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Old 05-16-2017, 01:42 PM
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So I've been a bit of a lurker over the past few years trying to find a nice used Contender, SeaVee, or comparable style center console. Seems as though the ones that I do find go for more than what I believe they are valued at. My frustration ran high... until...

A coworker mentioned to me about an Ocean Runner 29. Never heard of them, so did some research and found a few guys on here doing some builds. I haven't heard anything negative about them other than Carlos (owner) not having a computer and not being the best at calling back, which I can deal with. For the price I was going to pay to buy a 2000-2001 Contender 27, strip it down, repower, new fuel tanks, rewire, new electronics, paint, etc, I would have spent much more than what this Ocean Runner was going to run me, and I'd still have a used 17 year old boat. So with that said, I decided to dig a little hard into Ocean Runner boats.

I also struck a conversation with Tommy (NeverEasy) on here since he just picked his up. Based off all the positive feedback he provided, we opted to head to Naples, FL to meet with Frankie to do a seatrial on his 2016. Wife and I fell in love. Drove straight back to Fort Lauderdale, called Brian (Ocean Runners Broker) and told him to get the paperwork rolling.

I met with Carlos Monday (5/15/17) and he gave me a quick tour of the grounds. I found him to be extremely accommodating and polite. He answered any and all questions I had. They had multiple boats from different stages of the build process, so we got to see quite a bit of how well they put them together.

A check was given and we are now part of the family. Our estimated time to delivery is 40 weeks, which we were willing to accept. Heck we've waited this long, why not?

We still have time to pick out our options, but as of right now, this is what we've come up with.

-Hull Color: Whisper Gray with matching under the hard top
-White rub rail
-White powder coated T-Top, Leaning post, etc
-Flat Deck
-Matching combing pads
-LED lighting package

Things we are certain we are doing but we have PLENTY of time to firm up
-Dual Garmin 7612
-Garmin Fantom 18
-Transducer TBD (I'm seeking input on these as I am pretty green with this stuff)
-All JL Audio sound (still working on speaker sizes and placement)
-Twin Mercury Verado 300 (thats the plan for now)

I am on the fence about a windlass and the coffin box.

Pretty basic information for now, but I am sure once they start casting the mold sometime later this year, we will be updating this thread more often.

Please feel free to express ideas. This is our first new build and first offshore boat. I came mainly from freshwater so this is a new venture for us.

Anyhow... we appreciate the members of this forum for their help in our decision!
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:58 PM
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Congrats Robbie!

Just a thought on your electronics. Not sure twin Garmin 7612 will fit across the console. You will need to double check, you have plenty of time though. Carlos can also modify the console to make sure it fits.

Drain the fish box overboard instead of in hull. Just my opinion, I would have if I had thought of it in time. I also added two more floor storage compartments on each side of console. If wanted you can add two more in the very rear.

Sounds great! Boy Carlos has sure picked up some new customers these last couple months. 40 week lead time. That's great for him, he really is a very nice guy. Like we all say, just needs a office manager for the phone calls.

Stay in touch.
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:06 PM
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why no 350's? From what i recall they are actually more efficient unless Mercury has trickled down the efficiency upgrades from the 350's to other hp verados.... anyone have any idea?

There is one in the naples area and it FLIES nice looking boat!
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Hull only rated for 600 HP! I tried to get Carlos to put rated 700 HP on mine so I could put 350,s on it. He said no due to his insurance reasons.
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thats what i figured lol. sick setup btw
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Congrats, those 29 are nice boats. I wish that Carlos could incorporate forward seating (for the family) as an option.
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He has forward seating as an option! Just the fold up and down forward seating though. Not the glassed in ones with storage. But I'm sure he will do that for you if you insisted it be done. He is very accommodating to everyone's needs.
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It's always easy to spend someone else's money...lol

I would def do the coffin box
even with in-floor fish boxes, it's a place to store additional ice, or use as dry storage for long trips like crossing to the Bahamas
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He has forward seating as an option! Just the fold up and down forward seating though. Not the glassed in ones with storage. But I'm sure he will do that for you if you insisted it be done. He is very accommodating to everyone's needs.
Good to know, I'm still a couple of years away to jump but really like these custom boats. Yours look very nice.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:35 PM
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Wife voted down the coffin box tonite. I have to agree. Takes up a lot of room if we decide to throw a bunch of bean bag chairs up there.

I can't imagine twin 350s. That thing must be incredibly fast.
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Can't wait to see it come together. These boats have nice lines and I walked all over them at a show a couple years ago. Good to see they are busy..... sorry you have to wait 40 weeks tho!
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Congrats The Yeti! We put in our deposit for one in late March. I don't think it will go in the mold until late June...if I'm lucky.


I just went on a 340 mile round trip with a friend who owns a 2016 29' with twin 300 yamahas in NASTY seas. We burned 220 gallons with 4 people on board, 3 livewells full, 300# ice, 315 gallons of fuel, 8 cases of beer and other gear. I was more than impressed with the fuel burn given how rough it was. The boat rode as good as can be expected for a 29' but that being said when every other wave is white capping, no 29' boats ride "good." Overall, I was very impressed with the strength and layout of the boat. The front two hatches on port and starboard are virtually useless except for cast net storage but the fish box is ENORMOUS which is what I need. Also, the two rear hatches are pretty good size. We fished the following day with the boat light (no livewells, only 80 gallons fuel, 4 guys, 200# ice) and were easily able to achieve 2.0+mpg at mid 30's mph.


