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Check out this High Quality line of Boats
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posted 01-09-2002 02:53 PM ET (US)
Although, this site refers to another line of boats, I think it shows that there are still builders in the vein of Dick Fisher. These guys are building very limited, high quality yachts. If I were looking for a flats boat, I'd have to consider these. The 20ft. CC they plan on bringing out, might be interesting!
posted 01-09-2002 02:57 PM ET (US)
p.s. to the above:
This boat just won the Boating News, Coastal Boating Lifstyles Boat of the Year Award.
posted 01-09-2002 04:38 PM ET (US)
After reviewing their website, and wiping the drool off my monitor, all I can say is if I ever want to change out of a Whaler, this would be my first and only other pick for a boat that sized.
And I don't make (as a Whaler owner family of three decades behind us...) that statement often.
posted 01-09-2002 04:41 PM ET (US)
I love the teak steering pod and teak cockpit sole in the Carolina 20. These are details in the classic Whaler style. This boat was reviewed in one of the flyfishing magazines. I'll try to dig up the issue and post the asking price. I recall it was pretty steep.
posted 01-09-2002 06:10 PM ET (US)
These boats seem to be detailed like the high end Buddy Davis, Merritt and Rybovich sport fishermen.
I'll bet they are pricey, for the high end flats market, but the hulls look pretty ordinary. Love the teak floor detail, just like the luxury sport fishermen have.
When I was considering a custom 27 Guardian, I thought a teak strip floor would be a nice addition to a Whaler.
posted 01-10-2002 10:25 AM ET (US)
The hull has a sort of "classic" look to it. The aft freeboard has a "reverse" chine like the old Chris Craft mahoganys and a bow flair that Buddy Davis would be proud of. From the top, the forward 2/3s of the deck even flairs outboard.
I agree, the teak decking, teak console pod and teak rubrail details look nice. Has anyone an idea as to the cost? I repeat, these have that "yacht" look that reminds me of another classic we're all fond of.....
posted 01-10-2002 10:43 AM ET (US)
Don't quote me but I think some guys from Merritt started these. There were a couple of original ones that were actually cold molded versions like the big boys. A dealer in Point Pleasant, NJ had a new one outside I checked out, absolutely beautiful. They are supposedly working on a larger bay boat version. lhg, your right, plain jane running bottom with sharp entry and lots and lots of Carolina Flair. I am sure it is more high tech than it looks or should I say high tech/low tech. High drool factor.
posted 01-10-2002 04:17 PM ET (US)
I'm still looking for the magazine, but my recollection is that they are asking close to $40k for the Carolina 20 with power.
posted 01-10-2002 04:38 PM ET (US)
Howdy Hauptjm. Nice looking line (?) of one boat. I'm not a flats boat person, but that 20 looks like a winner. I look forward to a Montauk type. It will have to be sensational to get me to switch.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 01-10-2002 08:49 PM ET (US)
Definately not for me, and definately not nearly as nice as a Classic Whaler. I do appreciate anyone who adds links to their messages to check out new boats and/or other brands of boats. I am hoping someday someone will add a link to a boat company making the Classic Whaler design again!!! Jack.
posted 01-15-2002 12:59 AM ET (US)
I found the magazine: Base price for the Carolina Bay 20 with a Yamaha HPDI 150 is $49,900.
posted 01-15-2002 09:44 AM ET (US)
$2,500.00 a foot. Wow! I seem to remember Whalers going for $1,000.00 a foot back awhile ago. Now, of course, more. Although, I'm not interested in a flats boat, I'd really like to see this one just to see the craftsmanship. To this day, my wife doesn't understand how I can stare at a Shelby Cobra dashboard for a half hour or look, touch and feel a well rabbitted joint and barely blink. Art can be found in funny places.
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