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Old 09-01-2014, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default Opinion: best dive boat for Pensacola area?

I'm considering getting a different boat for general personal use (aka sightseeing with family & friends) and diving. Right now I have a 23' Parker and could use more room.

What is your favorite dive platform for the region? Yeah, I know, even $20k++ will buy a whole bunch of trips on a charter boat, but when one insists on defying reason....they buy a dive boat.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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I think the parker is a great dive setup so maybe a 25 or 28 parker but I am also not a diver just seems like they have plenty of room for all your gear just my very unprofessional opinion also maybe a big catamaran
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:58 AM   #3
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I like the layout of the Parker a lot. However, they can provide a rough ride when the seas are sporty.

Most of the smaller dive charter boats and many of the diving PFF members are using catamarans. 26' Glacier Bay Canyon Runner is one model to look at.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:25 AM   #4
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+1 on a Cat - fishing, diving, whatevering.
Selling your boat whackum? Glaciers are heavier non-planing cats, usu with nice fit & finish....unlike TwinVee.
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:19 PM   #5
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If I wasn't so dead set on cabin space and 120v power (ac & heat), I would get a cat.
However, I want overnight capabilities with creature comfort. Mainly for family camping and winter diving. So my next rig is looking like the wellcraft 290 coastal or 3000 express.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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26' cat, you pick the brand.
I've been on a world cat, glacier bay and twin vee, I love them all.
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