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roofer posted 08-10-2004 11:09 AM ET (US)   Profile for roofer   Send Email to roofer  
Does anyone have any initial thoughts about this boat?

I would really like to see one. I currently have a 2000 18ft Outrage, which I use on Lake Michigan to fish and water-ski. This looks like it could be a nice boat.

Jamber posted 08-11-2004 10:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jamber  Send Email to Jamber     
Chris (cmarques) posted some "spy" photos a while back...

My local dealer said he would call me when he gets one in.


AQUANUT posted 08-11-2004 11:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for AQUANUT  Send Email to AQUANUT     
we have two on order for our dealership,
will elaborate when they get here

ocuyler posted 08-11-2004 11:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for ocuyler  Send Email to ocuyler     
Initial thoughts? Yea. Really nice and really expensive...
roofer posted 08-13-2004 09:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for roofer  Send Email to roofer     
thanks, that is a good link.
BOB KEMMLER JR posted 08-13-2004 06:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
Expensive?maybe,depends how you look at it.I forget what the base price was at the moment,i think 42-45k.For what you get at that price i think it's pretty decently priced.I'd like to see the cost of the options though.might jump up to 60k real fast,now thats EXPENSIVE!
BOB KEMMLER JR posted 08-20-2004 12:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
well thanks to the build it function on the whaler website,i now have a more accurate price.51k and some change with no electronics.Thats with 200hp,trailer,swim platform,sun top,fishing package and v berth fillers.not that bad for what you get
erik selis posted 08-20-2004 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
I am seriously considering on purchasing one next year when I will also upgrade my towing car to Pick-Up or SUV. I wouldn't be able to tow it with this car at this moment.
I'm glad we now have a realistic idea of the price. I would also go for the 200hp-engine, sun top and full canvas set,fishing package, swim platform but no electronics.

I wonder if they will offer the 200hp-Verado engine in the future. As far as I can see they only offer this engine as an option on the 210 Outrage. I wonder why.


Camuyano posted 08-20-2004 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Camuyano  Send Email to Camuyano     

No, don’t move up! Who’s gonna represent us 170 Montauk owners on the other side of the pond? :-)

To tell you the truth I’ve been thinking of moving up in a few years myself but I think I would skip the 20-footers and move up to something in the 30 foot range with more cruising potential.

I was just curious as to what you were eying as your next tow vehicle. Being in Europe I’m sure you have a wider selection of compact trucks with a small diesel engines that would give you plenty of power for towing as well as economy. In the US small diesels haven’t caught on yet and one would have to move up to 1 ton trucks before diesel is an option.

I’ve been considering the VW Touareg with the TDI engine for my next vehicle. It has plenty of power for towing and its manageable and economic enough for everyday driving. I’ll just let VW work out all the bugs first.


ocuyler posted 08-20-2004 07:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for ocuyler  Send Email to ocuyler     
I just realized that the Eastport with the optional 200 HP is a 50 MPH boat! Now THAT'S impressive.
Yiddil posted 08-20-2004 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
52 K for a few options, although its a nice Boat, I think the better deal for me was the I missing something here , did it say 700 extra to go from a 115 to a 150 Merc????? I liked the Easport but at that price Ill live with the Nantucket I got in MAy:))))and at a 45 percent discount mades it very affordable....actually you could almost get two NAntuckets if you add a few options and get above the 52K mark...
lizabethie posted 08-20-2004 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for lizabethie  Send Email to lizabethie     
Yiddil - 45% discount and 2 of our boats for $52K?!?!?! Who was your dealer? I'm gonna buy the Eastport from them! Surfside 3 sure wasn't giving us any deals like that... (They acted like we were twisting their arms at $31K! with the fishing package, bottom paint, trailer, and canvas.)

I really pressured Mark up to the Nantucket from the Montauk, and now that he sees the Eastport (with the overnight cabin he REALLY wanted on any boat) he's a little peeved at me. I just didn't think I could go another year without a boat! But, if the 23' comes to production in a few years, well then... maybe we can upgrade. :D

erik selis posted 08-21-2004 03:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     

I like the Nantucket too, but I think the Eastport 205 is more like the 210 Outrage if you look at size, weight and engine rating. So I would compare the prices of these 2 boats. The big advantage over here is the cuddy: Although small, it offers just enough room for sheltering and the porta potti speaks for itself. I like the fact that you can get the sun-top with the side and back curtains directly from the factory. Not that I don't like Mills (I think their quality may be better) but it isn't easy (and very expensive) to get that stuff shipped over the Atlantic.


My 170 Montauk is a fantastic boat and actually I don't plan on trading her in or selling her. I would like to use her mainly in summer, for Walleye and Pike fishing and also trailer her to the Med. as I do every year. This boat was made for the Med. :-) (coast) I would use the Eastport during the colder, wetter (there are many in the Benelux) months to go cod fishing in our coastal waters. This is mainly done at anchor. The Eastport would be much better suited and comfortable.
I can understand you saying you would like to go up to a 30-footer if you would upgrade. So would I but then I would surely have to sell my 170 and would loose the flexibility of trailering both. Not to mention...I can't afford it just yet. :-)
There is a huge selection of 4-cyl, high performance diesel SUV's and Pick-Up's available in this part of our world. I have my eye on the 2.5l Touareg 6-speed manual. It can pull up to 7700lbs with brakes on the trailer. I also like the 2.7l Grand Cherokee also with a 7700lbs tow capacity. There are many to choose from all in the same price category.


BOB KEMMLER JR posted 08-21-2004 09:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
Yiddil-I almost got a nantucket myself,but it was almost 40k loaded up with the options i wanted,and the Mrs, wasn't all that crazy about the layout.With the 205 i gain a little bit of size and she'll help pay the bill,kind of makes the choice between the two simple lol
Camuyano posted 08-21-2004 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Camuyano  Send Email to Camuyano     
45% off?! I too want to know who Yiddil's dealer is. He is very close to me in the Potomac. I had to beg Sea Ray of Richmond for a spare tire! They wouldn't let me do my own DMV/DGIF registration and charged me over $100 for it.

Erik: You are my hero! Perhaps I will reconsider and get a 20-footer and keep the Montauk. That way I could ship the Montauk to the Med for a season and still have a boat at home. After all, if you say that the Montauk was built for the Med, then who am I to argue with that logic. :-)


Yiddil posted 08-21-2004 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I better clarify...before Im flogged....the eastport is like 52 with some extras, the Nantucket wasnt 45 percent off, it was approximittly 45 persent less to buy the Nantucket at around 29-36 thou...Hope that clarifies:))

Yes I understand about the eastport being similar to the 21 outrage...but thats still only 44-48 its cheaper yet...and thats the one Id get had I the choice...

I guess its a matter of personal pref. and $$$$ signs...cause I still think Its a better deal to get the Nantucket for the money..30plus thou...verses 44-52 thou....Save 14-22 thou...thats a real hunk of change!!! and for another 7 you can get two Nantuckets:)) heheh

PSW posted 08-23-2004 02:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
Saw the Eastport a few days ago and crawled around the boat on my way to the Pursuit dock. Not real impressed. Looks like a trophy to me. Whaler is keeping the conquest line as real boats and is using this Eastport to just meet a price point. I am 5'11" and when I laid down in the birth my feet went out the cabin door? Anyway it is still a whaler and has some good features, but it is really not much to get excited over. But the 20-22 foot cuddy market is tough for a buidler to be in if they are producing top notch boats.


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