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Mike Brantley posted 02-22-2005 10:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for Mike Brantley   Send Email to Mike Brantley  
I know there is some interest in the new Eastport, and I was glad to get an up-close look at one that was at the MarineMax exhibit at the boat show in Mobile this past weekend. I put 20 photographs of the boat on my Web site. Here is the link:

There has been discussion of the cozy cuddy. There's a photo of my wife and daughter inside. My wife is 5-foot-2 if that provides a frame of reference. I'm 5-foot-10 and found the starboard bunk "doable," but not as comfortable as the longer bunks in my 1980 Revenge V-22. I generally liked most aspects of the boat, though it does command a hefty price. I am absolutely not in the market for such a boat at present, but I did enjoy feeding my curiosity at the boat show. Sure wich we could have made the trip to the big show in Miami the same weekend!

Moe posted 02-22-2005 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Thanks, Mike! These are the best pictures I've seen yet of the Eastport.


Mike Brantley posted 02-22-2005 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
Glad you like the pictures. I could have used a stronger flash in the wider shots, but you get the picture. (grin)

I just ran across some more Eastport pictures on Whaler Central. Here's the link...

Those show a few more details that I didn't take the time to acquire, so I'm glad to see those.

Moe, I can close my eyes and picture you two in a new Eastport. :) But you probably already have the best of both worlds with your two boats.

fno posted 02-23-2005 09:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
What is the canvas/vinyl flap inside the cuddy at the center near the floor hiding?
bluewaterpirate posted 02-23-2005 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
I bet it's batteries ......
John O posted 02-23-2005 11:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Thanks for sharing the pictures. Looks like a a great boat. What are the prices on these rigs. Looks like you daughter is ready to take the helm !

John O

Mike Brantley posted 02-24-2005 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
I'm not sure what's behind the flap in the cabin. I should have looked!

The sign on the boat at the show read $48,995, and that's with the 150 OptiMax on the transom. It's a very nice boat, but it's not what I would call a great bang-for-the-buck price point for this model. Again, though, I'm not in the market, so people who are shopping for this model may think differently.

Yeah, Samantha had a lot of fun on all the boats at the show. She really dug the little mid-berth inside a big Grady-White, and she wanted to sit on every single seat. Only thing was she pitched a holy fit each time we left a boat -- even though we were headed straight to another one! When we got home, I put her on the Revenge in the driveway and let her hang with me there until we had both had our fill of driveway boating. I think she's really going to enjoy being on our boats more this year. She was a little young for it last season. She's 20 months old now. She's the reason we bought the Revenge to go along with our 15 Sport.

Mike Brantley posted 02-24-2005 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
Follow the link above to Whalercentral. That site's Mike (not me) took a peek -- and a picture -- behind the curtain.
where2 posted 02-24-2005 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Curious about the Eastport myself, I checked out the display model at the Miami International Boat Show last weekend. I was disappointed to find that my 6'1" frame would not comfortably fit in the cabin for the night... As my father pointed out, "You'd want to take this one on an extended sea trial before you committed to sleeping in such a small bunk".
jimmy c posted 03-01-2005 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimmy c  Send Email to jimmy c     
Interesting to see the boat show price differances from one coast to another.
Edison, New Jersey Show East port Cuddy with 150 merc opti max salt water,trim tabs,bimini with full canvas, east coast price $46,900
I realy liked the boat,nice simple smooth lines,no frills ,a bit pricy but its a Whaler.
tombro posted 03-02-2005 08:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Bluewaterpirate was right....there are batteries behind the flap in the cuddy. The cuddy comes with screens that velcro attach to the ports for summer use...and a CO detector is standard.

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