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Old 02-03-2021, 08:52 AM
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Good afternoon everyone. The last two years we have been fishing out of a CS DLV258, while it is a great boat, we were severely limited on the days that we were able to offshore. Sure we have been out 30 miles many times, but usually we ended up soaking wet and or beaten to death. Hell, one trip took us 3.5 hours just to get out.

So while dreaming of fishing during the cold weather we pulled the trigger on a "brand new" 2019 Steiger Craft 255DV Miami. We are currently in the process of doing a few customizations (Lighting, Storage, Fans, electronics, etc.)

We wanted a boat that we could fish inshore, but would handle our offshore waters better. We have not made it to the coast yet, but have had her out on one of the local lakes. Very easy boat to maneuver, and the pilot house is amazing in cold weather. It was 30 degrees out and snowing when we were at the lake. Had catfish and striper rods out, while we sat in the heated helm area. This will extend our fishing season considerably.

We are not speed demons, and prefer comfort, so the pilothouse should fit our needs perfectly.

Just curious if there are any other Steiger Craft owners in NC?
Old 02-03-2021, 08:56 AM
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Old 02-03-2021, 03:46 PM
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Beautiful boat! Excellent fishing platform.
Old 02-03-2021, 04:25 PM
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Thank you.

There is a ton of room in the cockpit, and the bow will be great for casting..

We are ready to get her out..

~Michael
Old 02-03-2021, 07:03 PM
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I have that same boat out here in California.
Ice blue hull, except I have Yamaha power.
I love it!

Beautiful!!

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Beautiful boat, welcome to the family
Old 02-03-2021, 10:38 PM
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Pretty Boat, I think you're really going to enjoy it.
Old 02-04-2021, 04:08 AM
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Thanks everyone.
Just a few finishing touches and she will be ready, now if the wind and weather would cooperate.

~Michael
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John Skinner, YouTube flounder fisher and Gulp! salesman, did a walk-through of their factory. I was impressed with the attention to detail they were giving each boat. I think he said they put 2 or 3 boats out the door a week. Depending on size and customer edits.
That is a nice looking boat you have. Love the cabin. Should give you plenty of protection and still let you get a good breeze through there.
And you can't beat that hull color!
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Thanks Striperk9!

We did a ton of research before purchasing.
I like that you can speak to the owner of the company, I like that they are a small company. Every boat has flaws, but so far it is hard to find many. (without having her out in seas).
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Beautiful rig. Have you happened to weigh it? Don't see too many of them around here. Know there is a 21 or 23 at Wacca Wache Marina in the dry stack, but only one I've seen.
Old 02-04-2021, 08:21 AM
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Have not weighed it, just know what the published weight is. 4,900 lbs.
We looked hard at Parkers and would have loved to have an NC made boat, but the Steiger just seemed like a better fit, and more commercial feeling.

It is hard getting used the the boats accent though, Hahaha

~Michael
Old 02-04-2021, 08:22 AM
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westbootie- how does yours handle rougher seas? We do not care about speed, just the ability to stay comfy and dry. What have you had yours out in?

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Have good luck with my 19'cc for 20 years.
People bullshit about the boat having a wood transom.
All these boat know-it-alls should try drill a hole through the transom.
That boat is overbuilt.
Good luck.
Old 02-04-2021, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandit125 View Post
westbootie- how does yours handle rougher seas? We do not care about speed, just the ability to stay comfy and dry. What have you had yours out in?

~Michael
well, my hours are limited on my new 255, but in my maiden voyage the weather was pretty rough and she handled fine.
I just wish I had a 300 hp. My 250 runs fine (close to 45 mph) but is just slower to get up on plane.
Several years back I had a 23 Miami that I put lots of hours on and it handled the weather beautifully. Even though it was a 19 vs 21 degree dead rise.
”They” say the 255 rides even better than the 23 and if that’s true, I’ll be a happy camper.
BTW, saw your comment regarding Parker’s.
I had a new 2520 in 2008 and the Steiger rides way better than the my Parker. I believe due to the helm possibly being a bit further back than in a Parker.
anyways, congratulation on the new boat! She’s a beauty!
love the second steering station. I wish I had one!
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Ive been out a half dozen times in my new boat and unfortunately this has been what the weather looks like ha ha


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Thanks for the reply.
I am glad we ended up with the 300.
Testing her out at the lake with three people, about 150 pounds of gear and 50 gallons of fuel, we got up to 48 mph. We did not push her all the way though, since engine is not fully broke in.

The second station is going to be great while fishing, I just have to figure out what to do about an mfd back there..
I hate to spend a crappie ton of money on another garmin when the current one will pair up to a tablet.. but finding a tablet viewable is direct sun may be challenging.

In the three years we have been offshore fishing, we have had two days calm like your photo,, 😆

We have become used to crap weather
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Beautiful boat, congrats! I picked up a 21DV Miami at this time last year and absolutely love it - perfect for the weather we experience in the northeast. If I move up, it will be to the 255DV. Enjoy!

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