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nautic star bay boat

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I am in the market for a used bay boat around $15,000. Mostly inshore, Point Auchenes, Lake De Cade, Coccodrie, Grand Isle. I don't want a boat that will draft too low. May want to go out a ways if I get a good boat that will take some waves. I have been browsing the ads here and noticed alot of Nautic Star's for sale. I am now questioning the purchase of this brand because of how many are for sale. Is this a good boat, or are the people selling for other reasons. I don't want to buy a boat that does not perform well. Not sure about Champion, heard they had problems with transom and are they still in business? Any suggestions on why or what brand to look for? Thanks
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Nautic Star
nautic star would be a fine midpriced boat. Just have it checked out by a trusty mechanic. You see alot for sale because of the economy. For your budget, you are probably looking at a used kenner, nautic star, blue wave type bay boats.
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nautic star
I have a 2010 Nautic Star 1810 bay boat powered by a 115 Yamaha 4-stroke. I bought it new and have been extremely pleased with the boat. I looked at Tidewater (comparably priced), but the Nautic Star had many more features and seemed better built. It has a really dry ride, even in a pretty decent chop. No wood construction, very functional layout, drafts very little water, and is quite easy on gas. I can run from the East Pearl River launch on highway 90 across Lake Borgne and fish the Biloxi marsh and burn a little less than half a tank of gas (35 gallon tank). The only option I would get if I did it over again is hydraulic steering just because it's a nice feature. I would have to agree with previous post that the reason for so many sales is likely the economy. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions.
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