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Old 02-12-2019, 05:49 PM
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So I am just getting the itch to move up in size from my 27 Southport (which is one of the best boats that size I have ever fished) and am leaning towards taking the leap to a stepped hull boat.

A Yellowfin does not have the creature comforts I am looking for, a sea hunter is too ugly in my personal opinion, the regulator is not stepped and too slow and heavy, contender is not my style, so this lands me at the Incencible.

The non stepped hull Southport 33 is the other boat in the running.

The reason I like the Invincible is speed. My current Southport toos out at 45 knots, and on calm days, I just want more. What I love about my Southport though, is it planes at 14 knots making it a very good high speed trolling boat and extremely level in very heavy seas.

So to my main question. My worry with the stepped Incencible is that it will not plane at speeds lower than 18 knots. Invincible tells me this is not the case due to their proprietary design, but do any of you have experience running this boat, especially slower in heavy seas? I fish out of Beaufort inlet NC where our runs our routinely 55 miles and it is rarely flat calm.

Any my other comments on the Incincivle 33 are greatly appreciated.
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I like the Invincible because it is a fishing machine. I would own one for sure over those other options. I'll be at boat show in Miami on thursday. I'll snap some pics.
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Since you in the area have you looked at a 33 Onslow bay? Fast and great ride. Great owner and customer service.
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x2 on the Onslow bay 33
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I like the Onslow bay too. My neighbor has one. The only issue there, is this boat will primarily be a fishing boat, but it also has to tote 3 kids and a wife in the summer. For the purpose, the Onslow Bay falls short. I walked their facility a while back, and they can’t provide the seating I am looking for right now.
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
Since you in the area have you looked at a 33 Onslow bay? Fast and great ride. Great owner and customer service.
thanks a bunch. I got on the 36 at the Raleigh boat show, but that’s kind of an apples to oranges comparison, and out of my price and size range.
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Originally Posted by pemorris View Post

thanks a bunch. I got on the 36 at the Raleigh boat show, but that’s kind of an apples to oranges comparison, and out of my price and size range.
Didn't know they made a 36. Thought it was 27, 33 and 41.

Guess they wont do any custom work for seating?
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
Didn't know they made a 36. Thought it was 27, 33 and 41.

Guess they wont do any custom work for seating?
it was an Invincible 36. And no, Onslow Bay won’t do custom seating.
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I have hundreds of hours on a 33 Invincible. What seating does it offer that the Onslow doesn't? Forward seating?
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I like the 33 Invincible a lot. In this size range I would probably choose it over anything.

However, you talk about creature comforts, and Contender does this very well. I have some time on a 32st and it planes off well al lower speeds and is very efficient with twin 300 Yamahas. Console was nicely finished inside with a head and sink/shower. And the forward seating was nicely done. What about a Contender is not your style?

Also, Seavee came out with a new 32 that looks to do the family side of things very well while still being a great fishing boat. I would give this a serious look if I were in your position.
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Anthem has had a few of the boats on your list. He might be a good person to ask. i doubt he will speak poorly about any of them however. Put the kids on bean bags and get the Onslow Bay.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
I have hundreds of hours on a 33 Invincible. What seating does it offer that the Onslow doesn't? Forward seating?
I am looking for forward seating, but not the horseshoe shape. I like the benches with storage on either side. I bluefin fish stand up a lot, and this allows my family seating, but let’s me be pinned to the bow in a harness under heavy drag.

Onslow Bay said they can do fold up benches, but that is not enough storage for what I am looking.
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Originally Posted by 305seahunter View Post
I like the 33 Invincible a lot. In this size range I would probably choose it over anything.

However, you talk about creature comforts, and Contender does this very well. I have some time on a 32st and it planes off well al lower speeds and is very efficient with twin 300 Yamahas. Console was nicely finished inside with a head and sink/shower. And the forward seating was nicely done. What about a Contender is not your style?

Also, Seavee came out with a new 32 that looks to do the family side of things very well while still being a great fishing boat. I would give this a serious look if I were in your position.
the no contender is just an aesthetics thing. I am from NC, so I like some flare and the slight break in the shear line of my Southport and that the
invinceble has (even though it is a FL produced boat)
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Sounds like the 33 SP then.... I don't think you can go wrong there.
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Originally Posted by 305seahunter View Post
I like the 33 Invincible a lot. In this size range I would probably choose it over anything.

However, you talk about creature comforts, and Contender does this very well. I have some time on a 32st and it planes off well al lower speeds and is very efficient with twin 300 Yamahas. Console was nicely finished inside with a head and sink/shower. And the forward seating was nicely done. What about a Contender is not your style?

Also, Seavee came out with a new 32 that looks to do the family side of things very well while still being a great fishing boat. I would give this a serious look if I were in your position.
the no contender is just an aesthetics thing. I am from NC, so I like some flare and the slight break in the shear line of my Southport and that the
invinceble has (even though it is a FL produced boat)
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Originally Posted by pemorris View Post

the no contender is just an aesthetics thing. I am from NC, so I like some flare and the slight break in the shear line of my Southport and that the
invinceble has (even though it is a FL produced boat)
Fair enough, I know they will do the seating you want that gives you bow access. But so will Invincible and Seavee. I would ride them all
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non-stepped Southport 33 sounds like the best option.
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Our 33 has the same hull bottom as the Invincible. If you use tabs you can get the boat to plane around 15 knots or so, possibly slower. The slowest I had one of our boats on plane was 14 knots but I was using almost all the tab I had. There is a gray area where the boat doesn't know if it wants to plane or fall back and thats around that 15-19 knot mark but thats only when not using tabs. Using no tabs at all, the plane speed is around 19-20 knots. Our hulls are heavier than the Invincible so their numbers to plane might be a little lower. The hull likes speed and the faster you go the better it feels.
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Agree with 305, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you dont look at the 32 seavee and onslow.
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Mag Bay boats are gorgeous! Rigging looks second to none.

Contender , Onslow, Invincible, Seavee, Mag Bay , Southport, On the Cheese and crackers scale from least to most.

I am guessing Intrepid doesn't have the looks you want, but it does have the cheese and crackers thing going on.

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