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Old 10-15-2020, 03:10 PM
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Default Best 23 - 24 CC for New England waters

Letís hear it. Best do everything 23-24 ft cc for Massachusetts/Rhode Island waters. I canít afford a regulator or contender so letís keep it to mid tier boats. Thanks
Iím open to new or used boats. Budget is like 60k or less. Iíd like to find sone thing that is used but not 20 years old either. Maybe like 5-8 yrs old. Iíll be fishing cape cod bay, Boston harbor, Plymouth harbor, stellwagon, and around the islands cape area. Hope this helps

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Give us some idea of budget!
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Agreed what budget and what waters? Difference between what youíll use in the bay and open ocean. Also new or used?
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Sea Pro 239. Comes loaded with standard features. Amazing customer service. Happy owners if you read the owners FB page. Give Anthony a call at Richards Marine in Middleton Ma.
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23’ Seacraft without question, inboard like this one (no affiliation) and you’d be hard pressed to find a better riding/performing boat.
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This would be my short list for newer used boats. 23' Seacraft would be the boat if your looking for older thats had some restore work.

24 Sailfish
23 Northcoast
23 Mckee Craft
24 Silverhawk
23 contender (find a used repowered)
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Lots of older 23í seacrafts around for reasonable money.
could even slap new power on and be golden!
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I have a 2400 vector hydrasports and am happy with it
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Lots of used options in your price range, start looking at different brands to see what features you like. Everyone is going to give you their favorite. If you find something you like, ask about that specific make and model.
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Little known brand up here in NE but 23í palmetto custom. A few guys on here fish the waters youíre talking and love it. I love mine (even though itís for sale), I fish out to Jeffries ledge for tuna, inshore for stripers and can do sandbar days. Boats a beast, Iím still fishing it, have an offshore trip planned Sunday. Itís an Ď02, shows as a much newer hull and with the bracket is ~28í LOA so lots of room. Fishing 2-3 people offshore you can each have some room. Only reason Iím selling is to get something I can pull traps in and not damage and have a spot to overnight.

Others on my shortlist when I bought were hydrasports vectors, sailfish, seacraft. All great boats, and would have picked up any if the timing worked but the timing worked on the palmetto.

All can be had under your budget, and do what you want and more
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mostly fishing and mostly closer to boston and drifting/at anchor or more running, trolling (??)

thinking parker 23 se cc if running less.

parker 23 dv cc if running more.
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There is a 24 northcoast with basically brand new twin 170 yanmars in it
for sale in Maine. in your budget too.
its the old one which is wide and has a 22-23 degree deadrise.
its a killer deal.
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Robalo R242, solid hull. Single or twin power and in your budget. I have one and run from Western CT up to Noank and onto Westport MA. Choose your days but very happy with the boat.
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Might be for sale..

Happy to show it to you even if it just to give you something for comparison.


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23 sea craft



Thereís actually a 23í with a 6 cyl yanmar in it for sale in the boats for sale section.




I have a 24í Silverhawk with a 4LH in it.
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With your budget in that size you can get pretty much anything you want. I would take your time and sea trial a lot of boats and find the layout you like best.
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Fishing alone or w/Family? Admiral will not be loving an open boat in NE...
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Originally Posted by 1rider View Post
23í Seacraft without question, inboard like this one (no affiliation) and youíd be hard pressed to find a better riding/performing boat.
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23 sea craft



Thereís actually a 23í with a 6 cyl yanmar in it for sale in the boats for sale section.




I have a 24í Silverhawk with a 4LH in it.
Iím gonna have to agree with these guys that 23 SeaCraft would make a hell of a NE boat with that Yanmar in its belly. I run a very similar boat with the same powerplant and have to say the weather rarely keeps me home. Maybe Iím a bit biased but coming from outboard boats the diesel has been treat.

The boat linked above has had all of the major PM done for a 6LPA with those hours. Depending on how many hours you do a year youíll only have to worry about zincs, fuel filters, impellers, engine/trans oil, and alternator belts for a while. Which on those engines is about as basic as it comes.
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Iíve got a 2017 Cobia 237 with twin 150 Yamahas 60 hrs you can get


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I'm going with the 23 Foot Grady White Seafarer CC; I love it!!

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