Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Albemarle, Everglades, Parker

If you’re a hardcore angler, your motto is likely along the lines of “Springtime is fishing time.” Speaking to that theme, we’ve assembled three great fishing boat deals we found while browsing Boat Trader’s listings. At the time of this writing, all of them are available at a significant savings over their brand-new counterparts And that means more cash for fishing tackle.


This story will be available in the future as part of Boat Trader’s Best Boat Deals series,  but the boat listings below may not be. If you click through to an expired link it means that someone nabbed the bargain — or the owner had second thoughts about selling.

– Boat Trader editors


 

2007 Albemarle 330 Express Fisherman

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If you were to have searched for a brand-new Albemarle 330 Express Fisherman in 2007, you’d have found a starting price of around $330,000. While that may seem like a lot of dough for a 33-foot express fishing boat, Albemarles are built and equipped for serious offshore work in the rough-and-tumble Atlantic Ocean waters off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Sold new in 2010, this loaded 2007 model is listed for a very reasonable $249,900.

Albemarle 330 Express Fisherman

Albemarle 330 Express Fisherman

The juiciest morsel in this listing is the fact that the owner repowered this offshore fishing machine in 2013 with Cummins QSM 5.9 485-horsepower diesels, a hefty upgrade from the boat’s standard 425-horsepower powerplants. Even better, the engines carry a full warranty straight though to July 2017. The new engines provide a 25- to 26-knot cruise and a 32-knot top end. Perfect for getting out to the canyons to hunt for the big ones.

There’s a ton of goodies aboard, too— a 9 kW diesel generator, air-conditioning, well-equipped galley, enclosed head, comfy belowdecks accommodations for overnighters, a full suite of Furuno electronics, and a Simrad autopilot. There’s also a beautifully crafted tuna tower overhead.

If you’re dreaming of trips to the canyons this year for billfish, tuna, or deep-drop species such as tilefish, this machine should be on your short list.

2012 Everglades 295cc

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There’s no doubt among serious anglers that Everglades builds some of the finest, most luxurious, and durable fishing craft on the water. Designed by the legendary Bob Dougherty of Boston Whaler fame and assembled with precision, Everglades boats are purpose-built to get you to the big ones in comfort, safety, and style. It’s for these reasons that a listing for a late-model 2012 Everglades 295cc with only 100 hours on the clock caught our attention. Listed at $164,500, this 295cc is available at a significant savings over the current MSRP as equipped, which is in the ballpark of $235,000.

2012 Everglades 295cc

2012 Everglades 295CC

Tipped with twin 300-horsepower Yamaha F300 four-stroke outboards, this 295cc has a sporty top-end of around 55 mph with an efficient cruise of around 25 mph. With only 100 hours, these outboards are covered by Yamaha’s full warranty until March 2017. Essentially the owner has done you the favor of breaking them in, having both engines serviced at 24 and 98 hours. All you need to do is turn the keys.

In addition to the long list of standard equipment, this boat comes with a full complement of Garmin electronics that includes twin 5212 touch screens, radar, fish sounder, autopilot, VHF, and satellite radio. A full custom boat cover and engine covers are included, as is a tri-axle trailer with electric brakes and new tires. The whole package is ready to be towed anywhere the fish are biting.

We don’t often see such a premium low-hour fishing boat available at such a significant savings.

2012 Parker 2100 Special Edition

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Parker has a special knack for building no-nonsense, high-quality fishing boats with a utilitarian flair. Instead of lots of glossy gelcoat inside and out and cushy seating arrangements that hardcore anglers seldom use, Parkers are built with more of a hose-off-and-go mentality. And that no-muss, no-fuss attitude has appeal among lots of fishermen.

2012 Parker 2100 Special Edition

2012 Parker 2100 Special Edition

Found in Boat Traders’ listings is a garage-kept 2012 Parker 2100 Special Edition with lots of extra equipment for only $37,000. Extras include a canvas T-top with nicely crafted pipework, a double-axle trailer with recently serviced brakes, a 20-horsepower Tohatsu kicker (trolling motor), Garmin electronics, Fusion stereo, livewell, and more. Similarly equipped new Parkers are priced well into the $50,000 range. 

Power is provided by a well-maintained 150-horsepower Yamaha F150 four-stroke outboard with 225 hours. This is a nice powerplant setup for this boat, as it’s both speedy and efficient. Expect a top end around 43 mph with an efficient cruise in the mid 20s. A 94-gallon fuel tank provides plenty of range for full-day fishing sorties.

Despite the aforementioned utilitarian theme, this Parker has plenty of comfort features baked in. One you don’t find in a lot of boats of this size and type is an enclosed head with porta-potty under the center console. Additional comfort can be found in optional forward and aft casting deck cushions, an upholstered bench seat just ahead of the console, and a leaning post setup behind the helm.

Good for coastal and inshore angling, this Parker is set up and ready to rumble on your next piscatorial adventure. It doesn’t hurt that the price is right, either.

 

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