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Old 07-15-2020, 04:22 PM
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I知 looking to get a 23 ft center console. Not sure if I値l by new but it will definitely be newer. There are so many options. My max to spend would probably be 70k. So I won稚 be getting a regulator or contender. I知 interested in a well built mid tier boat. Just wondering who has experience with mid tier brands and what you guys suggest. I知 all ears. It will be fished a lot and also has to be family friendly. So forward seating and maybe a head under console. Fishable with plenty of storage. Let痴 hear it lol 😂
hull needs to be off shore capable. So deep vee.

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Very happy with my key west circa 2002 if that tells you anything
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Albyrow,

I have a 2017 Robalo 242 CC with single Yammi 300. It is a nice mid tier boat and fishes and cruises equally well. It has a deep vee and weighs in at 4800 lbs. (with motor) if Im not mistaken. There is a porta potty in the console and it has forward seating. I'm certainly not a boat design expert, but it does its job well. It is by no means a Regulator--more likely it is the Buick of boats. Hope that that helps! Feel free to PM me.
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Similar to comment #2, my 2002 Palmetto Custom for less than half your budget is an extremely capable fishing machine and can handle family. Any reason you need/want new vs older? For that budget you can get into a few year old regulator or contender and not eat the depreciation. Not saying you池e wrong just curious on reason why it has to be new?
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KenCraft Challenger 235 rare, but tough to beat. For that kind of money I壇 also be looking at used top tier boats rather than new. Let someone else take the hit first.
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One of the reasons I知 considering new is warranty. I知 no boat mechanic. Nor am I a boating expert I知 a novice. I guess if something goes wrong at least it might be covered the first few years until I really get my feet wet
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I知 running a 2019 sea pro 239. Nice dry ride, cruising at 30+, nice beam of 89 making it roomy. It also has all the stuff for the family, forward seating, pump out head. The family features are why I went with it, rather then a hard core fishing boat, but I couldn稚 be happier. Also the company stands by heir product with any issues, making it easy to own. I値l be putting her up for sale toward the end of the season, I知 looking to move up to the 259 or 319, if interested just pm me
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Find a good condition 23 Regulator (not the new one with the bracket) and call it a day. For 70k you can find a great boat, or repower an older one with a modern 4 stroke and a warranty.
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If it were me, and I were looking for 23 feet (which is small for everything you want), I would consider a gently used modified V hull with 4 stroke power that has a couple years left on the engine warranty. It will be beamier and give you more storage and better family space. I wouldn't worry so much about the age of the hull, but if you want some engine protection, you'll want a newer or repowered engine within the last 3-4 years. A Parker 23SE gives you pretty much what you need for an all-around boat that fishes, beaches and drifts well. I have no skin in this, just an example: 2019 Parker 23 SE for Sale

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Originally Posted by Albyrow1117 View Post
One of the reasons I知 considering new is warranty. I知 no boat mechanic. Nor am I a boating expert I知 a novice. I guess if something goes wrong at least it might be covered the first few years until I really get my feet wet
Just an opinion..... you may want to re-think this. Boat depreciation is fairly steep in the first few years. As a newbie, you are going to learn a lot in the first few years and most likely want a different boat as you learn what you like, want, need. If you spend $70k new, you will sell it for $35 in 5 years or $30k in 15 years.........So have someone else eat that depreciation, not you. Buy a 5 year old boat. FWIW.

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Originally Posted by Albyrow1117 View Post
I知 looking to get a 23 ft center console. Not sure if I値l by new but it will definitely be newer. There are so many options. My max to spend would probably be 70k. So I won稚 be getting a regulator or contender. I知 interested in a well built mid tier boat. Just wondering who has experience with mid tier brands and what you guys suggest. I知 all ears. It will be fished a lot and also has to be family friendly. So forward seating and maybe a head under console. Fishable with plenty of storage. Let痴 hear it lol 😂
hull needs to be off shore capable. So deep vee.
You can definitely find a good, used Contender 23T for your price range.....
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I am researching for my next boat and have a similar list of wants (just looking in the 25-26ft range). Cobia looked like a nice boat. Tidewater also makes a nice 23.
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if seating is important, then Sea Hunt Ultra would fit the bill, 235SE is the tricked out model probably more towards $80k, but the 234, 225, etc. are all around 23' & very family friendly as far as seating, & within range of $70k new:

https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2019...a-225-7521360/

https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2019...35-se-7522365/
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New hi liner 222...loa around 24'with bracket.
pilot house , transom live well,new merc 250 and trailer I'm well under 70k.
Romarine boats bristol ri.
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Triumph 235CC for sale in Cape Cod area. I use this boat the way you describe, but I'm finally ready to go bigger. Looking for a 28'. In the meantime, here is mine:

https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/bo...159523215.html

It is a great boat and I would buy a bigger one to replace it, if one existed.

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I like my Sailfish 236. It痴 a 2003 that people think is a new boat. Like it enough that I repowered over the winter. I am in Buzzards Bay and really appreciate its performance in the chop (actually on top), it has deep gunnels, and a wide 9 beam.
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Hi,

I will only address this from the new boat perspective.

Aquasport is now building what was the Hydrasports 2200/2300 Vector and is pricing them aggressively.

I can't attest to the build quality of the Aquasport.

I have a 2012 Hydrasports 2300 CC Vector. It is just plain awesome. I am in Gloucester, MA and would be happy to demo it for you.

I suggest that you reach out to Dana at Millway Marina on Cape Cod. He is a very good person.
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From what I hearing your challenge will be just finding something to buy. It is a sellers market for sure. Lots of good suggestions here of solid used boats. I am not even sure $70k can get you a 23' new boat anymore.
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I may be mistaken...but isn't aquasport owned by a Chinese company...
Are they built in China by ebtide?

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