View Full Version : Feedback on Sailfish boats?
03-01-2010, 11:31 AM
Was at the Boston boatshow and spent some time looking at the Sailfish 26' CC. Looks good and price is 'low', but know little about these boats and how they run offshore and hold-up over the years. Any feedback?
03-01-2010, 11:46 AM
Check out the Hull truth. Google it. I think there's a seperate sailfish owners forum as well. Cape Ann Marina sells some, and they are good people, from the limited experience I have with them.
Good boats though...What was their "low" price on the 26'?
03-02-2010, 08:47 AM
I believe they use old seacraft molds so they ride pretty well. I've never heard anything bad about them
03-02-2010, 08:58 AM
They use the variable deadrise design developed and pioneered by Carl Mosely and still used today in SeaCrafts and a number of other brands (patent ran out some time ago).
My brother has a 26 Sailfish. We've been offshore in some pretty snotty stuff and aways felt safe. It's a smooth riding hull that drifts without rolling too deeply or snapping.
03-04-2010, 09:51 AM
"low" price was about $90k with twin Yamaha 150s, and I bet you could get electronics thrown in as well. Twin 150s might be a little underpowered. I was comparing it to the Hydrasport CC 25 (which costs a little less and seems like a bigger boat/hull, but less extras) and the Edgewater 26' which is a beast, but expensive at $150k with twin 225s.
03-05-2010, 08:46 AM
there are some great deals on boats right now don't settle until you know you really want it
03-05-2010, 09:41 AM
I'm in much the same dilemma. I'm looking at the Sea Hunt 22 Gamefish w/ 200 Yama and a Sailfish 218 w/150 Yama. Even with smaller engine the Sailfish is slightly more. I currently own 17' Sea Hunt so I'm leaning that way.
03-05-2010, 11:33 AM
I don't know if you really want a new one...but there's tons of great boats for sale in the used market...most 25 footers are less than the $90k. You could get a 30' for that much!
Or look for a leftover...
Hydra's, contenders, yellowfin are arguably better boats- better resale. But those sailfish are plenty nice too. My wife loves 'em..she wants a 2360 (which you can get the option for twin F150's- most twins are F115's...and single 250 or lower) .
Good luck, I wish I had that much to spend on a ride!
03-05-2010, 02:37 PM
I own a 218 CC with 150 hp .... I'm happy with it, easy to trailer and comfortable ride when it kicks up a little.
She's headed to FastTech for a little T-Top and a dome to play in the fog with.
The 150 hp is ok.......but i need more!!!
I bought mine used with low hours......I'd never buy a new one at $42k or for that matter a bigger one at $90k a lot of other boats would get my attention.
But at the used prices its a great value.
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