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Offshore Performance Boat Under 26' With Windshield - Does This Exist?

Offshore Performance Boat Under 26' With Windshield - Does This Exist?

Old 03-22-2012, 11:31 PM
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Default Offshore Performance Boat Under 26' With Windshield - Does This Exist?

I've been looking for an under 26' offshore performance boat with a full windshield, and I am starting to believe they don't exist. You can get some cats not really geared toward offshore with windshields and canopies, but that's about all I've seen.

I want a full windshield for several reasons: 1) wind noise (my ears really can't take the wind noise anymore, even with ear plugs), 2) wind blast is tiring, and 3) too cold for me and my passengers out in the Pacific in SoCal off season.

I've found plenty of lake boats with windshields (the norm), but the hulls don't have much deadrise, and I don't trust them to stay together in the Pacific.

If anyone has any leads, let me know.

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:32 PM
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26 Velocity is right up your alley
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:45 PM
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Powerquest 260 SX
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assuming you are looking at new stuff? if not check out 85-90 formula 242ls....
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A Formula 271 SR1 would be around 26 feet long transom to tip. This would be something a little newer than the 242LS.
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Originally Posted by Michael1 View Post
I've been looking for an under 26' offshore performance boat with a full windshield, and I am starting to believe they don't exist. You can get some cats not really geared toward offshore with windshields and canopies, but that's about all I've seen.

I want a full windshield for several reasons: 1) wind noise (my ears really can't take the wind noise anymore, even with ear plugs), 2) wind blast is tiring, and 3) too cold for me and my passengers out in the Pacific in SoCal off season.

I've found plenty of lake boats with windshields (the norm), but the hulls don't have much deadrise, and I don't trust them to stay together in the Pacific.

If anyone has any leads, let me know.

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Old 03-23-2012, 01:20 AM
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The Powerquest 260 or the 237 both have windshields and are built to be used on Lake Michigan (very high quality). Trust me, you cant go wrong.
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27 Fountain....everybody says its a a 25
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Most importanly, what do you call "offshore" ?
One used to be able to get a 23' Stingray with a winshield and a 502/415. But that's not exactly an "offshore boat".

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:43 AM
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Why the 26 ft # ????
Seem like what you really want is a boat with some freeboard to get out of the wind somewhat.
A 271 Fastec or 272 Baja would fit the bill and are the same length as a 25 Outlaw. A 25 Active Thunder is about 27' long with a swim platform and is very deep. Add a 6-8" plexiglass wind deflector and you won't hardly get any wind.
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