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Old 05-07-2019, 06:28 AM
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Iím trying to find a decently price boat that will get me 60 miles off shore safely and efficiently where I donít have to worry to much about weather and running out of fuel. Right now I have a 20ft Ken craft but want bigger for friends and family runs. I will use this boat also for the family on running to the islands out of Mississippi . Anyone got some suggestions on boat brands in and sizes?
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:59 AM
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Whats your budget? There are plenty boats that will do what you want but budget will dictate size and year.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:45 AM
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Whats your budget? There are plenty boats that will do what you want but budget will dictate size and year.
hey rhino I will def need it under 100k.
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That's a very open ended question. Rhino is right....your budget will dictate what size boat you can afford. Your seamanship and how comfortable you are on the open ocean will dictate which boat you ultimately buy. The previous owner of my boat, '22' Sailfish CC w/ (1) Yamaha 150HP was comfortable going 70 miles to one of the platform off the Texas coast. He was comfortable doing that so a $25k (used price) boat was all he needed. Me....I wouldn't do that trek without (2) engines, so now we're looking at a $40k+ boat.

A search on Boat Trader for center consoles between $50k - $100k yields a bunch of nice dual purpose fish & Family rides with twins and trips. https://www.boattrader.com/search-re...t-Length:DESC/
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:19 AM
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OP will this boat be trailered or? Factor this in relative to your current tow vehicle - half ton trucks drag 25 SH's without issue but will vomit at the site of a 26 Reg.

100K puts you into a kick ass used 3 pc fish killer or a new 24' - 25' 2 pc'er from any number of manufactures....need to figure out what you want.
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I would look at the Latitude 25. Get twin 150's, and you have a great MS offshore rig that will probably draft enough to anchor close to the islands with the family.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:37 AM
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If you are looking for a good hull that can fish both offshore and inshore, the 26í Twin Vee gives lots of options if you are primarily looking for a fishing boat. I have an older model cc (2006) and love it.
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If you are looking for a good hull that can fish both offshore and inshore, the 26í Twin Vee gives lots of options if you are primarily looking for a fishing boat. I have an older model cc (2006) and love it.
I was actually looking at a Twin Vee but how far can you go safely with the fuel capacity?
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Originally Posted by _TidewateR_ View Post
I would look at the Latitude 25. Get twin 150's, and you have a great MS offshore rig that will probably draft enough to anchor close to the islands with the family.
thank you I will look those up. Have t seen that brand before
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Originally Posted by HTJ View Post
OP will this boat be trailered or? Factor this in relative to your current tow vehicle - half ton trucks drag 25 SH's without issue but will vomit at the site of a 26 Reg.

100K puts you into a kick ass used 3 pc fish killer or a new 24' - 25' 2 pc'er from any number of manufactures....need to figure out what you want.
thank you. I trying to get a good idea of what kind of boats I need to be looking at. And I know Iíll need to buy a new truck also . Iím driving a Tacoma . I works but itís striggles on the interstate .
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Older 26 foot twin vee's carry 120 gallons. 120 gallons @ 1.8 mpg = 216 miles You can go grouper fishing snapper fishing etc comfortably with that range. Running to Ram Powell from MS is to far..... There is a calcutta 26 for sale in the boat section that has the range to go Tuna fishing and is a very nice boat. It is in your price range. You can also get a brand new Twin vee 24 in that price range. It is a very nice boat with good range also. Heck you can get a brand new 26 Twin Vee in that range also
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As a fellow Mississippian, start the search local. Sea Cat Boats are made in Biloxi. I have not been on one but they are supposedly designed for what we do on the Mississippi coast which is islands often, some inshore and nearshore days plus the ability to run to the shelf when the seas lay. It may be out of the price range but a free test drive would give you a starting point for what you like or don't. https://www.seacatboats.com/
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Older Bertram, Newer Cape Horn, Glacer Bay...and sea tow up to date....
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Twin Vee 26 View Post
Older 26 foot twin vee's....

Rumor has it you can run all the way to Thunderhorse....... just in time to get swallowed up in thunderstorms, or so I hear
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"....where I don’t have to worry too much about weather "

This is very subjective.
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Originally Posted by melnic View Post
"....where I donít have to worry too much about weather "

This is very subjective.
In my 40 years of going offshore.....you'll run out of "want to be here in these conditions" long before you run out of boat.

Yeah subjective to the bone
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120gal correct on TV 26. Iíve done overnight trips several times at Mars and Thorse but we bring 60gal extra fuel. During most months range is plenty for tuna. Looking to move up next year, but boat has done its job for sure and is in that ďeconomicalĒ range you mentioned. 45k would get you one with newer engines.
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If going fast or having a trailer is not a big deal you can get alot more boat with total comfort for the family going with a larger boat. The go fast trailer boat market has pushed the prices of used yachts down. You could pick up a 40-50' Hatteras, Bertram or Post for 50-80K in good shape. Air conditioning, head, cable TV and a full galley make it comfortable for everyone and the range of these boats is excellent in any sea if you cruise at hull speed.
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Originally Posted by briankinley2004 View Post
If going fast or having a trailer is not a big deal you can get alot more boat with total comfort for the family going with a larger boat. The go fast trailer boat market has pushed the prices of used yachts down. You could pick up a 40-50' Hatteras, Bertram or Post for 50-80K in good shape. Air conditioning, head, cable TV and a full galley make it comfortable for everyone and the range of these boats is excellent in any sea if you cruise at hull speed.
From a 20' CC to a ragged out 50' sportie? What am I missing here? Serious? You Must be kidding.
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From a 20' CC to a ragged out 50' sportie? What am I missing here? Serious? You Must be kidding.
You can definitely find some lower price 80s-90s sporties with recent rebuilds in that price range. But I think cost of upkeep and a place to keep it would weigh heavy on that decision.

For 100k, there are plenty of somewhat new options for a twin engine offshore boat in the 26-28ft range. And some of the 26's can be pulled by a 1/2 ton, and save the added cost of jumping straight to a diesel.

Off the top of my head I would look at the following that you can find newer for a pretty reasonable price but may not be the nicest fit and finish as some of the higher ends: Cobia, Cape Horn, Sailfish, and maybe Robalo. The list is endless though, so best bet is just digging around on Boat Trader until you find the layout you like.
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