Hello! Recently purchased a new 242 CC with a 300 HP Yamaha engine. It's a great-looking boat! Love how it rides too and the comfortable bow seating area. Have had some issues including incorrect wiring so house battery wasn't charging and we lost all electronics while boating, incorrect wiring so motor would start without battery on, wiring not done to USB port, flood light fell off as it was not installed properly, and already seeing some cracks in the gel coat. There was trash in the bilge too (e.g. pencils, zip ties, screws, and hose clamps). We love the boat but wonder if we made a mistake purchasing during COVID-19 times (experienced workers out on admin leave? Or, is there always a lack of quality control?). Even with these problems, based on one month of use, we would buy a Sailfish again; however, we would do a much more thorough examination and testing before purchase.
Wow. Sorry you had such an experience and hoping it improves with time. I had some minor issues with my boat when new, but nothing like yours. I think trash in the bilge is an issue for most manufacturers, but the wiring issues are surprising.
I'm hoping in a few months this is all water-over-the-dam and you're still enjoying the boat.
I tell you all boats have bugs to work out. It shouldn’t be happening but it does. My buddies yellowfin had a few wiring problems from the factory and a buddy that bought a new 29 Everglades last month had wiring problems where he lost all electronics 65 miles out. Then about half way in his steering went out. You pay that much money for a boat, you expect it to perform properly.
however, we would do a much more thorough examination and testing before purchase.
I tell everyone that is buying a new boat the same. A survey of a new boat can be just as valuable if not more so than when buying used. At least with a used boat the bugs have usually been worked out by previous owners.
I'd call Seminole Marine and tell them first hand about trash being left in the bilge and the wiring issues. So.meone is not paying attention at the factory and they need to know.
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mdebonis11: specifically in 241cc model
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fishnfool: ed you might try posting this up top for better visibility.
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fishnfool: Welcome Rich. Congrats!
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finatic: Closing in on 700 nice, minus one we lost one.
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rjkuenning: Hello, My name is Bob and I am purchasing a new 2021 245DC. I boat in the Cleawater Florida area.
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fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
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finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
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finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
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