I am in the market for another boat. Currently i own a small 16' center consol tunnel hull bay boat with a 50 horse motor on it. I am looking to move to much larger boat 20'-23'. I have a little one on the way and want to get larger boat to accommodate the family. I primarily fish deap water in the lakes ( crappie, Striper, white bass) using a trolling motor to hold on structure, but I do run down to the coast about 5-8 times a year. I am not concerned with getting back into the shallow flats of the bay I will be happy with a boat that drafts 12"-14". I really like the designs of Nauticabay Coastal and the Carolina Skiff Ultra Elite because they are a cross between a cruiser and fishing boat which will be great for the family, but I have heard mixed reviews on thes boats. I also really like the Blue Wave Purebay and the Sea Chasers made by Carolina Skiff, but these will not accomidate the family as well. I am asking for input and help so I can make a better decision. If anyone has one of these boats I would love your feedback.
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