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Old 02-16-2016, 10:46 AM
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Thinking of moving up to a mid 30's center console with trips..Test rode the 36 Invincible at the Miami show with triple 300 Yamahas..boat was absolutely awesome...Have not sea trialed a Sea Vee or a Yellowfin yet...always been a Yamaha guy but the professional guides there that I spoke with raved about the 350 Verados for power and efficiency...Really have my heart set on an Invincible but, the 370 Sea Vee Z fit and finish was unbelievable..Yellowfin is currently 3rd in this list...Any opinions? Also see a hell of alot of used Sea Vee B on the market without the step...thoughts? I'm not a speed demon, want a good solid ride and cruise around 30 knots and I'm happy..Please opine current and past owners...
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:20 AM
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I have been fishing a friends (and forum member here) 390Z SeaVee and its an amazing machine. Your fairly close to both SeaVee and Invincible which would be important for any follow up work. I would pay SeaVee a visit and see which of those two fit your style best.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:29 AM
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The invincible is an awesome boat. I really contemplated ordering one when it was time for me to pull the trigger on a new boat. They are very well laid out and the fit and finish is top notch. The two things that kept me from pulling the trigger on the 36 invincible was the shearline which in my opinion leaves a lot to be desired and the resale. When I priced a new one then looked at what they were being sold for after just one year I was kinda shocked. This is probably due to the fact there is not a long wait to have a new boat built.

The 37 sea vee just doesn't do it for me looks wise and the performance reports I've read were less than impressive. That being said they probably have the best fit and finish of the three and the resale is also very good with sea vees.

I went back to a 36 yellowfin again because of the ride, performance, factory support, resale and overall look of the boat. There are things that it falls short of compared to the other two but for me the boat is perfect. I'm laying mine out different than most other 36's to open up space in the cockpit and provide more livewell space. The other downside is that the build time is up to 12 months the last time I asked.

As far as motors are concerned get the 350 Verado. I've heard nothing but good things and my previous 300's were incredible.

All three are great boats and I know you'll be happy with anyone you choose.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:38 AM
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Gotcha...keep it coming...
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:30 PM
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My marina has about 4 invincibles. All beautiful boats. Every boat will compromise in a particular area. The 36yf has a smaller cockpit than the others. The seavee 370 bow imo is smaller than the competition. The invincible resale is one thing. If you wanted a brand new boat then you could be into an invincible sooner than the others. And if you liked the ride and layout then you should go with it. A lot of used boats to look at too, maybe not the seavee 370 though
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:34 PM
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superfishal, you are in a dream position for many of us! You are considering three fantastic vessels. I have the most experience on a 36 YF. . Here are some things that I've noticed which may be helpful to you. I also threw in a wild card factor of "what you will look like to others", which probably wouldn't matter to me and may not to you, but I thought it would be different.

36 YF: sexy look, awesome ride due to flare in the bow (sometimes hard to see over if you're short and some say it bow steers). Cockpit room is less than some competitors. You will look like an SKA guy to most.

36 Invincible: almost the lovechild of the YF and SeaVee. Has a bit of the nice bow flare, but not too much. I like the livewell setups and they have a great new console. I think it has a little more cockpit space than the YF. You will look like a combo of an SKA guy/Keys offshore salt.

37 SeaVee: The most cockpit space I've seen in that class of center console, gorgeous and huge consoles that are well laid out (YF and Inv. have amazing layouts too, not discrediting them), many will agree thay they have the best fit and finish in the industry. You will look like a guy that knows how to catch sailfish all day and doesn't mind if it's blowing 30.

If someone were to lay these boats out in front of me, I would struggle so hard with my decision.
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I climbed all over them at the Miami Show as well. They were all nice. IMHO the Regulators were a notch above everything else. Closely followed by the Seahunter. Then probably the Invincible. Then the Seavee, then the Yellowfin. Best curb appeal....Yellowfin. Best boat, Regulator.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:37 PM
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What about the 31' Competition? I think LOA is close to 34'. I haven't seen a 31 in person, but I've been extremely happy with there 25'.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:46 PM
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Superfishal,

