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Krabi Sunset 24-04-2018 11:12

Which cruiser would you consider
 
I am looking to buy a brand new boat, cruiser $150k-$200k on the water with all the upgrades ticked except for a few.

I was looking at the Regal 26, but then when browsing their bigger boats I found the 33 has a big grill area/fridge/wet-bar in the cockpit... and of course now I have to have that.

I have since found that the idea of putting a grill on the deck somewhere, be it the cockpit or the transom, is not entirely uncommon.... in $300k-$1m boats.

So what I want is a cruiser, any size really that has a grill/wet-bar be it electric or gas on the deck somewhere.

I have seen some models where you get a grill on a leg to mount somewhere on the boat, and yes I am aware you can put a grill on a mount on any boat ... I want the full wet-bar/trash can/fridge/grill

Any boats jump into your minds?

Flod 24-04-2018 11:32

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
Well if blue water cruising is your plan I might consider other aspects of the boat than the grill and wet bar. But if you like me mainly plan coastal cruising and lots of social life I would consider Dufour 412. It have a nice grill and wet bar area and looks like a nice boat to me.

Krabi Sunset 24-04-2018 11:35

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flod (Post 2621095)
Well if blue water cruising is your plan I might consider other aspects of the boat than the grill and wet bar. But if you like me mainly plan coastal cruising and lots of social life I would consider Dufour 412. It have a nice grill and wet bar area and looks like a nice boat to me.

Mainly coastal, certainly no difficult passages.

DuFour 412 is a yacht. I posted in powered cruisers because I don't want a sailboat. Thanks anyway.

Shrew 24-04-2018 11:43

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
Regal 26 - 33 with with a wet bar, grill, fridge.

This sounds like you're describing the Regal Express Cruisers (powerboats).

Select Your Region | USA, Canada, International | Regal Boats

Is this correct?

Flod 24-04-2018 11:45

Which cruiser would you consider
 
Oh! I just assumed we were talking sailing vessels. Power boats with nice wet bar areas should be easy to find

Krabi Sunset 24-04-2018 11:57

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shrew (Post 2621106)
Regal 26 - 33 with with a wet bar, grill, fridge.

This sounds like you're describing the Regal Express Cruisers (powerboats).

Select Your Region | USA, Canada, International | Regal Boats

Is this correct?

Yes, that is correct.

Did I post in the wrong category? Isn't Powered Boats the right place to have posted about powerboats?

sailorboy1 24-04-2018 12:07

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
You need a bigger boat than a 33’ imo based on your initial post.

ranger42c 24-04-2018 12:26

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Krabi Sunset (Post 2621082)
I have since found that the idea of putting a grill on the deck somewhere, be it the cockpit or the transom, is not entirely uncommon.... in $300k-$1m boats.

So what I want is a cruiser, any size really that has a grill/wet-bar be it electric or gas on the deck somewhere.


Magma makes propane grills that adapt to several different kinds of mount bases... and one of those can be a stub that fits down into a (fish) rod-holder.

Might be others like that.

But that suggests any boat with easily accessible rod-holders could work. We ran a 33' (nominal, actually about 38' OAL) fishboat for a while and often cooked in the cockpit with that arrangement.

I'd guess any electric grill would work in a cockpit if you've got AC current available there. Which in turn suggests shorepower, or genset power at anchor, or perhaps some of those will work with a hefty inverter when anchored.

I'm not aware of any brands under about 45' that include a built-in grill in the cockpit, whereas wet bars and ice-makers are relatively common. Ice-makers are often AC-only, back to that shorepower/genset/inverter thing.

You might look at Cruisers (the brand), if those are available where you are...

-Chris

ranger42c 24-04-2018 13:05

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ranger42c (Post 2621133)
You might look at Cruisers (the brand), if those are available where you are...


Or Sea Ray, of course. If you haven't already.

-Chris

Smart555 24-04-2018 13:34

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Krabi Sunset (Post 2621082)
I am looking to buy a brand new boat, cruiser $150k-$200k on the water with all the upgrades ticked except for a few.

I was looking at the Regal 26, but then when browsing their bigger boats I found the 33 has a big grill area/fridge/wet-bar in the cockpit... and of course now I have to have that.

I have since found that the idea of putting a grill on the deck somewhere, be it the cockpit or the transom, is not entirely uncommon.... in $300k-$1m boats.

So what I want is a cruiser, any size really that has a grill/wet-bar be it electric or gas on the deck somewhere.

