WTB 23-27 foot pilothouse or express boat

FishPimpII

Repowering the boat..
Jul 27, 2009
2,267
2,458
Seattle, Wa
Name
Jeff Nelson
Boat
255 BW Conquest “Double Header”
After my attempted East coast boat buying adventure I have gotten quite a few friendly suggestions about boat options. None were exact matches for what I am looking for so I figured I could put on a detailed “wanted to buy” and see if anyone on here has any leads.
I am looking for a 23-27 foot pilothouse or express style trailer boat. I prefer something with the back of the cabin being a drop down curtain vs a solid pilothouse wall.
Area under cover needs to have seating for at least 4 ideally with the passenger seat facing forward. (So most gradys with just two seats under cover don’t work well)
Wife likes some dual consoles as an option so it’s a possibility.
I am not a speed demon but will be Regularly hali and occasionally tuna Fishing so need a boat with power to run loaded through swells.
Also worth noting wife and I are tall (she’s 6’5”) so headroom in pilothouse and decent freeboard are needed.
After several years of looking I have narrowed the list down to models below but am open to other similar selections.
Budget is 75k+\-
Possible models include
Carolina classic 25 outboard
Parker 2520dv open back
Grady 265 express
North coast 23/24 outboard
World cat 255dc/270ec
Pursuit 265dc
Steiger Miami 23/25
Osprey 24/26 (only if passenger seat is forward facing)
 
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dragonballs

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  • Mar 28, 2008
    9,590
    8,859
    Arlington WA
    Name
    Vance
    Boat
    40' ocean sport fisher
    Ryan. I know one of the owners at waypoint. He’s a good friend. His name is Jake. Call him about this boat if you want.
     
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    sgwill122

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    Feb 21, 2011
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    2,425
    Redmond/WA/USA
    Name
    Stephen
    Boat
    'Lady Karen' 28 Duckworth Offshore
    That shamrock is kinda cool if you are ok with a diesel. The doghouse moved forward is nice leaving the fishing deck open. The gunnels look a bit low especially for 6+ footers. If you get anything in the prop you are screwed since it is a fixed drive.
     
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