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2012 Sea Hunt Gamefish 25' - $59500

Old 02-24-2016, 07:15 PM
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Default 2012 Sea Hunt Gamefish 25' - $59500

No affiliation, seems like a smoking deal for a 2012 25' Gamefish with a F300:

http://www.theboatyardinc.com/web/us...iana/28094912/
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:22 PM
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Way under priced. Someone is either going to get a great deal or there is something fishy with this deal. I see they have the fuel capacity listed incorrectly on the ad.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:27 PM
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It also made me raise an eyebrow. Hours are way low but I guess believable for a 3-year old boat.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:52 PM
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No electronics, 5 year old single engine........seems like a normal price.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TexasCub View Post
No electronics, 5 year old single engine........seems like a normal price.
Agreed !
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I see a few 2013 with twins in the same price range. Can't see this as a deal
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:10 AM
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84 hours on the motor though. It's brand new.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:14 AM
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That's average for that boat....
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:03 PM
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Hey y'all glad to see this on here. Help a fellow THT'r out! I am close to this boat about 30 minutes away talked to him this morning. Seems like a pretty straight up deal but I'll let you all know more when I look at it tomorrow. Have been looking at the 25 between 150 and 2660 Sailfish is for a long time and trying to make a deal on one very soon. Never thought about the single 300 on one of them and I know that's a big long debate that we could derail off into. Honestly I fish mostly in Lake Pontchartrain in the close close barrier islands off of the Biloxi marsh. I would actually use the Powerpole on this boat! I had a 07 Sea Hunt Triton/Gamefish for a time. Maybe one or two trips a year out of Venice snapper and AJ, less than 15 miles out. Its funny how with this boat I have stuck in my head that I have to have twins but on my 24 foot skeeter I would do all the same stuff with a single 300 and never thought twice about it. I see the comments above but I have been looking hard if anyone can find one with the twin 150 at this price please post it. I know there are few but they are sold I'm talking about an active listing.
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:07 PM
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If anyone could help me I'm also looking at sailfish 2660, or 2380 same boat, for that matter. There's been plenty of discussion about the 150's being just enough and the 250s too much. I was fortunate enough to look at one in Ocean Springs yesterday with a super honest guy who told me that it topped out at 41 with full fishing gear and ice and three men. I'm not sure about that. In a lot of the debate it was when the boats were purchased new in 15 K was in play, well now in the used market for an 06 or 07 they're all equal in price so what would you do? At roughly 300 pounds difference on the stern is it really the end of the world? If you had a big boy friend in the back would it really make the boats it more than an inch difference in the back and the scuppers take in water? Boat can get on a plane and run 30 with the single 250 in the other when trimmed up.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:02 AM
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Don't buy this boat without a serious test drive. These boats were made for twins. I drove a cape horn 24 with single 300 and the torque effect was bad. One tab up, one tab down to balance it out.

The prop has a lot to do with it. I'm just saying pay attention to the tabs WRT roll through the full range of RPMS. Boat weight (full, empty) is important too. Good luck.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:48 AM
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Thank you very much dxs217, very good point. Very good point. I am going to check it out today. One motor is fine with me as far as the safety aspect and such. But just this morning I was also thinking how long the shaft must be to be in the center of a deep V. I guess a 30" will work correctly. I am familiar with the Boat Yard, they are not big on sea trials, but I won't buy without one.
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:38 AM
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Any idea why this one one have more tourque twist than say all of these competion 25s, contender 23Ts, SeeVee 23's etc. rigged with a single? No questioning your excellent comment/first hand experience, I'm really trying to figure it out. My first thought was weight, but Competition 25 is 3,200 and the SH is 4,200.
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I don't really have a dog in this fight, but these were new on the lot in Jupiter for $63k in 2012. Time capsule? Then maybe not a bad deal.

Used to have a 24 with an F250. Wanted to upgrade to the 25. Never had a problem with Torque Twist on ours. SH is a nice heavy boat for the money, that's for sure.

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Pebblenoggin, so funny that you say that. You are so right. If you look in my sig, I bought a 2007 Sea Hunt Triton 240 with a F250 brand new in 2008 that was a 2007 leftover for 43K OTD. I sold it about a year and a half later for $38K, after adding GPS, radar, etc. Lost my butt. IF ONLY I HAD A CRYSTAL BALL! Sea Hunt then blew up in popularity and that same boat today new is what 60k? SHOOT, THE SAME BOAT I SOLD OVER 6 YEARS AGO STILL WILL BRING 38!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as such, when I bought mine, a SH 26 with twin F150s was 59,999 everywhere, and I see guys selling them on here almost 10 years later for close to the same price. Rarely happens with boats. I am looking for the next up-and-coming.
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This "increase" in value is true of many brands today. Boat prices across the board are extremely high and some are ridiculous.

My wife recently told me to handle our investments. Fine, i'm gonna buy a new boat.
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Price looks right. Boats usually have twins so that single is killing resale.
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Originally Posted by dxs217 View Post
This "increase" in value is true of many brands today. Boat prices across the board are extremely high and some are ridiculous.

My wife recently told me to handle our investments. Fine, i'm gonna buy a new boat.
You're correct, they're ridiculously high and my opinion is that it's driven by the types of "new-to-boating buyers" that finance boats long term and are getting low rates which increases the price of the boat they can afford. I see 14 year old center consoles with 1400 hours on the motors on this site with unbelievable price tags, I hope people aren't stupid enough to pay it. Once they get the boat, they'll likely find it's due for a replacement fuel tank in a year or two, a re-power in that timeframe, various fiberglass repairs, then they're at the price they could've purchased new.
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Originally Posted by Asnell9 View Post
Way under priced. Someone is either going to get a great deal or there is something fishy with this deal. I see they have the fuel capacity listed incorrectly on the ad.
Fuel capacity is 148 gallons. I also have a 25 Gamefish with a single 300.
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:26 AM
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captdz, how do you like the boat? Can you share ride and performance numbers with the 300? I am liking this boat more and more, I have been looking at 2007-2007 range Sea Hunts, Salifish, etc. with twin 150's and just not satisfied with what I see yet. I'm thinking I need something newer to satisfy me and the single is not a big deal for me, I don't offshore fish, fish Lake Pontchartrain, Mississippi Sound, maybe some close rigs on a good day. Mostly island hop.
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