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Old 11-11-2018, 05:06 AM
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Question Best Valued 22' CC?

Coming from an 18' Grady. My Grady has been fabulous and considering moving up to a newer GW 209.

However, I am also considering other brands and while we are at it, maybe moving up in size a even a little more while keeping to near new or even new.

Quality, ride, fish-ability, and layout are important to me and seems that the brands that resonate with what I am looking for outside of a used 209 Grady, include Tidewater, Sea Hunt, and Release boats. Maybe Sailfish too?

Any comments on those brands for a CC in the 22' size? Water I fish is VERY ROUGH and whatever I get must be happy with battling the waters of the Northeast. Yes, I'm that crazy guy out there 30 miles offshore in an 18' boat you see - please stop calling the coast guard - I'm fine.
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21 or 23 Regulator or something with a similar deadrise of 20-24 degrees.
Old 11-12-2018, 09:55 AM
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Check out the Robalo R222, for the money it is a great riding hull. Its not a regulator but its pretty heavy and has a 21 degree dead rise.Tidewater and sea hunt wont ride as well in rough water, the 23 sailfish rides well too
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Used Hydra-Sports 2200 CC.
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I love my '08 218 Sailfish with variable deadrise. Smooth and dry.
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Originally Posted by gf View Post
Used Hydra-Sports 2200 CC.

I have a 2012 22' Hydrasports Vector. It is a very capable boat. It's not for sale, but feel to PM and I can give you my number, if you want info.
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Are you stuck at 22'? Most lines really start making the "offshore" hulls at 23' and above.
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I went through the exact quest a few years ago. I didn't want a 25 because I wanted something a little easier for me and my wife. I then decided that I wanted a true 3 piece hull which IMO, was the best decision I ever made. Unfortunately that requirement eliminated most production boats but again...it was well worth it. It came down between the 23 Regulator and the 22 Competition. I ended up with the 22 Competition and couldn't be happier. I'm sure the Regulator would have been amazing also so you can't go wrong with either. The problem is that Manny stopped building the 22 Competition so you will have to find a used one or call Manny and beg.
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Pioneer 222 Sportfish is a great value especially used. Well-made and high quality with good fit and finish.
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Originally Posted by gf View Post
Used Hydra-Sports 2200 CC.



There just happens to be one in the boat classifieds for cheap with a yamaha 4s 225!
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I have a Robalo R222. Nice boat. My prior boat was a Cobia, also good riding boat. Both are good on waves 2 to 4 feet.
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A fish 218/220, arguably one of the best riding boats in its class. It's big for a 21 too.
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Are you looking new or used? What's your budget?
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
Are you looking new or used? What's your budget?
New or near new. Would love to find something between 40-60K. I realize the lower side of that will be not as new.

Really want to keep it to a single outboard and will be trailing it an hour each way to the ocean / lakes. Hence, I think 22 is about my limit. Bigger has a bigger weight jump, fuel use, etc. Would love a bigger boat 25 or greater but don't want the overhead right now. Heck, I am still undecided on moving up at all but will be going to the boat shows this year and if a deal is right, I want to have a narrow list of what I would consider.

Some interesting suggestions for different hulls on here too. Thanks everyone.
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Clearwater 2200.
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I'd investigate a Regulator 23 if I were you, hell of a boat and can be found in that 40-60k range.
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Whatever you buy, stay away from Yamaha four strokes that were built prior to 2008 or so. The complete exhaust corrodes away and is extremely costly to repair.

Because of a spine problem and other health issues, I may be selling my Robalo R222. It’s a new boat. I have only taken it out six times and has less than 22 hours. I took delivery of the boat on 8/30/2018. I special ordered it.

I added plenty of nice stuff to it and it is very nice. I always get compliments at the marinas. I have $75k into the boat. It has the best trailer, Garmin 942XS with the Garmin thru hull transducer, vhf with the best antenna. JL Audio speakers. Electronics box. T-top. Full transom fold away seat. And with a V-Max 250 SHO. I also spent $2,000 on the boat cover.

I live in Miami,FL. If you are interested, send me a private message.
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Originally Posted by Cobia206 View Post
Whatever you buy, stay away from Yamaha four strokes that were built prior to 2008 or so. The complete exhaust corrodes away and is extremely costly to repair.

Because of a spine problem and other health issues, I may be selling my Robalo R222. It’s a new boat. I have only taken it out six times and has less than 22 hours. I took delivery of the boat on 8/30/2018. I special ordered it.

I added plenty of nice stuff to it and it is very nice. I always get compliments at the marinas. I have $75k into the boat. It has the best trailer, Garmin 942XS with the Garmin thru hull transducer, vhf with the best antenna. JL Audio speakers. Electronics box. T-top. Full transom fold away seat. And with a V-Max 250 SHO. I also spent $2,000 on the boat cover.

I live in Miami,FL. If you are interested, send me a private message.
Lol this is kind of funny. Blanketly stating all Pre 2008 Yamahas are corroding is so false. It is/was a very small percentage of the motors. Just make sure to do an inspection

"It has the best trailer" "with the best antenna"
Must be the best boat
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An Inspection of the exhaust corrosion will require removal of the lower unit and a borescope. The motor that was more prone to the corrosion was the F225 and F250

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