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Old 08-18-2014, 07:40 PM
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1997 25' SeaVee Center Console
1997 twin 200 hp counter rotating Yamaha Saltwater Series II outboards
  • Yamaha Fuel Management System
  • Tachometers
  • Stainless Yamaha props
  • Dual Racor fuel filters/water separators
Stainless trim tabs
Two fuel tanks -- 95 gallon and 80 gallon
Fresh water wash down
Custom Marine Concepts t-top:
  • 6 Birdsall Marine rod holders in center console (with tubes to flow water to the scuppers)
  • 4 rod holders on back of t-top
  • 2 kingfish rod holders on sides of t-top
  • Lee's OH277T outrigger bases
  • Shakespeare 7' antenna and stainless adjustable mount
  • 2 Sea Cure Marine nets for life jackets (under top) and bean bags (above top)
6 rod holders on gunwales for trolling
Leaning Post:
  • Removable backrest
  • Under seat storage
  • 4 rod holders
  • Wrap around grab rail
30 gallon in-floor live well
Electrical
  • Dual batteries
  • Dual Perko switches
  • Electrical outlets to power down riggers
Electronics (enclosed behind plexiglas housing)
  • Garmin 3206 Chartplotter
  • Furuno FCV 620 Sounder
  • Lowrance VHF
  • Fusion stereo with 4 speakers
Fortress FX-16 anchor, 6 feet of chain and 100 feet of anchor line
Custom black canvas covers for console and leaning post
South Florida Trailers aluminum dual axle trailer

Life jackets, bean bags, gaff, fighting belts, bumpers, tools, etc. in pictures are NOT included with the boat.

I purchased the boat from the original owner in Michigan in 2010. The boat has NOT been restored and the gel coat is original. It spent the first 13 years of its life in Northern Michigan salmon fishing or in storage. I have kept the boat in a covered slip or dry stack in the Galveston/Freeport, Texas area since then.

After I purchased the boat, I replaced the fuel lines, installed the dual Racor filter and separator system, replaced the pumps, updated the electronics, replaced the plexiglas electronics enclosure and added the t-top and six rod holders on the console and two more on the stern gunwales. Otherwise the boat is original condition.

I fish the boat regularly and it is a fishing machine. WOT the boat will do 53 mph and I usually cruise at 30 mph at around 3300 rpm. Only reason I am selling is because I am purchasing a larger boat.

Price: $35,000. Photos available at http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/4626066711.html.

Boat and trailer are located at Surfside Marina in Surfside Beach, Texas.
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Nice!!
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Very clean looking CV, how many hours on the motors?
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Yep that won't last long at all!
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I have put between 200 and 300 hours on the motors since purchasing the boat. I do not know how many hours the original owner put on the motors given that tachs in the boat at the time I purchased did not display hours. However, given that the boat was in Michigan with the short boating season and freshwater, the motors did not see much use and were and still are in great shape. I had the motors surveyed when I bought the boat and compression was great. Since owning the boat I have had the motors serviced annually by Yamaha certified mechanics. This year I have used the boat offshore several times and recently made a 75 mile run one way to the edge of the shelf out of Freeport, Texas, so the motors are humming.
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Shocked this one lasted throughout the night.

Very clean sled, looks in top shape. Good luck with the sale.

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I have two questions:

1, this is the model right before they started building the 260, right?

2, is there any difference in this 25 and the earlier 25s (like TomFls) aside from the raised cap? Are the specs the same?
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Originally Posted by TurnMeLooseFLKeys View Post
I have two questions:

1, this is the model right before they started building the 260, right?

2, is there any difference in this 25 and the earlier 25s (like TomFls) aside from the raised cap? Are the specs the same?
I might be able to help a bit on this, hopefully Saddle Blanket can clarify more if he knows anything additional.

The top cap adds what appears to be a few more inches of freeboard, which for some is a huge plus. I like the lines with it, it appears truer to the CV lines than the contender top cap.

Deck layout appears identical however it looks as if his in floor coffin box lid is insulated. A big plus. If he has 2 lockers midship ouboard of the console (can't quite tell from the pics) then the deck layout is identical.

This has 175 gallons of fuel capacity in two tanks. Mine is twin 65 gallon tanks.

Lastly, the console is different and appears more like the contender console. No front seat however open front access door and vertical rod holders on the side. Possibly slightly narrower than mine. I like it.

Overall the boat looks really clean. If I was in the market I wouldn't drag my feet on this and I mean it. The guy who steps up, takes action quickly and is willing to make a drive/flight from FL (I'm assuming it will sell here as this is the boat to have here if you're looking for an older hull) is going to have himself a very unique ride in what appears to be excellent condition.

Something like this doesn't come along often down here.
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Originally Posted by tomfl View Post
Something like this doesn't come along often down here.
X2.

I'd be all over it if I had the $ lined up.
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PM sent with my call back number, very interested!!

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Originally Posted by tomfl View Post
I might be able to help a bit on this, hopefully Saddle Blanket can clarify more if he knows anything additional.

