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Old 06-18-2018, 04:26 PM
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Default Suggestions for non-fishing CC

Looking for a center console 23-28 ft. that is more slanted to cruising features over fishing.
Don't need bait wells, rocket launchers, etc.
But would like a stand up head and
side door (for easy of exit to beach or dock).
Good storage for ice chest and possible a grill.
Would like it to be tops in fit and finish.
Have a decent transom
area (platform) for entry/exit for swimming/ diving.
Extended/ retractable sun top.
Use would be used in Long Island Sound area- no ocean trips.
(Have rented CC and DC before, but we seem to prefer the CC. Like to stand when piloting.)

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Budget ? Your first boat ?
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:49 PM
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Budget would be about $150K.
Not first boat, but been a while-
Had 14' Lyman and 27' Chris Craft Cavalier (single engine)- own nothing now.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:34 AM
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No pilot house?
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The Scout LXF models sound like exactly what you are wanting. They can be optioned up for a great fishing boat, but most are aimed at creature comforts too. Don't discount a transom livewell...can make a great cooler for an evening cruise.
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Originally Posted by ToothDoc1114 View Post
The Scout LXF models sound like exactly what you are wanting. They can be optioned up for a great fishing boat, but most are aimed at creature comforts too. Don't discount a transom livewell...can make a great cooler for an evening cruise.
That's what I was going to post.

I just got back from a trip on a 32' LXF. LOTS of creature comforts and a huge head area.

Not sure what the sub 30's are selling for though.
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Sea Hunt Ultra SE line may be close to what you're looking for...
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Originally Posted by ToothDoc1114 View Post
The Scout LXF models sound like exactly what you are wanting. They can be optioned up for a great fishing boat, but most are aimed at creature comforts too. Don't discount a transom livewell...can make a great cooler for an evening cruise.
X2 on the Scout. Also look at the Chris-Craft Catalina series, they are really sweet. https://www.chriscraft.com/models/ca...s/catalina-30/
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I'll jump on the Scout bandwagon myself, having owned one. They truly have some of the best creature comforts and layouts in the business, catering to folks who want a CC where fishing is low on the list of priorities. They also have spectacular lines. $150K should get you into a slightly used 275LXF.
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I've taken an old jonboat to sandbar, CC's look cooler though, something about pulling a $200.00 boat up next to a $200,000 boat, sand equalizes all!
Best of luck in your choosing!
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Dusky 26 XL....check it out
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I was on a friends Nortech 390 last year and that thing was sweet.
Can’t imagine there are many boats better for sandbar cocktail parties...
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Check out the new Cobia models, their website: Boats - Cobia Boats
The website is very easy to use and price a boat to your specs. Same company that builds Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and the Cobia boats have an excellent fit and finish, lots of innovative options to set them up for cruising.
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Why not look at a dual console for what you want to do? The Pursuit, Sailfish, Parker are all set up extremely nice with more comfort than any CC can have and still easy to get from bow to stern without walking up on a raised deck or around a cabin. The Parker 25 dual console is really nice, even for sine pretty serious fishing, in comfort
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