Just kind of a top end number that might not even be doable for me at this point but still like to hear views and opinions on the perfect so cal boat without limiting it too much or going way overboard (pun intended).An $80,000 budget ? Jesus you could buy 2 nice boats to fish around Socal.
That's easy for you to say, you drive a Farallon!Nardo hit the nail on the head with his fine selection of 5 prime boats. My list would be the same but I'd skip the Parker only because they are out of North Carolina. Keep it West Coast and support our West Coast boat builders.
"Hard to beat a Anderson 22'"? For what this guy is looking for I would have to disagree with that.
I know there are lots of Anderson fans out there, and for a commercial use aspect, I am sure they are top notch and great. But for a guy who wants a bitchen all around fishing platform with room to move about, with an on deck bait tank and to be able to fish everything from the boiler rocks and WSB to offshore tuna or marlin....... those things would suck IMO.
They may have a great ride, but the amount of room and clutter on those boats is a huge turn off. Their roots are with the commercial fisherman, and they are a proven winner there for sure...... but as a vessel for most Rod n Reel Sport Fisherman, they just don't cut it........there are far better options out there.
I like a boat where I have room to move around....... but then again opinions vary, and no boat will ever be perfect, although Mag Bay Yachts sure seems to be trying to put that notion to rest
The unknown fisherman
Hard to beat an Anderson 22. The one above needs some money pumped into her, but with that kind of budget, you could bring that thing back to like-new condition, repower included and probably new gelcoat. Here's a few photos of another couple of Ando 22's, neither of which are for sale but just examples of the genre-
View attachment 565334
View attachment 565335
View attachment 565336
View attachment 565337
View attachment 565338