, depending on config. Not sure about KeyWest. A left-over '13 Cobia is *almost* there, but adding trailer and electronics, pushes me up to mid-60's but a nice boat.

Sea Hunt no longer makes anything reasonably priced in the 23-24' range?

Any factory-direct dealers I should look at? I'd love something a bit larger than 23, but don't think it can happen new.

Thx!
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A brand new 2014 Key West 239FS can be had pretty well equipped, trailer and all at <60K.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:39 AM
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Used Regulator 23FS
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Originally Posted by Sittin' Low View Post
Used Regulator 23FS
Those are pretty scarce right now, but a very nice boat!!
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check out Duskey or i really like the Key West
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Originally Posted by MatthewK View Post
A brand new 2014 Key West 239FS can be had pretty well equipped, trailer and all at <60K.
this !! the new 239 is a really nice ride !! a lot of boat for the money
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I know this is not the route most people take, but have you considered an inboard CC? You will save a few dollars on the engine, so you can put that money toward length and beam.
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You said you looked at the 230 CC Tidewater. Also check out the 230 LXF. Same hull with a very family friendly front layout.
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I don't know current pricing and what is a must have for you, but you likely can get a Judge Yachts 24cc close to 60k with a single.

These guys run the longer version of the hull all over the ocean: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LeGra...76994619002601
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I would think a 26', fairly late model Sea Hunt could be bought for that.....I bought a used 26' SH CC with twin Yam 150s, Ttop, alum trailer, had about 400 hrs, for much less than your range....very happy with it so far...just a suggestion...
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A new Robalo 222 would keep you under $60K
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Originally Posted by Fatherof4 View Post
I would think a 26', fairly late model Sea Hunt could be bought for that.....I bought a used 26' SH CC with twin Yam 150s, Ttop, alum trailer, had about 400 hrs, for much less than your range....very happy with it so far...just a suggestion...
That's not a bad suggestion -- it's just a matter of deciding how much I want to wait on the used market. There are quite a few boats that are either larger or higher-end, that would fit nicely in that range in the used market...But they're not there now. <sigh>

One thing is for sure -- I know for a fact as soon as I pull the trigger, a week later the perfect boat will show up on the market.

The Key West 239FS is an interesting suggestion -- I'll have to look at that one. And explore Dusky.
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Out the door on a trailer is one price. Adding standard electronics, spotlights, windlass, auto pilot, epirb, liferaft and all of the other "must haves" is a whole other price when you are said and done.

If you think you don't want or need all of this stuff, just start a thread along the lines of "Do I need a (fill in the blanks)", a few posters might say you can manage without but you will get a whole bunch of "I will never have another boat without that item.

Most of us quote the "Out the door on a trailer" price when we discuss with our admiral. We then go out and spend another $20K in dribs and drabs forgetting to tell the Admiral along the way. At the same time we will "need" to go out and buy a $50K new and fully decked out truck to pull the new toy.
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FWIW I've got no skin in the game on the Key West, I don't own one (not the one I'm suggesting at least), I've just been doing similar shopping (dollars, type, etc) for 4+ months.

Right now I'm more focused on a used higher end machine but if I went new I think that the KW 239FS is hands down the best value boat I've seen on the market in terms of layout/design/features, etc. I've not yet run one so that would be the only caveat I'd make is to see how it did on drift/hook, hole shot, ride in chop, etc. I was offered a decently equipped 239FS (200, garmin 741sz, aluminum trailer, soft top, etc) for like $52K without any further haggling so I am sure that I could have gotten an even better price had I pushed back....that leaves some room for you, even all-in at 60K.

It's funny but I 'see' tons of used boats in the category...I haven't gone to look at most and while I agree that the market is more slim than 'normal' there's still a ton of used CC's out there in the 40-60K range....some have to be clean and the majority seem to be 'down south' in NC/SC and FL.
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Not dead sure of a final number and it depends on options, but you OWE it to yourself to check out the Layton Bay 22'. They are right in Edenton, NC and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it.
Check out their site and tell Doug that Thomas sent you. It is WELL worth the call and a ride on one, TRUST ME!

www.laytonbay.com
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Pioneer 222SF w/ Yamaha F300.
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Hmm...Some of those 22's are nice, but I don't think that's large enough. I'm concerned even 23' is too small for all but the nicest days offshore.

@BadBagger - the Larson is interesting, but it's only 22 and reminds me of my old Parker 21 SE which I *hated* (though an excellent bay boat).
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You should check out this thread:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...9fs-build.html
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Have you considered the White Waters or Competition? I'm pretty sure Competition can do forward seating. It isn't the typical Forward seating, but I've seen some pictures of it.

I'd be willing to bet either of those companies could do the 25' offering at or below 60k, you'd just have to be careful about how you spec them out. As others have said electronics can make things crazy!!! When I bought mine I purchased them separate instead of rolling them into the loan.

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