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Old 01-23-2017, 09:34 PM   #11
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If you got the 19, you'd want the 21. 2 feet and the extra horses make a big difference when taking friends or out running bad weather.
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:07 AM   #12
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I own a NauticStar, bought it last summer and I really like the boat. I got a good deal on a 231 Coastal, but it had the 150 instead of what its top rating was for (200). It runs fine, gets on plane fine, but with 4 adults and 3 kids, as expected it does feel just a smidge under-powered. Price I paid fully aware going in, in order to get the bigger hull and be able to add a few extras due to the deal I was able to get.

That all being said, I think you will be much happier with the 21ft than the 19ft, and for a 21ft I would definitely go with the 150 if you have the option. At 115 it will run fine, but you'll feel a little underpowered in certain situations.

If the difference in the two is a substantial amount, you just have to weigh the options, but if it's not a big thing on cost, I'd definitely go with the 150 on a 21ft.
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Thank you SurfRidr -

The price I'm getting from three different dealers on the 21 ft is actually less then the 19 (with the same outboard). They say it is due to a promotion from the factory. The 150 is $3000 more then the 115, which is about a 10% increase on the total price. I am retired and fish alone at least half the time. My grand kids are getting old enough to start fishing, so I'm expecting (hoping) they will start coming with me on a regular basis. I guess it's possible to sometimes have a larger group and feel under powered, but I'm starting to think it isn't worth an extra 10% for those few times.
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Thank you SurfRidr -

The price I'm getting from three different dealers on the 21 ft is actually less then the 19 (with the same outboard). They say it is due to a promotion from the factory. The 150 is $3000 more then the 115, which is about a 10% increase on the total price. I am retired and fish alone at least half the time. My grand kids are getting old enough to start fishing, so I'm expecting (hoping) they will start coming with me on a regular basis. I guess it's possible to sometimes have a larger group and feel under powered, but I'm starting to think it isn't worth an extra 10% for those few times.
No doubt in the world it's worth the price increase. Especially when you try to sell it down the road.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:12 AM   #15
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Thank you SurfRidr -

The price I'm getting from three different dealers on the 21 ft is actually less then the 19 (with the same outboard). They say it is due to a promotion from the factory. The 150 is $3000 more then the 115, which is about a 10% increase on the total price. I am retired and fish alone at least half the time. My grand kids are getting old enough to start fishing, so I'm expecting (hoping) they will start coming with me on a regular basis. I guess it's possible to sometimes have a larger group and feel under powered, but I'm starting to think it isn't worth an extra 10% for those few times.
If you can do the 150, I would. In the long run, as stated, your resale will be higher, and overall I think you'll be happier. We were in the same place as you, looking at 2 hulls (in my case the 21 and 23 foot) with the 150 vs. 200; basically the same situation just a slightly larger hull class. The dealer wanted to move the 23 ft off the lot to make room for 2017's coming in, and brought the price down under what we were going to pay for the 21. It necessitated going with the 150 rather than the 200, but for me it was quite literally the difference of being able to buy the 23 foot or not, due to the deal. There have been a few times where I almost think the boat is too big for what I needed, but when we took friends out with their kids (4 adults and 3 children) I felt good about the larger size and I am fine with the "trade off" that I made to get it.

All that said, if it will make that big a difference with your budget, do what you need to, but 5 years from now I can almost guarantee you would never say "man I wish I'd gone with the smaller engine." I think there could be a time where you'd say "man, this is great but the 150 would have been even better." You gotta figure there is a reason they are trying to sweeten the deal on the larger hull without the larger engine, just like they did with mine.

Weigh your options and you just gotta decide. Either way, I think it's a good boat and you'll be happy.

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