Select or SunDeck

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by PitBullMom, May 12, 2018.

  1. PitBullMom

    PitBullMom New Member

    3
    May 12, 2018
    2008 tahoe q4 ss bowrider
    4 cyl
    Hi I am new to the forum. I am looking at a 2000 200 select BR or a 2001 210 Sundeck . I’m torn. Which would ride better? Which has higher sides, deeper cockpit? I like the SD with larger cockpit. I also like to have more people however love the sun pad. Like the option of the head and sink but not really necessary. Very torn on which would ride better. The Sundeck looks quite low in the front as compared to the bowrider. When we stepped onto the BR I felt very secure. The SD feels more open and airy. Which cuts through the water better? I boat in BArnegat Bay, NJ. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Leardriver

    Leardriver Member

    131
    May 24, 2016
    Denver, CO
    2004 270 Sundeck 8.1 Bravo III
    5.0, 5.7, 6.2 8.1 Bravo III over the years
    In that size, where every inch counts, I like the Sundeck. More usable interior space.
     
  3. dlvwill

    dlvwill Member

    108
    Jun 24, 2011
    Wichita, KS
    2004 220 Select
    350 MAG MPI w/ Bravo III
    I have a 2004 Select and it cuts easily through the inland lake chop we have around here. I too was torn between the Select and Sundeck. I'm happy with my Select (got tired of waiting on a Sundeck to come up for sale.) I love the open layout of the Sundeck as we haul a lot of people and gear all the time, but the Select works great for us, plenty of storage. The deadrise and weight is similar between the 2 so I don't think you would see much difference in ride. All things being equal pick the one you like and go with it.
     
  4. PitBullMom

    PitBullMom New Member

    3
    May 12, 2018
    2008 tahoe q4 ss bowrider
    4 cyl
    Thank you both. I’m still weighing both. :)
     
  5. Traillblazer

    Traillblazer New Member

    19
    May 13, 2015
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    240 Sundeck
    5.7 Mag w/Bravo III drive
    I have a 2005 Sundeck, and knowing what I know now about it, I'd be willing to travel a distance to buy one. The Select to me is a great sleek boat. It has a sporty look to it. To me it like comparing two of the same cars: The coupe/sedan to the wagon model. The Sundeck is a great family boat. We have the bow filler cushion and a snap on tent and camp out on it.
     
  6. PitBullMom

    PitBullMom New Member

    3
    May 12, 2018
    2008 tahoe q4 ss bowrider
    4 cyl
    The SD is a 2001 with 290 hours, 5.7 mercruiser; the Select is a 2004 with a 5.0 with 500 hours. The Select looks like a more solid (deeper) boat, however the SD looks more roomy. Boat used in salt water. Select comes with a trailer. Both around $12,500.
     
  7. Jimbo270

    Jimbo270 New Member

    10
    Sep 22, 2016
    Lk. St. Clair, MI
    2016 270 SDX
    6.2 ECI DST B3
    Can you provide more information on your snap on tent. I think I would like one for my 2016 270 SDX
     
  8. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Barnegat Bay gets pretty sloppy most days. We had a 220 Sundeck and after several times taking waves over the front, we got the Sundancer. Not sure how much higher the bow rides on the select, but you may want to consider a cuddy cabin or fishing type boat in that size range for that area.
     
  9. Traillblazer

    Traillblazer New Member

    19
    May 13, 2015
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    240 Sundeck
    5.7 Mag w/Bravo III drive
    I actually bought it here on CSR from another member. I have seen them other places as well. It was custom made from a canvas shop. The guy I use for canvas said he has made a few in the past. I have a picture i put up recently in the Sundeck Facebook group
     
  10. Jimbo270

    Jimbo270 New Member

    10
    Sep 22, 2016
    Lk. St. Clair, MI
    2016 270 SDX
    6.2 ECI DST B3
    Trailblazer, thank you for responding. I could not find the picture on the facebook group. If you could report the picture and a CSR contact, that may help.
     
  11. seasure1

    seasure1 Member

    31
    Jun 20, 2016
    Long Beach Island NJ
    2007 SeaRay 290 Sundeck SLX
    twin mercruiser 350 mag bravo3
    I have boated on the Barnegat Bay for over 25 years. I agree with the previous post. You need to be looking for a 24ft boat at a minimum to use in the bay. In the afternoon the wind picks up and the waves are steep and close together. This is because of high winds and shallow water. If you purchase too small a boat I guarantee you will be looking for a bigger one for next season. Happy hunting
     
  12. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Yeah, Afternoons in BB and the Point Pleasant Canal were always interesting ;) Good luck with your search PitBullMom!
     

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