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2003 Pathfinder 23DV/2013 Yamaha F300 -- SOLD

Old 10-12-2015, 06:03 PM
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Default 2003 Pathfinder 23DV/2013 Yamaha F300 -- SOLD

Well folks the time has come to let my baby go. The boat itself needs no introduction. Most everyone knows just how incredible the Pathfinder DV is and it is, in my opinion, one of the absolute best 23' hardcore fishing machines ever built.

2003 Pathfinder 2300DV Kevlar model with Kevlar hatches
Fighting Lady Yellow Hull sides with White Bottom.
NO Bottom Paint! Kept on a storage rack inside of a barn.

23’6” length 8’ 6” width 21 Degree deadrise
Super wide flat gunnels
Rare Kevlar model-Built EXTRA STRONG!! VARIS construction (vacuum assisted resin infusion system)

2013 Yamaha F300 with 438 hours with factory warranty until 4/2016 and the YES warranty until 4/2018
New in 2009 Yamaha Digital gauges-Command Link gauges
New in 2009 Yamaha dedicated water pressure gauge
New in 2009 Yamaha Digital throttle assembly The boat had a 2009 Yamaha F250B, hence the older digital controls but newer engine.
Mercury Enertia 19" prop with Rubex hub for softer shifting.
New in 2009 Genuine Edson 13” aluminum steering wheel with Suicide turning knob
New in August 2009- Three (3) Odyssey Group 31 AGM Batteries. One for starting and the other two wired in parallel for one gigantic house bank. If you ever kill these at the sandbar, you'll have been there for a few days with every single thing on the boat turned on.
New in 2009 battery cables
New in 2009 Yamaha 10 Micron Fuel Filter Stainless steel head and Filter assembly
New in 2009 Sea Star Hydraulic Steering. Seals replaced a few months ago. Key West Style heavy duty T-Top with beefed up bars
New in 2009 T-Top Heavy duty white WEBLON canvass completely custom by WYCAP and installed by Bluewater towers in Boynton Beach, FL.
Removable aluminum backrest
Birdsall Marine rod holders on side of the console. Can comfortably fit 5 rods per side with room left for bait nets, kite rods, etc.
Custom Dual new cup holder assemblies welded on t-top
110 gallon aluminum fuel tank
New in 2009 Lumitec LED T-Top Red/White light
New in 2009 Lumitec LED Spreader Light Front and Rear of T-Top
New in 2009 LED Anchor Light Red LED under gunwale lights.
Blue underwater lights from Coastal Night Lights (scarabchris)
triple bait well pumps. Two 1100gph feed the 50 gallon livewell. One 800gph feeds the pitchbait wells. Livewell completely rebuilt by me last year. Painted blue and upgraded some to assist with overall efficiency in moving water. This thing holds a ton of bait and can do it all day long. I also have two stand pipes of different lengths if you don't want to carry a full well of water.
New in 2009 Gemlux stainless steel Sea Cocks- ¾”
New in 2009 Bronze dual Sea Cocks- 1 ½”
Bolsters all around with new vinyl less than a year ago.
Dual Pitch wells/livewells in transom
Rule 1500 auto/manual heavy duty bilge pump
LENCO electric trim tabs
Fresh Water wash down with pump-approximately 10-12 gallons
Saltwater washdown pump
Custom console enclosure with polycarbonate "glass".

Performance:
Cruises comfortably at anywhere from 30-34mph getting 2.6 to 3.0mpg depending on load. WOT is around 48, but I've seen 51 with a nice tailwind.

