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Old 03-14-2019, 08:38 PM
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I am considering purchasing a Sea Hunt 235 Ultra. I would appreciate feedback on the quality of the hull and hardware workmanship.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:41 PM
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use the search function. the quality of sea hunts have been discussed ad nauseum
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:19 PM
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Just don’t cross any 2’ wakes at or around 30 mph.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:22 PM
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Why? What happens?
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:26 PM
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Why? What happens?
the guy here tried to keep the brand sea hunt on the low but tht detectives caught on lol

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating...l-failure.html
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:16 PM
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I owned a 2017 SH Ultra 235SE, bought new. Had no problems with the boat when I owned it. Decent quality for the price. SH sells a ton of these boats. Must be doing something right.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:59 PM
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The following are firsthand experiences/observations

1. Fuel filter hidden in impossible location for routine changes. Not sure what they were thinking.

2. Bilge pump mounted directly below fuel filter. I don't think this meets any acceptable standard. Access to bilge pump for replacement is almost impossible.

3. Deck plate over fuel tank level sender doesn't line up. I mean like, it's so far off you can't even lift the sender out of the tank.

4. T-top electronics box fills with water when it rains.

5. Pop up cleats drain into bilge.

6. Any space below deck level became absolutely LOADED with mildew and mold.

7. 1" gap all the way around top of livewell. When full and underway, splashes over the top, runs back and fills the center console. total hack job.

Ride is okay, layout is fantastic. Overall impression is that they are a massed produced cookie cutter boat made to sell at a certain price point with little regards given to fit and finish or maintenance. Way overpriced for what they are.

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Wow, what would you receive in terms of a similar size and price boat? Do you know anything about sportsman?
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The boat market is overpriced in general. The SH has its quirks but overall good. As mentioned above they sell so many boats for a reason. They will stand behind their product as well. I am sure you will find similar but different issues in the same price point. Its Ford vs Chevy. I almost bought that boat but opted for a less expensive model but I would definitely buy SH again and a upgrade to a 235 if I could right now. Whatever you do DON'T buy the white vinyl. Huge issue with pinking.
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Originally Posted by leoaa777 View Post


the guy here tried to keep the brand sea hunt on the low but tht detectives caught on lol

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating...l-failure.html
Wow! Ready for the rest of the story..!?
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:49 PM
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Lot of good information in this thread.

Sea Hunt Boats - How's the quality these days?





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Check out the Sea Hunt owners group on FB. Any 'real' issues would be discussed there in detail among the owners. As a first hand owner, I can tell you that they are great boats and for for the money, hard to beat. I own several of them.
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Originally Posted by smlfishing View Post
Check out the Sea Hunt owners group on FB. Any 'real' issues would be discussed there in detail among the owners. As a first hand owner, I can tell you that they are great boats and for for the money, hard to beat. I own several of them.
There was a thread posted here about a SH GF that had some major issues. Was that posted on the FB owners page?
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:44 AM
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In that size range check out the Reef Runner 230CC
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Originally Posted by 4020guy View Post
1. Fuel filter hidden in impossible location for routine changes. Not sure what they were thinking.

2. Bilge pump mounted directly below fuel filter. I don't think this meets any acceptable standard. Access to bilge pump for replacement is almost impossible.

6. Any space below deck level became absolutely LOADED with mildew and mold.
I've spent some time on a 245 Ultra. Overall, it seems like a decent boat as far as ride quality. I did notice the things noted above. Also, the upholstery / cushions aren't the bet I've seen.
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:21 AM
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I've spent some time on a 245 Ultra. Overall, it seems like a decent boat as far as ride quality. I did notice the things noted above. Also, the upholstery / cushions aren't the bet I've seen.
Never heard of the 245 Ultra?
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The 235 Ultra SE one of my good friends owned was a good boat for hanging out in the harbor and further inshore. We had a lot of fun on that boat but it definitely had a lot of quality issues. The boat was extremely lightly used and still had stress cracking in many places. Of course SH said this was “normal” The access to everything is terrible and for some reason mold was a major issue. Fun boat to run around in on the right waters. Definitely not a fishing boat. I would never own a SH of any size personally.
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Originally Posted by Playn Hooky View Post
Never heard of the 245 Ultra?
Sorry, it's an "Edge". Looks like this https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/201...ource=enhanced listing
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