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Old 12-14-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Default Crowley Beal 23'

This is the new 23' Crowley Beal. Waiting to hear back from them on specs and pricing.
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Wow very cool looking i like it!!!
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Nice looking little rig.
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Who says a DE can't have an outboard?!?! That boat is amazing!!
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That is a fine looking rig !!!
Even WITH the outboard on the back !!!
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Affordable, easily driven with modest power, seaworthy under a wide range of conditions, and comfortable in any season, the Crowley-Beal 23 canopy-top model is a traditional down-east Maine vessel. She is yet another highly successful boat from the drawing board of Calvin Beal Jr., who has arguably inherited the title "dean of the lobster-boat designers" from the late Royal Lowell.

Her fiberglass components are hand-laminated with great care at Beals Boat Shop in Milbridge Maine by partners Jimmy Beal and Donny Crowley. Then, Joe Sargent—just down the road from Beals, at Sargent's Custom Boats—assembles these 23-footers specifically for Jeff's Marine. Finally, we bring them to Thomaston and install the rail trim, electrical system, deck hardware, steering, and outboard.

The 115-h.p. Yamaha four-stroke has proven to be the perfect motor for the Crowley-Beal 23. It easily moves the boat at a cruising speed of 20 m.p.h. (where it sips a mere 4 g.p.h.) and provides a top end of 27 m.p.h.

Whether in its basic form or tailored specifically to meet individual needs and tastes, the Crowley-Beal 23 turns heads with both her classic lines and her superb performance. Each boat is built to order, and we don't rush the process, which typically takes about twelve weeks. Our goal is not quantity, but rather quality that breeds longevity, low maintenance, and good value.

Both center-console and bass boat versions are readily available.

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That's a beauty. Can you do without that spray rail below the water line? I'm pretty certain Calvin would not want that there.
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Like i said sweet looking ride id perfer it with a full pilot house though
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Guys....My wife & I put down a deposit for a build spot about 4 months ago. It's going into the mold after New Years up in Milbridge, ME. We are having many different things done to the CB 23' & hope to take delivery by mid-April (fingers crossed)

We still own a 2004 Eastern 24' that we are selling. The Eastern is an outstanding boat but we wanted a larger beam & more deck space. The CB 23' isn't as polished as the Eastern in some ways, but I really love the layout. Simple & clean.

We'll be powering the CB with a Honda BF150. When we drove up from Gloucester, MA. to Thomaston, ME. (long ride!) to take the CB for a trail, I noticed it really needs a 150HP vs. 115HP IMHO. You get three big guys, tackle, full tank of fuel & you'll need the 150HP no question.

I have a week to make up my mind if we are going with a "Federal Yellow" awlgrip finish that's done @ Custom Coatings across the river from Jeff's Marine. I want to stick with the White Gel (as seen in the pic) White Hull, Blue Bottom paint & a Red Boot Stripe myself. The wife wants yellow, so that means we'll end-up with the awlgrip.

After we are all done, I expect she be in the 60K-65K area. Motor, Trailer, installed electronics & the other things we want done. The new Eastern 24's are way too expensive now & I do not care for the layout. Too much Cuddy space & not enough deck.

Just thought I post here & let you all know were are the 2nd buyers on the CB 23' Chis Cornell (Jeff's Marine) say they have 3 sold so far.
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Hi Magnolia Sun- Thanks for posting. I wonder if the builders will take some photos of the build for you and you can post them for us to view. I like the fighting yellow hull, oyster pilothouse with a flag blue pin stripe similar to the H & H and Steiger Craft color scheme. It will be a head-turner in the harbor no matter what color you choose. Good idea going with the 150 hp OB - you will enjoy this boat for many years. Congrats!
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