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Best boat brand for salt and fresh #14053015 07/05/21 06:50 PM
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I have been kicking the idea around for a boat to bass fish and take to bay fish out of.

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Three off the bat.
Haynie magnum
Tran XLR8
Majek extreme.


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Blazer Bay

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What is the opinion of Sportsman, Tidewater, Sea Pro and Blue Wave?

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Not nearly as well as the three listed.
And if youโ€™re leaning more bass than bay look hard at a boca lake n bay.


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Thanks all info appreciated.

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AND....
If you're wandering around boat dealers looking at "bay boats" and such, be VERY aware there is a huge difference between rigging for freshwater and rigging for saltwater. It takes 3X the time to do a proper rig when it's headed for the brine. Freshwater guys who are used to bass boats and pontoons have zero clue what's required. Then a year after your first trip to the bay and nothings working any more, you'll understand.


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This is a Bad Azz Boat!

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Originally Posted by D1988
What is the opinion of Sportsman, Tidewater, Sea Pro and Blue Wave?


I have fished out of a Blue Wave many times. They are a good boat, but float deeper in the water than Blazer Bay. I have fished several Sea Pro boats and I like them. They are a good working boat. I have fished in one Sportsman and it was a solid boat. For the bay and jetty I would have higher gunnels than the Sportsman I fished from.

Just to give you an idea of versatility, here is a picture of my old Kenner. It was the best all around boat I have fished in and is basically the same boat as the blazer bay. It would take almost all freshwater situations, get up in the bay in 6โ€ of water, and I took it 60 miles offshore with some modifications like more gas, and the kicker motor.

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If your not wanting to break the bank,Bluewave is a good choice.They have been in business for a long time for good reason.


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Lake & Bay Boca Grande 20'

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there are probably better boats , but I have been a satisfied Bluewave for a long time. I bought a 189 in the mid 90's , upgraded to
a 22 ft in 2001. I still own that boat , repowered with a four stroke this year.
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If money no object , I would look at Parker



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Re: Best boat brand for salt and fresh [Re: D1988] #14063299 07/15/21 11:33 PM
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Majek Extreme is a pretty good one for both Lake and Bay. Better on the bay than lake but decent to bass fish out of. Love the boat. Pretty good ride. A lot of the suggestions like Lake and Bay, Simmons, Yellowfin, Turner are on the upper end price wise.

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