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Old 09-04-2020, 03:32 PM
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Guys I am looking to upgrade from my 23' Maycraft Cape Classic (that I love) to a tower boat 25-27'. Something still tow-able but can handle bigger water.....generally looking for Cobia, drum and rockfish . Budget is roughly 100K open to suggestions!
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Judge 265cc has been a popular tower boat in recent years due to the lower deadrise/stability. You likely wont want a tower on a deep v that has a trailerable beam in the size class you are looking. The variable degree deadrise and nearly 3:1 length to beam ratio allows her to perform nicely in big water too. Boat comes standard with things like spray rails (making it one of the driest boats on the water), optimus steering and ZipWake auto trim tab system that makes the boat perform very well.. However even factory direct, you are probably in the $120k range with a tower. Email info@judgeyachts.com for a full price sheet.

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Wow I did not even think about a Judge
Thanks for the suggestion I would stretch the budget for that ride!
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If you trailer a lot you might look for a second station that is incorporated into the t top. Fold downs work well too but you have to fold them down every time you trailer.
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Get a pair custom, you can get a deep v or modified v with full tower or half tower and a trailer well within your budget
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I'd look at Parker.
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No affiliation but just about a perfect choice

https://www.daremarina.com/boats-for...ginia-7559894/
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Originally Posted by mikeeb18 View Post
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https://www.daremarina.com/boats-for...ginia-7559894/
Pretty much. And the LOA on those things are impressive. It's a big boat, probably 31' with a decent beam.
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Originally Posted by Pavethebay84 View Post
Get a pair custom, you can get a deep v or modified v with full tower or half tower and a trailer well within your budget
I just visited their factory in Washington NC on Friday. I was so impressed with the build quality, ride quality, and competitive price, that it really made my new boat decision much more difficult than I thought it would. I sold my Canyon Bay 24H last week, and was planning on building a CB 28. After my visit, the ability to have a locally built boat with all of the features that I want, and without things that I don't want, (read - no forward seating, completely level deck, tower, great performance with a single 350hp) and the fact that the owner Brian took the time to show us around, answer all of our questions, then trailer a boat 15 minutes away for a sea trial, really impressed me. I plan on doing a full post about my experience as well as a build thread.
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Originally Posted by Burkeshire View Post
Wow I did not even think about a Judge
Thanks for the suggestion I would stretch the budget for that ride!
No affiliation, but there is a 2009 27' no tower in the for sale section right now.
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I am looking hard at the pair marine and the LTB's
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Judge has a 265cc nearly completed at the factory that could be had with a tower without much of a wait currently. It is rigged for Suzuki and has a portabracket but the top has not been installed and leaning post has not been installed.
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stepping up your game huh?
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Soon very soon!
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Originally Posted by mikeeb18 View Post
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https://www.daremarina.com/boats-for...ginia-7559894/
Serious question: can you fish the flats in a boat like that? Always wondered as the draft is 1.5' which isn't much more than my 22' deep v CC.
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I am sure you could....but I am up in the middle Chesapeake
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26' C Hawks have become pretty popular for some of the cobia guides on the lower bay. A little more bare bones than others which will keep costs down.




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Check out a 25’ Southern Cross from Seaworthy Marine in Exmore, VA. Very reasonably priced for a custom build and a 10’ beam for stability with a tower.
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Pair custom 24 deep vee
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Originally Posted by Oldtownpirate View Post

Pair custom 24 deep vee

This is the boat that I went for a ride in last week.
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