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TunaciousD posted 01-28-2007 12:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for TunaciousD   Send Email to TunaciousD  
I just returned from the Charleston Boat Show where I had the opportunity to talk a factory rep and inspect several models on hand, in particular the Outrage 240. I am considering this model as well as similar sized offerings from Edgewater and McKee Craft as my next step up from my 16 Dauntless. I was wondering if anyone could share their experience, opinions, likes/dislikes pertaining to the Outrage 240's ride, fishability, functionality, etc. Thanks in advance!
jsgrise posted 01-31-2007 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for jsgrise  Send Email to jsgrise     
My suggestion would be that you should go to a dealer for a test ride or travel down to the Miami Boat Show. Expensive but I think it worth the money when willing to spend over 100,000$ on a boat.

Seb

Sal A posted 01-31-2007 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
A 240 Outrage was slipped a few boats down from mine in my marina the past two years. I have not ridden on it; I hear it is smooth. I like the high gunwales. I don't like the lack of space due to the eurotransom. The boat appears to have marginally more internal space than the 190 Outrage.
mcmahojo posted 01-31-2007 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for mcmahojo  Send Email to mcmahojo     

I agree with Sal. I looked at moving from my 210 Outrage to the 240. I would gain a head, but otherwise see little difference in cockpit or deck space.
bluewaterpirate posted 01-31-2007 12:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
If you have an Everglades dealer in your area take a look at their 240cc model.

http://www.evergladesboats.com/240cc/240.htm

Tom

KSFLOORCOVERING posted 02-01-2007 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for KSFLOORCOVERING  Send Email to KSFLOORCOVERING     
TunaciousD,
I looked at EdgeWater and McKee Craft before buying my Whaler. I was also looking at the newer 240 Outrage. You already have a Whaler "which I did not".

Here is what I found. There are alot of great boat builders out there and I tested several of them. EdgeWater was one of them. The biggest thing however was resale value and that is why I chose Whaler.


I have never seen something that depreciates as much as boats. Buy another brand and find out! I bought my boat for $45,000 two years ago and I can probably get $43,000 for it. You do the math $1,000 a year.

By the way I ended up getting in 2004 an awsome 2000 23 Outrage with twin 150 Yamaha's. It is awsome and I promise if I would have bought new another brand it would have cost me more then $1000 a year.

There other great boat builders out there. However there is only one Boston Whaler builder out there.
Ben

TunaciousD posted 02-11-2007 10:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for TunaciousD  Send Email to TunaciousD     
Thanks to all that replied to my post. I have decided to hold on to my 1999 160 Dauntless for one more year before I move up. I visited the Charlotte boat show and viewed yet another 240 Outrage, albeit with a soft top, and although I was impressed with the boat it's self, one fact continues to bother me...the dealer, Hall Marine, who self proclaims themselves as the 6th largest Whaler dealer in the land, had a 2005, three 2006's and who knows as many 2007 year classes of the same 240 Outrage model in stock. The question that rises is why are they not selling? Every review I have read speaks nothing but positives, yet when questioned the dealers response placed a generic blame on the economy. I was not satisfied with that answer. Anyone have any clue as to why this model is not selling?
Scott Grey posted 02-13-2007 07:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scott Grey  Send Email to Scott Grey     
The 240 outrage is a nice boat. I think the biggest reason they are not selling is price! $100,000 plus is alot for a 24' boat. I looked at one before i bought my 190 outrage and thought is was awsome! but when you look at $100,000 and a boat payment of around $700 a month for 15 years, i didn't think it was a good buy for that kind of money. Just my opinion.
tully_mars posted 02-13-2007 09:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
Can't comment on the pricing, but it is one of the best riding boats I have been in for that size. When the Verado first came out I got a chance to ride in one and it did extremely well. We even took it out a little in the gulf and it just skipped along the top of the waves very smooth.

If what everyone in this thread says is true about cost, six figures for a single engine center console seems really high.

Tully Mars

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