The top cap adds what appears to be a few more inches of freeboard, which for some is a huge plus. I like the lines with it, it appears truer to the CV lines than the contender top cap.

Deck layout appears identical however it looks as if his in floor coffin box lid is insulated. A big plus. If he has 2 lockers midship ouboard of the console (can't quite tell from the pics) then the deck layout is identical.

This has 175 gallons of fuel capacity in two tanks. Mine is twin 65 gallon tanks.

Lastly, the console is different and appears more like the contender console. No front seat however open front access door and vertical rod holders on the side. Possibly slightly narrower than mine. I like it.

Overall the boat looks really clean. If I was in the market I wouldn't drag my feet on this and I mean it. The guy who steps up, takes action quickly and is willing to make a drive/flight from FL (I'm assuming it will sell here as this is the boat to have here if you're looking for an older hull) is going to have himself a very unique ride in what appears to be excellent condition.

Something like this doesn't come along often down here.
PMs replied to - have offer on boat and will follow up with others if buyer does not move quickly given level of interest.

Tom - appreciate the kind words. I really love this boat just stricken with the two footitis bug. I've done a bunch of research online but I am not sure when the top cap was introduced. I do think the "euro transom" 26 was developed around or shortly after this boat was built. Boat has 7 hatches in the floor in addition to the fish box - one up front for additional anchor line, two just in front of the console, two next to the leaning post and two on either side of the livewell. Not sure how this compares to other boats but that is how this one is laid out. BTW - fish box is one of the best things about this boat - really keeps ice well and holds a ton of ice and fish.
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Originally Posted by saddle blanket View Post
PMs replied to - have offer on boat and will follow up with others if buyer does not move quickly given level of interest.

Tom - appreciate the kind words. I really love this boat just stricken with the two footitis bug. I've done a bunch of research online but I am not sure when the top cap was introduced. I do think the "euro transom" 26 was developed around or shortly after this boat was built. Boat has 7 hatches in the floor in addition to the fish box - one up front for additional anchor line, two just in front of the console, two next to the leaning post and two on either side of the livewell. Not sure how this compares to other boats but that is how this one is laid out. BTW - fish box is one of the best things about this boat - really keeps ice well and holds a ton of ice and fish.
My hull is a 1995 and I have the same top cap. This boat maybe HItech (no wood) construction which mine isn't .if you call SeaVee with the HIN they will tell you! Love the console.
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Originally Posted by saddle blanket View Post
PMs replied to - have offer on boat and will follow up with others if buyer does not move quickly given level of interest.

Tom - appreciate the kind words. I really love this boat just stricken with the two footitis bug. I've done a bunch of research online but I am not sure when the top cap was introduced. I do think the "euro transom" 26 was developed around or shortly after this boat was built. Boat has 7 hatches in the floor in addition to the fish box - one up front for additional anchor line, two just in front of the console, two next to the leaning post and two on either side of the livewell. Not sure how this compares to other boats but that is how this one is laid out. BTW - fish box is one of the best things about this boat - really keeps ice well and holds a ton of ice and fish.
If you only step up 2' you're going to be disappointed, you'll need something much bigger in today's boats to get more room, fishability and storage unless that 2' means going to a conch.

My guess is you're going to regret selling this gem!

Best of luck with this sale, I'm sure it will sell quickly.

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Tom - hear your thoughts re: two feet is not worth it. Two footitis was a bit of an understatement. I am moving up to a Strike 29 which is really a 30-31 ft boat and almost three times the displacement of the SeaVee. It runs twin Cummins diesels. It has the center console configuration so that my son and I can run the boat without the need for a crew. An interesting side note is that the pricing on diesel boats is much more favorable given the current market preference for 30+ foot outboard powered center consoles. If you do not need to go more than 30 miles per hour offshore, which I could never do in the SeaVee anyway, a solid used diesel boat can be had at attractive prices.

Yes, I have reservations about selling the boat. It is a purpose built boat that does almost everything I want it to do. Really a great example of the elegance of simplicity. If I lived in the Keys or on the east coast of Florida I would absolutely keep the boat. My challenge is that to get to the edge of the continental shelf on the upper coast of Texas I need to run 75+ miles. While this boat can do that, it needs to be almost perfect conditions to make the run and that is pushing the edge of my comfort level with this boat.
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Someone is going to get a smoking deal
I guess I don't see the 17 year old carbed engines as a "smoking deal"....but I love the description of the boat, there are very few boats in the 25' class equal to the CV. But at 35K plus ~35K to repower now you're acually looking at 70K for a 17 year old 25' center console.

Please understand that I'm not trying to price bash, I wish the seller all the luck and hope he get's full asking, I'm just trying to wrap my head around the numbers. Good luck with the sale.
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35k buys a lot of fuel and oil. I'd run those engines till they blew up. The gelcoat looks immaculate and shines better than anything you'd see on a 5 year old proline type production boat. Plus it's got the shroud set up which is hard to find anymore.

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