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Old 07-23-2020, 06:10 PM
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Default Seafox 288 commander vs Seahunt 27 game fish, or 275 ultra

Would love any and all opinions. This is my first big boat purchase over 100k in my life.
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Got to ask- are you set on one of those 3 boats? I was in your position a few years ago and learned some valuable lessons.
Old 07-23-2020, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric Minnis View Post
Got to ask- are you set on one of those 3 boats? I was in your position a few years ago and learned some valuable lessons.

Ok you're gonna have to dish on those lessons...
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I have said it a million times before and I will day it again... 100k goes a long way in the used market towards and upper tier boat.

hint: none of the boats you listed are considered upper tier.

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I am not set on any of these 3. That is why I posted. I am very torn. I am a single father and take my mother out also when I donít have my son and have a few friends so I want family/fun/fishing. Almost in that order.
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Unfortunately, EvanP220 is right and I learned it the expensive way.
At a minimum, take some time and look at some quality 3 piece boats and compare them to the 2 piece boats like the ones on your list. I am absolutely not knocking them. Many look great and have nice features but the build quality just canít be compared to regulator, contender, seavee, onslow, yellowfin, southport, etc.
The budget you mention puts you in a position to get a gently used upper tier boat that will last so much longer. Again- not knocking the brands you mention- just take the time before you spend hard earned money and shop some of the 3 piece boats.
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If you see any I should look at please let me know. I am open to any and everything. I am a complete Novice. I want my mom and son to have a good time and be safe on my boat.
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If ever around Beaufort, NC Iíd be happy to show you a few things to look out for when shopping. I was exactly where you are a few years ago.
Iím no expert but happy to share what we learned.
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I really like the see through live well of the seafox, and the twin 300 Yamahas. It seems like the contender, regulator, yellowfin is living on their reputation? Maybe I am wrong? I just feel like a 28ft boat with twin 300ís is a deal at just over 150K?
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have you ever ridden on a contender, regulator, yellowfin, onslow bay, etc? your opinion of them "living on reputation" will change, they really are the top of the game for center consoles. you can get clear live well lids on damn near every boat btw.

buy once cry once is what I say. you buy a seafox you're gonna cry a lot more than once. the 27 seahunt gamefish would be my choice if you're hell bent on one of the boats you listed. Mainly just for resale, it'll sell faster than the other ones and bring a higher premium.
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Originally Posted by Wesmac52 View Post
I am not set on any of these 3. That is why I posted. I am very torn. I am a single father and take my mother out also when I donít have my son and have a few friends so I want family/fun/fishing. Almost in that order.
Sea Hunt Ultra 275 with twin 250ís.

If fishing was first and family was last, then maybe look at the Gamefish models or 3 piece boats / Contender etc.

Iím on my 3rd Sea Hunt, went from two UltraĎa to a Gamefish.

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I would take seafox off you list completely if you value resale.
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Having had the chance to run fast in some less than ideal conditions while chartering on an Onslow Bay and a Cape Horn, I'd agree with the above. When both motors come out of the water, the landing will show you the difference. The higher end boats just feel so solid.
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Does everyone agree that Seahunt will have better resale than seafox? Seafox boats just look so nice now.
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In order, fun, family and fishing ? I would be looking at a Dual Console boat. Not a CC. I know I will get flak for this from hard core fishing types but all I ask is you get on both and then decide. Go to Anglers Marine in Supply, just down the road from Ocean Isle. Good people. They have a good selection of both that you can see side by side.
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Originally Posted by Wesmac52 View Post
Does everyone agree that Seahunt will have better resale than seafox? Seafox boats just look so nice now.
Definitely. The biggest thing to know about seafox is that they used to be complete garbage....and that reputation is stuck on them. Resale suffers accordingly.

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In order, fun, family and fishing ? I would be looking at a Dual Console boat. Not a CC. I know I will get flak for this from hard core fishing types but all I ask is you get on both and then decide. Go to Anglers Marine in Supply, just down the road from Ocean Isle. Good people. They have a good selection of both that you can see side by side.
Agree with this 100%
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A 25 foot Seacat (or similar World Cat) will have a better ride than all three you posted and probably every other boat mentioned in this thread. Anyone who says otherwise is just jealous.
Just ride one if you don't believe it. EZ2CY.
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I am at about 150k for new 2021 Seahunt 275 ultra with twin 250ís and And 170k for 2021 seafox 288 commander with twin 300ís. I am super torn. I have narrowed it to these two boats.
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Originally Posted by KevinNC View Post
Having had the chance to run fast in some less than ideal conditions while chartering on an Onslow Bay and a Cape Horn, I'd agree with the above. When both motors come out of the water, the landing will show you the difference. The higher end boats just feel so solid.
Not to derail the thread but what size Onslow and Horn did you ride on? I know Onslow is too of the line but wondering how it compared to the Cape Horn.
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OP, not trying to derail your thoughts, but here's an example of what you can get for less money (or the same money) and have a much better boat with better resale.

Repower this with new 300s and you'll be in the $140k range..
2004 Contender 31 Open

Another option...
2009 Contender 33/35st

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-s...r-36-open.html

FS: 2007 Contender 28S

FS: 2017 Regulator 28

Just something to think about. It would keep you from taking a beating on depreciation when you pull the new one off the lot.
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