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Old 08-03-2018, 09:55 AM
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Recently I have been in the market for a larger center console to make offshore runs to the canyons. I am out of New Jersey so the prime candidates that come to mind are Whalers (currently own a 220 outrage), Regulators and Grady Whites. Also considering Yellowfin for speed and fuel economy. I have been looking in the 31'-34' class due to my budget, but would possibly bite the bullet and go bigger. The main problem I'm facing is finding a comfortable boat with amenities that can keep the family comfortable while also allowing me to run and gun out to the canyons. I have test driven a 2018 33' Grady White Canyon and it ran great and almost ended up purchasing it but realized I could have gotten it for a better price. I am inclined to stay in the Whaler family due to the newly redesigned 330 outrage. However, everything I hear about the ride and fishability of Regulators makes me hesitant to buy anything else. I have also found many larger used whalers (35' and 37') and regulators(34') with low hours that I wouldn't be able to afford new, not sure if that is a good path to go down as I would prefer new. My family does not come out on the boat often but if they do I don't want them to have to sit on a cooler or deal with a hard, slapping ride. If anyone has experience on newer Regulators and Whalers I am very interested in your opinion of them both as a canyon boat and a light family boat.
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At my Marina they have a World Cat 320cc, it looks amazing.

My boat was sitting next to it, I just bought a World cat Glacier bay 2740 it dwarfed mine.
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Worldcat 295CC.....
Old 08-03-2018, 02:17 PM
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Look at the 31' Sportsman. Does a lot in both categories and is reasonably priced....
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I have a Grady 306 Canyon with twin 300s. I am continually impressed with her seahandling ability. Certainty comfortable enough for the Canyons - we’ve run 75 miles out without a care in the world. Ran through the length of the Long Island Sound in horrendous 4-6’ chop two weeks ago with no real issue other than the need to dodge a couple of thunderheads.

That being said you pay a premium for a Grady (or Whaler). A comparable Regulator or similar will get the job done. Any quality boat will work for you.
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Default Looking for larger Center Console

Posted this in another forum but looking for all the feedback I can get.

Recently I have been in the market for a larger center console to make offshore runs to the canyons. I am out of New Jersey so the prime candidates that come to mind are Whalers (currently own a 220 outrage), Regulators and Grady Whites. Also considering Yellowfin for speed and fuel economy. I have been looking in the 31'-34' class due to my budget, but would possibly bite the bullet and go bigger. The main problem I'm facing is finding a comfortable boat with amenities that can keep the family comfortable while also allowing me to run and gun out to the canyons. I have test driven a 2018 33' Grady White Canyon and it ran great and almost ended up purchasing it but realized I could have gotten it for a better price. I am inclined to stay in the Whaler family due to the newly redesigned 330 outrage. However, everything I hear about the ride and fishability of Regulators makes me hesitant to buy anything else. I have also found many larger used whalers (35' and 37') and regulators(34') with low hours that I wouldn't be able to afford new, not sure if that is a good path to go down as I would prefer new. My family does not come out on the boat often but if they do I don't want them to have to sit on a cooler or deal with a hard, slapping ride. If anyone has experience on newer Regulators and Whalers I am very interested in your opinion of them both as a canyon boat and a light family boat.
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theres a bad ass 2001 regulator fully loaded in classifieds its the cats ass
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34b sea vee gets my vote. Just upgraded from a 32 regulator night and day difference.
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I've been pretty happy with my Contender so far if you want to throw one of them on your radar. Knowing your price range would also help determine a boat as well.

If you're committed to a CC and have the right budget, there's a whole lot more to offer out there than Boston Whaler and Regulator. Which most would agree aren't even the same class of boat respectively.
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We were faced with a similar situation. We opted for a 34 Jarrett Bay. Enclosed helm, can fish the whole boat, full head, A/C, generator, small berth to sleep, tons of storage. They ride extremely well and you stay dry. Not the fastest or most efficient, but not much slows them down. The second choice, like mentioned above, was a Sea Vee.
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I would love a "go fast" boat like a sea vee or yellowfin, but they are much lighter than what I am used to seeing and I'm afraid that a boat like that may yield a rougher ride. Do you notice a lot of slapping and slamming within the ride or does it cut right through the waves? Since i would be running about 100 miles offshore I wouldn't want to have to pull back on the throttles depending on the seas.
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I had a 26FS reg for years and then went to a 33 GW Express. I have spent alot of time on a 28' Regulator and a 34 Regulator. Both run like tanks, but the 34 SS (with an enclosure) is a battle wagon, but like other said, they are costly. The 33 GW has great beam and runs well, but not as well as the Reg. The GW has more creature comforts for the family when they are with you however. I was running today from Hyannis to Falmouth in head sea of 3 footers at 26kts, and a 34 Reg went by me like i was standing still. That said, for how i use the boat, the GW is fine and I'll have good resale. You can't go wrong with either boat. Find a good deal on a used one and pull the trigger. Also, might want to look at the 37 GW canyon. There are more used ones for sale. Downside is you need trips on them but what a platform...Goof luck.
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Check out my Invincible is a very sweet set up. The ride is amazing and dry. I’ve had a few different center consoles Grady. Everglades. Marlago. The Invincible is by far the most fun to drive. PM me if you have any questions

2018 33 Invincible 350 Verados
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Originally Posted by pilotwerxs View Post
Damn this boat seems able to do it all within reason. Fishing the front of the boat is a huge plus. Not every trip is offshore. With this set up you can still go albie fishing. Any pics of the sleeping/head area? What's the fuel capacity and range?
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Originally Posted by pilotwerxs View Post
We were faced with a similar situation. We opted for a 34 Jarrett Bay. Enclosed helm, can fish the whole boat, full head, A/C, generator, small berth to sleep, tons of storage. They ride extremely well and you stay dry. Not the fastest or most efficient, but not much slows them down. The second choice, like mentioned above, was a Sea Vee.
One of my favorite boats.

Can you tell me about performance? Mostly cruise speed, etc. I don’t care much about fuel burn its all relative Thanks
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Beautiful boat Pilotwerxs.
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My boat is not in the same league as what you are looking for. Mine is a Proline 30 Sport. It’s actually 33’ long. I will say this... my boat has a 10’ 10” beam. The extra width is really nice. I was on a 28’ with a 9’ bean a few weeks ago and the amount of extra room I have is very noticeable. I have some friends with Gradys and Whalers. Personally, I think the Whaler is a little nicer. The fountains are hands down some of the most sexy boats on the water. They look like they are going 100mph sitting still. But that’s just my opinion. I really like my Proline. However I will be the first to admit it is not as “fancy” as the Whalers, Gradys, Fountains, etc.
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Performance fully loaded (330 gallons of fuel, both water tanks full and four people) it cruises at 35 mph and tops out at 42. At 35 it is 1mpg and at 42 it is .8mpg. Certainly not a drag or efficiency race winner! Where it shines is our typically Northeast slop. It does not beat you up or soak you. Just a fun boat.
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get you a 38 fountain and be done with it

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