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#8490158 - 01/23/13 08:53 AM Phoenix Bass Boats
june-bug Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 153
Ok so I am finally in the market for a new bass boat . My 1999 Bass Cat Jaguar is being passed down to my son . I've probably been in literally every major bass boat out there but the Phoenix . Something about this boat is intriguing to me . Maybe because not many people have them in my area . I am looking for some input from you TFF folks . What are some pros and cons from those of you who own a Phoenix or those of you who have been in them . How do they stack up to the big dogs in the industry ? Thanks in advance for any replies .

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#8490280 - 01/23/13 09:29 AM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
Dougw1515 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 84
If your considering a dual console be aware that the passenger side does not lock down tight. Looked at several of them at the boat show then one at a dealer a week or so later. Talked to the dealer about it as well. A single latch locks it in while two aligning pins square it up and hold some of the weight. It's a good boat/layout but I, myself, couldn't deal with the rattlin' console going down the lake.... Not sure why they did it like that and got the rest of the boat so right.
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#8490284 - 01/23/13 09:30 AM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
ZeroHour Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 1041
Loc: San Antonio Tx
I love em about the only other brand id consider. The handling at speed is insane. Truly a well thought out boat. The graphics and striping however are not my favorite by any means.
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#8490370 - 01/23/13 09:49 AM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
Ranger123 Offline
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Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 165
Loc: Mt. Pleasant, Tx
if you need storage they have it i look at them and it has it i like the passcenger rod box

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#8490382 - 01/23/13 09:52 AM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
ChrisMorris Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 1783
Loc: Cypress, Texas
I rode with Gary Clouse last year on Conroe and the boat seriously impressed me. I really do think they thought of everything with these boats. I can say without a doubt it was the best riding boat I have ever been in. We also have a guy in our club that runs one and he loves it.

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#8490398 - 01/23/13 09:54 AM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
Brian McCarty Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 4999
Loc: Dallas, TX
My buddy Derek G has one. You might PM him and ask him. I love them. They fish really well, are fast, and ride smooth. They would be on my short list if I was in the market. I love them!
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#8490429 - 01/23/13 10:03 AM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
BrudBass Offline
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Registered: 10/18/12
Posts: 27
Loc: Texas
My family has had a Phoenix 721 for 3 years. We love it. When the time comes to replace it we will go with another Phoenix. A lot of people come up to us at the ramps to Check it out.

The storage was well thought out, especially the tool slots and net compartment.

As for the comment about the rattlin' console, we have never had a problem with that. No rattlin' at speeds over 70 or during large crashing waves. The console holds firmly in place. We love the design of the console. We leave it in place except for tournament days and when we need more room. It takes less than a minute to remove it.

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#8490616 - 01/23/13 10:58 AM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
june-bug Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 153
This is sounding better and better . I have to find out who the closest dealer is to me in south LA and take a ride in one . I wonder how much of a price difference when you go from the 721 to the 921 for the 7 extra inches ?

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#8490657 - 01/23/13 11:07 AM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
Steve187 (A.K.A. GETFISHED ) Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/10
Posts: 1995
Loc: Portland,TN
If you decide to go with a Phoenix and the 921 is more than you want to spend you might check and see if you can find a 719. I don't know for sure if that model is still being built or not but it is more affordable than the 721 and there is very little noticeable difference between the two.
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#8490821 - 01/23/13 11:54 AM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
Donegonefishin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 870
Loc: Argyle, Texas
The only knock I have heard on them is resale value. But that is more due to the newness of the brand then the boats quality. If you keep it as long as your Jaguar then that would be a non factor.

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#8490862 - 01/23/13 12:03 PM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 40286
Loc: Haslet, Texas
I like the looks of them minus some of the graphics but otherwise damn good looking boats. also can do without the whole cheesy Phoenix Phamily stuff when you buy one. Only negative I have heard is some guys had issues with the boats loading on the trailer right but the trailer manufacturer and Phoenix made it right for those that contacted them. They seem to have great customer service too.
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#8491248 - 01/23/13 02:12 PM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
tsig2012 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 315
I run a 721 pro xp the boat is absolutely awesome. The pheniox is the best riding boat i have ever been in. Tje

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#8491257 - 01/23/13 02:15 PM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
tsig2012 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 315
The amount of storage the boat has is unbelievable and the removable console is great. Once locked in place its not going anywhere and its removed or installed rather quick. Its one awesome boat you want be disappointed.

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#8491586 - 01/23/13 03:43 PM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: june-bug]
Darold Gleason, T-bend Guide Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 295
Loc: Leesville, LA
The closest dealer to you is Ascension Marine in Gonzales, LA. Just tell Tammy I sent you. If you ever come up to Toledo Bend I'd be glad to give you a test ride. I've had 3 of them and about to have a new one in a couple of weeks.
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#8491633 - 01/23/13 03:55 PM Re: Phoenix Bass Boats [Re: Brian McCarty]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 5763
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Brian McCarty
My buddy Derek G has one. You might PM him and ask him. I love them. They fish really well, are fast, and ride smooth. They would be on my short list if I was in the market. I love them!


Derek has a good-looking one too! Too bad the livewells haven't been used enough.... woot
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