Boat building advice needed

 Hi all,

I have decided to get a new ally boat built. Idea is to get a 7.6m islander cab. Seriously considering going with Genesis Craft for various reasons.

Just want to see if anyone out there has any advice for or against using Genesis. It is a big investment and I want to make the right decision here.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Cheers.

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Sent  ya message mate 

Fri, 2021-06-11 10:52

Sent  ya message mate 

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 Thanks for the message mate.

Fri, 2021-06-11 10:54

 Thanks for the message mate. Received and will take into consideration. Much appreciated.

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Not Islander Cab but

Fri, 2021-06-11 12:21

I do have a 7.7m Genesis cabin.  One of the first built....it's now 19 years old.  On my third set of motors....set 2 and 3 were/are twin 150hp 4 stroke Yamahas.  These are pretty well perfect for it.

2.7m beam

From a purely fishing point of view, best boat I have ever fished out of.  Heaps of room, fish 4 if you need to, plenty of rod holders on the cabin and around the gunnels, good kill tank, cray tipper/winch.  Just about 3.5 ton completely full, so (just) legally towable with 200 series Landcruiser.  I tow it to Denham for Shelter Bay trip each year.

Rides a bit hard, most glass boats are better :-).  But easy to run up on the beach at Shelter Bay and can take the knocks a glass boat can't.  7.7m glass boat at 2.7m beam would be hell heavy.

I've been out in some god aweful conditions and always felt safe.

What would I buy next?  Nothing, mine is just fine, but if I had $250k burning a hole in my pocket I'd still go Ali.  Would it be Genesis?  Maybe, but I think there are better out there.

 

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 Overall sounds like a solid

Sat, 2021-06-12 09:32

 Overall sounds like a solid boat then. Definitely don't have $250k. Thanks for the info mate.

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You don't need that much

Mon, 2021-06-14 12:26

 for what I have, but you'd need $150k for a new one I would think.

$250k is top of the line with all fruit

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 $150k sounds about right.

Tue, 2021-06-15 07:19

 $150k sounds about right. Will no doubt blow out a bit.

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 Have you considered Oceanic?

Mon, 2021-06-14 12:36

 Have you considered Oceanic? Seems to be a good hull. 

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 Yup, considering them as

Tue, 2021-06-15 07:17

 Yup, considering them as well as Razorline and Marineline.

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