Xtaero Boats Build Thread (Baja Outboard)

Travis Xtaero

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Xtaero Boats has been developing the Xtaero Baja in a single and twin configuration.
We're looking to display one in the Long Beach Fred hall 2016 show. Like our thread on iFish of the previous builds, we're hoping to share the passion of building really good boats, and give and receive suggestions.

Details of the Baja:
Designer: Jarek Kanios (www.conradyachts.com)
Beam: 8'6" at midships
Weight: 5,500 lbs dry with engine (this is the 24 single with Suzuki DF250APX)
Gas: up to 150 gal in two below deck centerline tanks
Deck: full self bailing overboard
Accouterments: Plentiful.

Sales are factory direct until we find the right fit for our brand and market trajectory.

Company website: www.xtaeroboats.com

We look forward to posting here in the near future!

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aluminum? looks like the new zealand/aus style boats, very cool best of luck!
 
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Travis Xtaero

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Here is a taste of what is to come with the Baja. This boat was advanced from welding station to finishing station today and we are excited to show it off. It's for sale. We have sold the next boat in sequence which is the same boat with an extended cabin. We've started it and will have something to show in a couple weeks. The Baja is the big story of SoCal. We have an opportunity to do an incredible job in the Long Beach Fred Hall show if they'll have us. The Baja will be a very fun boat and we are looking forward to getting 100+ miles out in it to see what we can bring back.

 
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Varies quite a bit for each custom build... right now, in keeping with our recent sales, a tricked out long version including electronics, twin power, trailer and transport to SoCal will be +/- $150,000

What about a non-tricked out one with a single outboard and short cabin? You know...something a little lower in price then $150K
 
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It would be less than $150k, but how much?? It's hard to say, after selling lots of boats over the years I've learned that everyone has a different definition of 'non-tricked out' and 'low price' Our pricing structure starts at $59,995 for a non-painted, 22' with no motors and everything from there, including the 24' and cabin bulkhead, etc. are added. Single engine prices range is around $80k to $135k... but there are always custom options that people decide to go with at the last minute. The last customer changed his mind 4 times within two weeks on one option that was $3,300, then went with it and decided to ad another option we hadn't even discussed. I can't tell what people are thinking until we get down to the specifics.
 
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You guys are building a mean machine up there Travis. Can't wait to lay hands on it at Fred Hall. Let's catch a couple fish after the show.
 
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You guys are building a mean machine up there Travis. Can't wait to lay hands on it at Fred Hall. Let's catch a couple fish after the show.

Thanks! We just need to keep getting better and better.. right now we're in the shop detailing girders to seal the watertight deck.
 
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    I would love to buy something like this. Definitely coming to see you guys at the Fred Hall show
     
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    Here is a taste of what is to come with the Baja. This boat was advanced from welding station to finishing station today and we are excited to show it off. It's for sale. We have sold the next boat in sequence which is the same boat with an extended cabin. We've started it and will have something to show in a couple weeks. The Baja is the big story of SoCal. We have an opportunity to do an incredible job in the Long Beach Fred Hall show if they'll have us. The Baja will be a very fun boat and we are looking forward to getting 100+ miles out in it to see what we can bring back.



    Do you have this video uploaded on youtube? I am unable to watch this version.

    Also curious, are these boats true walk around? I cant tell for sure but they don't appear to be? Seems that would be a higher selling point than a tad larger cabin.

    Best of luck on your new venture! ;)

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
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    Travis Xtaero

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    Because of a hiccup in one of our suppliers schedule we changed the order of production on this hull. The boat is wired and plumbed then masked off internally and taken to the paint booth yesterday.
     
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    Yesterday at 10am we took the boat to the paint booth and turned the heat up to 85 degrees to evaporate the water. We finished masking and primed it... today and tomorrow we'll be doing the top coats... a concoction of Skythane and Zolatone.
     
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    The Xtaero 24 Bodega is painted and in finish outfitting. Things should go very fast now. This one will be on display at the 2016 Seattle Boat show and it can be yours.
     
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    Good looking boat! Hope you guys have great success with the boats.
     
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    Nice boat but after having a Duckworth Offshore and dealing with crevice corrosion I'll never own another painted aluminum boat.
     
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    Travis Xtaero

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    Do you have this video uploaded on youtube? I am unable to watch this version.

    Also curious, are these boats true walk around? I cant tell for sure but they don't appear to be? Seems that would be a higher selling point than a tad larger cabin.

    Best of luck on your new venture! ;)

    The unknown fisherman:p:
    Sorry, don't have youtube stuff going but vimeo is a bigger site that allows us better control and ownership of our videos. https://vimeo.com/xtaeroboats
     
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    Beautiful structure, and well thought out lines. Conrad does a great job on the designs. He has a few pretty cool cat designs and pontoon style boats. I've only seen a few Stabi Crafts on the West Coast, do you plan on building any pontoon style boats. I have yet to find a US manufacture who is making hulls like the Kiwi's and Aussies, short big water boats that don't need gobs of HP to power them. Like some 18-20 foot CC or cuddy cabin or runabout designs, with moderate DH something that would handle moderate seas similar to a Greenough, but aluminum based running a 90 to 115 outboard on a bracket with bait tank built into the transom. Keep up the good work!
     
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