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Old 08-24-2021, 09:28 PM
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Default Fastest 20 foot walleye boat hull? 250HP

I have become more of speed nut. Because when the fishing isnt good i wanna have a fun riding boat.

Out of all the Brands Skeeter, Warrior, Lund , Yarcraft, Ranger, Nitro etc. Which have you had experience with and which was the fastest boat with a 250HP outboard? Can include 300HP but would like to focus on 250HP.
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:34 PM
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Triton, Ranger, Vexus will all run mid-60s without much effort
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Old 08-24-2021, 10:23 PM
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Triton, Ranger, Vexus will all run mid-60s without much effort
Well what does YOUR boat run.
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Old 08-25-2021, 08:00 AM
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Want fast then don't get an aluminum 2075 Tyee....250 HP V8 Pro XS 1 man, 1/2 tank, and fishing gear (kicker and 112 Ulterra) 56mph but it fishes **** nice

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Old 08-25-2021, 10:49 AM
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Want fast then don't get an aluminum 2075 Tyee....250 HP V8 Pro XS 1 man, 1/2 tank, and fishing gear (kicker and 112 Ulterra) 56mph but it fishes **** nice

Marty
well thats a question i was wondering on the tyee, thanks.. i guess the yamaha vf250 sho would not do any better probably
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Old 08-25-2021, 10:58 AM
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The 20ft glass boats have evolved over the last decade and have given some priority to rough water handling and ride over flat out speed. A friend of mine had a 2012 620 with a 250 that was faster than his 2020 620 with a 300.

If you want to get max speed from 250hp, get a bass boat.
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:36 AM
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Speed debates? There's the visits to the fuel pumps to consider also. The last 2 marina pumps I hit were $4.55/gal & $5.05/gal. Hammer down!!

I commented on multispecies top end speeds vs fuel vs time really being saved on this thread: https://www.walleyecentral.com/forum...=725664&page=3

For top end speeds, consider a bass boat 'cuz ya' won't it it with a 250 on any multispecies boat (I'm not calling them a walleye boat )

And if you fly, what time are you looking to save? This site covers the math: https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calcu...calculator.php

Happy fishing!!
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Old 08-25-2021, 08:04 AM
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Are you talking current model years or used? Some hulls have underwent changes to better there handling but it slowed them down some.

Yarcraft 209 or a Triton 206 are probably the two fastest 20 ft hulls on the market. A 620FS ranger or the Nitro ZV20 might not be far behind. I can't comment on the Vexus as I have no experience or knowledge of how they run, maybe they're an option. Skeeter, Warrior, are definitely not with there current 20ft offerings, those are low to mid 50mph boats

Why are you limiting your search to 20ft boats with 250's, pretty much all of the current offerings are rated for a 300 and if you want performance, that's where it's at.
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Old 08-27-2021, 03:15 PM
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Well what does YOUR boat run.
60 with a full tank and full fishing load. It will run with up to 4 people at the same speed. Once I put 6 people in I drop down to about 57/58. I am propped for control and not speed (stock Yamaha stainless prop) and I don’t have a hydraulic jack plate. I can run on plane at about 14 mph and can get out of the hole within a few boat lengths as long as I am not super heavy in the stern.
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Old 08-28-2021, 12:45 PM
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I was thinking about this question a few days ago. I was also going to post it.
I retire in about 8.5 years and plan to get a retirement boat. For the most part I like to cruise around at 35-40mph but I do like to crank it up when the situation calls for it. I want to fish more bass tournaments when I retire so a 250hp will be max for me. My buddy has a 2014 620 with a 250 verado and a 9.9 kicker. He can consistently get 58-61 out of it without a jack plate. When I had my zv18 it would do 50mph, maybe 52 on a good chop. I would always get smoked leaving in the morning for a bass tournament then when the wind kicked up those bass boats didn't dare keep up with me. From all my research when I was contemplating going with a 20ft boat the triton 206 hull and the yarcraft 209 were the fastest with a 250hp. I have never ridden in either of those two but I think research also showed that the ranger had the best ride out of any of them. So for me, I think a 60mph boat with an amazing ride would probably trump a 62-65mph boat with a not so great ride.
I was also considering buying a used bass boat and keeping my G3 185 angler for multispecies days but I am sick of maintaining two boats and multiple engines. I am thinking a do-all ultimate multispecies will probably be the ticket!
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