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Conquest 21, 205, Eastport
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posted 02-11-2007 08:13 PM ET (US)
I couldn't find specs or threads, please forgive my ignorance but what's the difference between the Conquest 21, which appears to have been produced in the late 90's,, and the Conquest 205 (years?) and the Eastport -- which seemed to be on offer in 2005 only? I'm guessing the Conquest 205 and Eastport are walkarounds where the older Conquest 21 is a cuddy? Any opinions on which is the best of the models? Thanks for any thoughts, Drew
posted 02-11-2007 08:55 PM ET (US)
The Conquest 21 was produced until at least 2000 that I know of.
The 205 Conquest I believe started in 2006
Length 20ft.7in Beam 8 ft.4in. Weight 2,400 fuel 92gal.
20ft.3in. 8ft.4in. 2,600 68
The 1998 21 Conquest that I am lookin at has the slanted back Very stylish...also had a wrap around windshield with opening vent windows ,plus a larger fuel tank.
posted 02-11-2007 11:32 PM ET (US)
I looked at the same two boats, and bought a Conquest 21.
The Euro transom has better access in/out water for the family, is still a formidable fishing machine with higher gunwales for the open water and a bigger cuddy cabin with unique jump seats that convert to more laydown area. We just liked the layout better for family cruising. While it does not have the recessed walk-around, I do not find moving forward to the foc'sle difficult. The older Revenge series seemed far more difficult to get to the anchor locker.
The newer 205 Conquest/Easport has more cockpit space aft for fishing, but the cockpit seemed smaller. Lower freeboard made it seem like a smaller boat. It can be propelled faster with similar power or economically with as little as 150 HP. Among the new models, I would go straight to the 235 Conquest if possible.
There are several of us that regularly contribute here that can give you their experience with each. Good luck!
posted 02-12-2007 08:07 AM ET (US)
The late 90's Conquest 21 has pretty much the same hull as the current 210 Ventura, which I own. It is deep and heavy. We had one in my marina taken on a trade; it was snapped up by someone three states away, sight unseen. Seems to have been a desirable package. Look for 225 horses on the transom if you get one.
posted 02-12-2007 06:54 PM ET (US)
The old style 21ft Conquest is built on a Outrage hull to the best of my knowledge.My 1999 21ft Conquest is much more boat when set alongside the new 205 model.If you can find one with a factory hardtop, bow pulpit and 200hp Optimax you will have a lot more boat and keep some money in the bank.I also have no problem trailing mine also.
posted 02-12-2007 08:10 PM ET (US)
I also have the 2000 21 conquest. I like it much better than the new 21. I feel it is more solid and more boat. With the 200 optimax the boat moves along nicely(between 40 and 45 mph). I dont think the 225 is nesessary. The only thing I wish I had is the factory hardtop , it really makes the boat.
The eastport and the new 21 conquest are the same boat.
posted 02-13-2007 11:24 AM ET (US)
I looked at both boats.
The Eastport 205 was made in 2005 only. I purchased a 2005 Eastport 205.
Whaler renamed the Eastport the Conquest 205 in the 2006 model year. Whaler made no changes to the boat other than the name.
With the rebates, I was able to buy a new 2005 for a similar price to used Conquests available at the time.
There are current rebates and 2005 Eastports available.
Both boats offer slight advantages/disadvantages over the other. Decide how you will use the boat and make the best decision.
Whaler now makes a hard top option for the Conquest 205. I bought the curtain set late last season before I knew this option was available.
posted 02-13-2007 04:16 PM ET (US)
Thanks for all your info....I'll be comparing what's on offer and probably returning to this thread once I find a likely candidate....thanks again, Drew
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