I have seen some models where you get a grill on a leg to mount somewhere on the boat, and yes I am aware you can put a grill on a mount on any boat ... I want the full wet-bar/trash can/fridge/grill

Any boats jump into your minds?

don't buy Regal!:facepalm:
we having brand new Regal 32 express and 2 years of use it was a nightmare!
half of the time the boat was on service:banghead:

Just Cause 25-04-2018 09:00

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
I wouldn't buy a "Cruisers" either unless they have changed. For what you want I would suggest a used (in good shape) to give you what you are looking for. It is a "Buyers" market so why pay the depreciation and you will get way more Bang for the Buck!!! Just because it is new does NOT mean you have a trouble free boat. IMO.

hamburking 25-04-2018 09:22

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Krabi Sunset (Post 2621082)
So what I want is a cruiser, any size really that has a grill/wet-bar be it electric or gas on the deck somewhere.

No need to MOUNT a wet bar...the boat IS a wet bar!!!
The question is how to mount sails on the wet bar!!!

roundabouts 25-04-2018 12:33

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
I'm new here but I'd agree with the user who suggested choosing a boat based on how she handles the water you'll be in most often. I find the grill/bar setup aspect of power boating to be fairly plug and play to some degree (Burnewinn mounts come to mind). That said, Coastal Craft makes some nice boats in that range that would likely do you well. I'm on the water under power to fish more often than not but as a cruiser I enjoy living aboard so you might consider an Ocean Sport Roamer. Best of luck hunting!

Edit: To be more specific regarding a, 'plug and play bar and grill': a Magma grill on a Burnnewin mount and some Deep Blue (Sea?) cup, holders, suction mounted trays and you're good to go.

Al B 27-04-2018 05:17

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
I have a Regal 2860 Commodore , Around 30 ft
Your topic RE : refrigerator on deck is what I am dealing with .
My Regal is a 2004 .
Always felt the deck refrigerator was a waste of space only holding overfill from cabin refrigerator .
Few weeks ago noticed deck refrigerator was not cooling . I keep a cooler on swim platform which is loaded with beverages . PU ice from marina . Lot colder and holds lot more . Swim platform is quite wide, Cooler doubles as my seat while fishing in calm waters ONLY .
Pulled old refrigerator a rust bucket. Chunks of rust falling off all over deck .
Always felt deck on Regal is Pretty , not practical . I like fishing not serious fishing , ( cant do any serious fishing on a fancy smanchy cruiser deck ) No storage under seating . Could have been planned better .
Not purchasing a new refrigerator .
Around same dollars my plan is too have Boat Outfitters make a 2 draw / tackle combo unit made of starboard finished . Installs in same cavity . Seems I had a leak in sink & drain that was not visible and a slight drip over years rusted refrigerator but major damage was too plywood floor. No glass over plywood , plywood with a vinyl sheet cover . I can only assume Regal installed this piece of non protected wood as additional support too refrigerator . Cut out rotten plywood
The good that came out of this . I have twin engines and getting too generator is impossible . Cutting out that small piece of rotten plywood I now have access too generator . So once new draws are installed I will only have too remove a few screws and get too generator for service
Good luck with your search for a Regal

jsc7 04-05-2018 08:51

Re: Which cruiser would you consider
 
At this size and price point, I would not get a built in grill. The built in electric grills that come in mid-sized boats (30-40 feet) are small and wimpy.

You far better off getting a good quality boat and bringing aboard your own gas-powered portable grill. This will be a far better experience than a built-in grill. Portable gas-powered grills made especially for boats are just a way better thing, than built-in electric grills.

Forget the deck refrigerator on a boat under 40 feet. It will be insanely small and the drinks will be 45-degrees luke warm. It will fit like two cans of soda. Basically it will be worthless. I have a 31-foot Boston Whaler with a frig in the cabin and I can tell you it is a small, warm fridge that is barely big enough to be useful. A deck fridge on a mid-sized boat is basically worthless.

What I do on my boat for drinks is fill up either the live well or the fish tanks with ice, depending on how many people. I can easily provide drinks for up to 10 people ice cold all afternoon. Thats 30-40 cans, bottles, cold cuts, sandwiches, whatever else I can fit in there. That's the way to do it.
When the day is over, I just pump the melt water out of the tanks. On a Whaler the live well is actually configured to be used as a backup ice chest.

If your boat has no fish tanks or live well, just use a cooler. Way better than a fridge. There are coolers made specifically for the hot, rugged conditions of a boat and they work well.


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