Electronics:
New in 2009 Garmin 5212 GPS Chartplotter
New in 2009 Furuno 585 Digital Depth Recorder
New in 2009 Garmin Digital 48 mile radar dome- Model 24HD
New in 2009 ICOM VHF with DSC
New in 2009 Airmar DUAL 1KW transducers (264SS wide in 200 khz and 50 khz)
New in 2009 Digital 8 foot VHF antenna with new stainless steel ratchet mount
New in 2015 Shakespeare 8 foot VHF antenna (planned on installing a second VHF, but never got around to it)
Sony head unit with USB/ipod controls
JL Audio M770 speakers up front under gunwales, in sides of console, and in the stern. The stern speakers no longer work and have been completely disconnected from the system and left there for the time being. Plans were to have custom starboard doors built to go in place of the speakers.
JL Audio MX650 speakers installed in 2015 under gunwales in rear.
JL Audio MHD600/4 Amplifier-This system is loud and clear.
New in 2009 Kristal Deep Drop/Kite rod Electrical Outlets- 2 in rear with Heavy duty 8 gauge marine grade wire and Blue Seas Systems circuit breakers
Front fish box has been customized with added insulation on the floor and in the lid. It'll hold a ton of fish.
Gigantic anchor locker swallows 600ft of rode, anchor, and anchor ball with room to spare for tackle bags, multiple cases of beer, or whatever else you can think of that you want off the deck.
Nonskid on the deck was redone less than a year ago. I still have over a half gallon of premixed nonskid gelcoat that will go with the boat. Easily enough to do the deck again at least once and/or do the nonskid on the gunwales.
Seadek helm pad with my boat name on it. Your choice if you want to keep it. It's obviously a personal item. Removing it would require just pulling it up. The adhesive is STRONG. Either replace it with another pad of your choice or sand the area and paint with the provided nonskid gelcoat.
Custom switch panels built by Viking panels.
Custom tackle storage built in leaning post. Leader holders, weight bins, etc.

NO TRAILER!

Located in Key West

She is an absolute fish killing machine and has caught everything from trout to tarpon and swords to marlin. I have taken this boat on countless multi-day trips to the Dry Tortugas and the incredible amount of storage will blow you away with how much gear you can pack away.

I have been pretty open and honest over the years that I've owned the boat here on The Hull Truth with various threads documenting different projects and such. A search will turn them all up for you.
I'm quite certain I'm forgetting stuff. The boat is used and fished hard. She's not showroom perfect, but she's pretty damn clean.

Any of you that pay attention to the DV know that I'm a HUGE fan of this boat. I really am sad that I'm selling, but a new opportunity has presented itself. My loss is your gain.

SOLD

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What's next? I know you've obsessed over this boat and babied it.
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Originally Posted by slow mocean View Post
What's next? I know you've obsessed over this boat and babied it.
new boat will be revealed once I take actual possession of it.

I've definitely obsessed over this boat and I've done my best to keep her fully functional and not turn to crap. There are rust stains that even ON/OFF won't get, there are gelcoat stains, there are gelcoat repairs that can be seen, there are chips and scratches here and there. She's a USED boat. Pure and simple. But she is one badass used boat!
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Hard to believe you are letting go. These Pathfinder DV's are one of the very best 23' hard core fishing machine. GLWS
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Obviously it's no secret that I love the Conch, but the market for them is crazy. Absolute junk goes for stupid high prices. I just can't justify that.

Honestly, the DV is sorta like a mini-conch in its deck layout and its commitment to one thing and one thing only -- catching fish.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
Ok fine. I'll tell you. The new boat is a Bayliner 180 bowrider.


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good luck with the sale!
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Wow, great boat!
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Bump for a great boat.. Good luck with the sale.. As for your new Bayliner well that won't make it to the fort..
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Good luck with the sale. Not many flush deck fishing machines in that category. Won't last long. But I am disappointed there won't be a Conch restoration
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Great Boat, GLWS!
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My father in-law is looking for a 23. I wish I could convince him on this but he's too cheep. GLWS this thing is set up perfect!
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The wiring in that console is sick, glws Corey!
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I still miss my 23DV

Super boat for fishing and having fun, so much storage and clever designs make it one of the best 23 CC out there.
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Is this an easy boat to dive/snorkel out of? Say 4 people max, 8 tanks.
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Bump for a clean rig glws

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