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sunny posted 12-03-2003 09:58 AM ET (US)   Profile for sunny   Send Email to sunny  
Apart from the 2 foot difference in these two boats are they significantly different. Does the 25 foot version have a much larger cabin? Is there significantly more space to fish from in the 25 foot model? For those who purchased the 23 foot model did you consider the 25 foot version? If so, what were the trade offs except for the extra cost. Would you buy the 25 if you could now etc. thanks. Sunny
ivansfo posted 12-03-2003 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for ivansfo  Send Email to ivansfo     
When I got my 23, I don't remember the 255 Conquest being available. I looked at the new 255 at boat show last year and found it's a nice boat too. Everything such as cockpit space and cabin seems a tad bigger and it's nicely put together like all Whalers.

If I were to do it again, I would still get the 23 because I trailer it and don't want something too big to handle. The 255 would require a bigger truck to tow and probably uses a tad more gas.


TRAFFICLAWYER posted 12-03-2003 03:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
I have a 03 255 Conquest/twin 200 Yamaha HPDI's. Tow a triple axle with a Sierra crew cab Duramax/Allison 650 miles each way. Yes It's bigger,no problem towing, great boat,am thouroughly satisfied.
Rob Ault posted 12-03-2003 05:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rob Ault  Send Email to Rob Ault     
I would to speak with the guy who has the 255 with 200 Yahama's. I do my boating in the western area of Lake Erie. I have never talked to anyone with the 255. I have an opportunity to buy a 255 with a pair of 200 Yamaha's. How does the boat handle a good chop? Do you sleep aboard? Is it comfortable. At what speed do you go on plane.

My wife and I currently have a Sea Ray 300 Weekender. Its a great boat but we are looking for something to trailer and felt the BW 255 looked interesting.

Any comments?


sunny posted 12-03-2003 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for sunny  Send Email to sunny     
Traffic lawyer how does your 255 stack up against the conquest 23 foot version?
TRAFFICLAWYER posted 12-03-2003 08:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
I'd be delighted to discuss the 255 with anybody who cares to, however my comments would exceed the allocated bandwidth
of this site.To that end if you are interested email me your Ttel# and I'll call you.

Please no spammers!

sunny posted 12-06-2003 02:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for sunny  Send Email to sunny     
Traffic lawyer--have you ever compared your boat to the 23 foot version. If you have. please give your impression thanks sunny
TRAFFICLAWYER posted 12-06-2003 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
No, largely due to the fact it was obsolete at the time I was in the market. Primarily I needed a boat to make runs from florida to the bahamas and the 255 was the minimum comfort level for me that would accomodate and also allow the efficient use of twins.I believe there is a significant difference in cabin space,design and overall size.
bsmotril posted 12-08-2003 12:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
I have a 23, and have looked quite a bit at the 25. The 25 has a lot more volume than the 23 in the cabin area due to the wider beam. It also has room for a separate head and galley area that the 23 does not have. The galley gives you the option of a second home tax deduction, which the 23 lacks as it comes from the factory.

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