I too recently went through a similar decision process where I was considering an Invincible and a SeaVee. Both are great boats. I opted for the SeaVee, in large part, because I believe it has a slightly better fit and finish and they have an office at mm90 in Tavernier. I see you live in Islamorada. Fulton, who manages SeaVee's Key's office, is unbelievably great to deal with and having him a few miles away is priceless. Any time I have any little issue, he takes care of it immediately. SeaVee also has a service truck in the Keys on a weekly basis. SeaVee's service has been exceptional. I cannot speak as to Invincible's service as I have never owned one, but having a local presence in the Keys is a great benefit. If you are interested in the 370z, you are more than welcome to come out on my boat as it is in Key Largo. Just let me know. I am very happy with my decision.
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Spent thousands of hours on a 36 YF and another good amount on the seavees from 26-36 etc and the YF is in another league with regards to ride and dryness. Seavee has nicer finish if that but ride the 36 YF is in another class . Never been on an invincible but if you see that video of the 36 YF and Invincible racing off KW you would be happy with either. The INVNC is unreal in that vid.
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Yes, Yes, and Yes
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What about the 31' Competition? I think LOA is close to 34'. I haven't seen a 31 in person, but I've been extremely happy with there 25'.
YouTube the 31 comp and there is a video of it crushing some big waves. Pretty cool.
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I looked at those three and the 35T in November at the Fort Lauderdale show. Choose the INV.
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One more bit of information. I owned a 34' SeaVee just prior to moving into the 37'. Although I was obviously happy with the 340, the ride on the 370 in my opinion is much better than the 340. There is virtually no bow rise as compared to the 340 and the boat is smoother and dryer in rough water. If you are considering a 370, in my opinion, do not base your decision on the 340 as far as ride is concerned.
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One more bit of information. I owned a 34' SeaVee just prior to moving into the 37'. Although I was obviously happy with the 340, the ride on the 370 in my opinion is much better than the 340. There is virtually no bow rise as compared to the 340 and the boat is smoother and dryer in rough water. If you are considering a 370, in my opinion, do not base your decision on the 340 as far as ride is concerned.
My bigger issues was the bow rise. Can't speak for the 37 but 34-36 was ehhhhhh.
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I'm in the same position. Spent time on all of them at the miami show. 36inv and 35/39 contender are in my cards.
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I feel for you u poor bastard,tough decision😄
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:08 PM
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Superfishal,

I too recently went through a similar decision process where I was considering an Invincible and a SeaVee. Both are great boats. I opted for the SeaVee, in large part, because I believe it has a slightly better fit and finish and they have an office at mm90 in Tavernier. I see you live in Islamorada. Fulton, who manages SeaVee's Key's office, is unbelievably great to deal with and having him a few miles away is priceless. Any time I have any little issue, he takes care of it immediately. SeaVee also has a service truck in the Keys on a weekly basis. SeaVee's service has been exceptional. I cannot speak as to Invincible's service as I have never owned one, but having a local presence in the Keys is a great benefit. If you are interested in the 370z, you are more than welcome to come out on my boat as it is in Key Largo. Just let me know. I am very happy with my decision.
mig888 beat me to this. Having a local office and a service truck would be a big asset. I don't know how much time you spend down there but it would be nice to trust someone to get service without babysitting. Invincible is in Miami so they aren't that far away either.

In terms of verado vs. yamaha there is a lot of opinions out there. It is pretty easy to get good yamaha service in the Keys so I would stick with yamaha. The F300s have a great reputation if you are thinking triples.
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IMO Sea Vee and Invincible have started to pull away from Yellowfin. I think they are really taking the finishes aspect to the next level. I have crawled on most of the Yellowfin models at the boat show but never had any warm or fuzzy feelings from the staff at the boat shows. The Invincible and Sea Vee crews have always been friendly towards me and have always answered questions without hesitation. I think they make good boats but it's almost like we're arguing between an S-Class Mercedes and a 7 Series BMW. Based on where I live IN and CV are both short rides to the factory. YF is a hike across the state. If I was purchasing new this would be a huge consideration for me for warranty work. I'm sure YF would be able to sublet the work and foot the bill but I would confirm that before you finalize your decision.

Obviously what suits my needs isn't going to necessarily suit yours but I highly recommend hitching a ride on all of your final choices. I haven't gotten a chance to ride a CV-Z yet but hope to very soon. Good luck!
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One more bit of information. I owned a 34' SeaVee just prior to moving into the 37'. Although I was obviously happy with the 340, the ride on the 370 in my opinion is much better than the 340. There is virtually no bow rise as compared to the 340 and the boat is smoother and dryer in rough water. If you are considering a 370, in my opinion, do not base your decision on the 340 as far as ride is concerned.
Bow rise on the 34 Sea Vee? Mine has very little…especially compared to a YF.
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