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Xpress Bay Boat opinions #13931762 03/22/21 01:18 PM
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Anyone own an Xpress Bay boat? Looking for input on the good, the bad, and the ugly. Thanks!


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First question for any decision on a boat is what bay are you fishing?
That dictates your next choice


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Re: Xpress Bay Boat opinions [Re: driedmeat] #13932492 03/22/21 10:26 PM
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Thanks Pat. Will be used within the bays near Rockport/Corpus area. Plus Amistad, Choke, Falcon lakes for bass/catfishing. Had a look at them at the boat show. Just looking for feedback from anyone who owns/has experience with Xpress... pros/cons, how they perform, etc.


Re: Xpress Bay Boat opinions [Re: driedmeat] #13932649 03/23/21 12:35 AM
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I used to sell them. Quality build, they cut some corners on a saltwater ready build. Customer service has always been a challenge.

Are you looking for a tunnel to run the bays?


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Yes, the one that peaked my interest is a 22ft tunnel (think maybe it called a simi V hull?) with a 175 Yamaha. I am a bit concerned that the center console is screwed down vs bolted down (screws back out over time)...
very much open to any suggestions/recommendations in that general ball park...
Thank you!


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I'm not going to tell you the express is a bad boat, it's not.
But...experience says if you're going to run a boat in saltwater, get a boat built for it. By people who understand the difference.
If I was in the market for a new aluminum, my list would include:
Scandy White
Boatright
Empire
5th lake.
These are all quality builders who build for saltwater use.


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