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tekkster88
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:09 pm
Me and a buddy are looking to purchase a boat that is either A) Turnkey ready or B) Not turnkey ready, but a deal we can't pass up and put a little work into it to make it turn-key (NO 100% PROJECT BOATS)

Looking to trailer to east coast and take to bahamas and run it from Tampa/Ft Myers down to the keys.

We will also be doing offshore fishing/diving from Tampa probably 20-50 miles offshore max.

The group consensus is wanting a center console, though open to suggestions.

So far we have been in market for a Mako 261, A contender 25 (1980-1990 hulls). I am open to any and all suggestions as I am not as well versed in boats as I'd like to be.

I live in Tampa but willing to travel / have a surveyor inspect boat prior to traveling.

Please let me know what you got and help me understand why I should buy YOUR boat. Thanks!
  
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Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:01 am
Catamaran hulls make great dive boats because they typically have more space on deck for gear and are more stable on the hook. You can get a lot more bang for your buck with a 25' cat than a 25' v hull. They also are more efficient with less hp. The guy I bought my old Albemarle 24 from is a diver and he went to a cat. You should check out a couple in person and you'll see just how much space there is on a cat compared to the same size v.
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