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Not to start a new topic but the wife and I talked. There are so many different boats it makes your head spin!!

Can anyone tell me what is going to give us by far the largest cabin down below under 30 feet?

As you all know I have 3 little ones. We want to be able to crash down there once and a while. I just can't pull the trigger on a cruiser. Just can't do it :devious:

The only real "crossover" I could find was the 31' Formula SS but that is way over my head...

Thanks all. This is the best forum out there!

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Pick one! :D I'll see if I can find an interior picture of my boat. The wife & I sleep in the Vee berth, The kids on the U bench. Has potty, water and we have a cruise air AC for hot nights.
 

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I'm sorry that I don't have better pics at the moment, but what about the Baja 302 Islander?
 

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I'm sorry that I don't have better pics at the moment, but what about the Baja 302 Islander?
I think the islander is an open bow isn't it? :D

Anyways, from his other thread, he is talking about the 15k price range. Both those boats are out of that range. He would be lucky to find a 242 Formula in that price range and the 302 Baja is way out of range. You might be able to find a 232 or 236 Baja for that money but your talking about no where near that space in the cuddy.

My buddy had a Checkmate 261 Pursuader that had alot of room to sleep everyone down in the cuddy because the v-berth part and the sofa's were all on the same level and you could make them all one big bed. It seems to me that his boat sold in the $20s though so that is out of your range too.

To get a large cuddy in a go fast hull and stay in your budget, your probably going to have to get an 80's era boat.
 

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The 302 Baja is HUGE ! It feels much larger inside the boat, and still looks pretty good on the water too.

Another option would be a 31 Sonic for cabin room.

Both the boats above are twin engine, are you looking for single?
 

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Canada Jeff said:
The 302 Baja is HUGE ! It feels much larger inside the boat, and still looks pretty good on the water too.

Another option would be a 31 Sonic for cabin room.
Agreed on the Baja. I love the Sonic cabin for the ammenities, but if you plan to spend the night in it, the v-birth is almost too narrow for 2 people to sleep comfortably.

For under 30 feet, I recommend the Sunsation 288... we slept on ours comfortably every weekend. :vcol:
 

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The only real "crossover" I could find was the 31' Formula SS but that is way over my head...

Thanks all. This is the best forum out there!

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Wait a few months, with gas prices and the economy there might be some real bargains coming.
Watch the REPO sites like LAB Marine in Rock Hall, MD.
One man's loss is another man's dream come true.
Hate to sound like an insensitive prick, but that's the way of things.
 

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The 28 Active Thunder has is a single with a big cabin as well, but there is nothing out there in the $15K price range.
 

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my 25 Checkmate had one of the biggest cabins in the 25' boats. I checked them all out at the boat show and went with the Check because of this.

But My Sonic has a bigger cabin ;)
 

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You can't have a big cabin like the 30+ footers offer in a smaller [ under 26'] boat around 15 K . The only boat with single around 15 K if you're lucky that has a decent cabin is a Mirage like mine. The Baja 25 OL and the Sonic 26 has a decent cabin .

here is a picture of my cabin. Sink & port-o-potty under cushion in the middle. Opposite bench seats that I couldn't get in the picture without a wide angle lens.



The Mirage is happy in snotty conditions like this

 

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Here's a comparison of two boats for size .
My friend's 33' Donzi and my 25'7" Mirage .
Interestingly the Donzi's cabin is quite small , so is my other friend's 35 Fountain's cabin :winker: .
To have a decent cabin for a family with kids ,should get a 26' cruiser , like a Searay ot Formula SS .
If you don't mind twins , there's a 27 footer for a reasonable asking price in this link >http://www.powerboatlistings.com/mirage/


 
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