We cant wait to get our boat and plan to fill up the nearly 300 GALLON fish box on the first trip!
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Put picture of your grouper y'all caught Ray!

When we spoke, I did not know you got mid 30s at 2 mpg. Do you remember what props he is turning?
Did he say top speed at wot?

I guess with the yams my Mercs would be different. Just curios what pitch he has
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Put picture of your grouper y'all caught Ray!

When we spoke, I did not know you got mid 30s at 2 mpg. Do you remember what props he is turning?
Did he say top speed at wot?

I guess with the yams my Mercs would be different. Just curios what pitch he has

Tommy, I am having trouble with pics right now, I will forward to your phone if you can post. Dan just sent me a pic of the instruments. We were going 30.1knts (34.6 mph) burning 16.9 gph at 3400 RPM's and he is turning 21-TL-15 props
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Put picture of your grouper y'all caught Ray!

When we spoke, I did not know you got mid 30s at 2 mpg. Do you remember what props he is turning?
Did he say top speed at wot?

I guess with the yams my Mercs would be different. Just curios what pitch he has

Tommy, I am having trouble with pics right now, I will forward to your phone if you can post. Dan just sent me a pic of the instruments. We were going 30.1knts (34.6 mph) burning 16.9 gph at 3400 RPM's and he is turning 21-TL-15 props.


Also, we didn't open up the throttle but I think we saw like 46 knts which I thought wasn't very impressive but like I said, that was not trimmed out, etc. Dan said he saw 61knts light and by himself trimmed out...
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Im impressed with all, except top speed but understand no trim makes a huge difference
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Originally Posted by redfishray View Post
Congrats The Yeti! We put in our deposit for one in late March. I don't think it will go in the mold until late June...if I'm lucky.


I just went on a 340 mile round trip with a friend who owns a 2016 29' with twin 300 yamahas in NASTY seas. We burned 220 gallons with 4 people on board, 3 livewells full, 300# ice, 315 gallons of fuel, 8 cases of beer and other gear. I was more than impressed with the fuel burn given how rough it was. The boat rode as good as can be expected for a 29' but that being said when every other wave is white capping, no 29' boats ride "good." Overall, I was very impressed with the strength and layout of the boat. The front two hatches on port and starboard are virtually useless except for cast net storage but the fish box is ENORMOUS which is what I need. Also, the two rear hatches are pretty good size. We fished the following day with the boat light (no livewells, only 80 gallons fuel, 4 guys, 200# ice) and were easily able to achieve 2.0+mpg at mid 30's mph.


We cant wait to get our boat and plan to fill up the nearly 300 GALLON fish box on the first trip!


Say Bra I better be on that trip - Congrats
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Congrats The Yeti! We put in our deposit for one in late March. I don't think it will go in the mold until late June...if I'm lucky.


I just went on a 340 mile round trip with a friend who owns a 2016 29' with twin 300 yamahas in NASTY seas. We burned 220 gallons with 4 people on board, 3 livewells full, 300# ice, 315 gallons of fuel, 8 cases of beer and other gear. I was more than impressed with the fuel burn given how rough it was. The boat rode as good as can be expected for a 29' but that being said when every other wave is white capping, no 29' boats ride "good." Overall, I was very impressed with the strength and layout of the boat. The front two hatches on port and starboard are virtually useless except for cast net storage but the fish box is ENORMOUS which is what I need. Also, the two rear hatches are pretty good size. We fished the following day with the boat light (no livewells, only 80 gallons fuel, 4 guys, 200# ice) and were easily able to achieve 2.0+mpg at mid 30's mph.


We cant wait to get our boat and plan to fill up the nearly 300 GALLON fish box on the first trip!

Thanks Brother! We appreciate it. I've heard some gripes about the front hatches. Funny because I asked Carlos if they can be made bigger and didn't really get anywhere. But its all good.

Better make another Ocean Runner thread when yours gets started for sure.

Thinking out loud... I wonder if they can do one of those newer leaning posts with the cooler that goes under it, sorta slides out when you need it, and has a storage compartment above it. Maybe I'll ask Carlos as it gets closer to our time in the mold.
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Thanks Brother! We appreciate it. I've heard some gripes about the front hatches. Funny because I asked Carlos if they can be made bigger and didn't really get anywhere. But its all good.

Better make another Ocean Runner thread when yours gets started for sure.

Thinking out loud... I wonder if they can do one of those newer leaning posts with the cooler that goes under it, sorta slides out when you need it, and has a storage compartment above it. Maybe I'll ask Carlos as it gets closer to our time in the mold.
I will start a thread when the build begins. Sorry to post so much on yours. I like the idea of the ice chest under the console. I'm sure Carlos would put whatever you want if you can find something.
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What's the cost of a 29 island runner with twin evo 3 10 inch monitors, halo 4 radar, s5100 sounder, 2x 1 KW transducers, speakers, and 600HP Suzuki?

Rigged with tons of rod holders, 6 swivel rod holders and that huge 1200qt fishbox upfront.
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