What's the biggest sub 30' DE without motor box?

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I keep going back and forth with bigger vs smaller but the simplicity of a big, sub 30' is becoming more appealing. Curious what best under 30' is in your opinions?

Thank you!
 

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28 BHM can be had without a box, but depending on the engine, you might lose some significant headroom.
 

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Are you talking new build or used ? I’m pretty sure a lot of the AJ28’s had no engine box, I’ve seen some 28’ Nausets with no engine box. Not a lot of under 30’s with no engine box
 

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thank you. im looking for used. I dont know much about the AJ.
 

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back 8-9 years ago I took a ride to the Cape to look at a 29 H&H with no engine box with sedan sides.
Low profile Yanmar 6LP 440 under the deck and he had the boat layed up with an extra 3 inches of shear.
Corresondingly the house was heightened by a similar amount with the "cut" just below the windshield.
Can't remember the charter name
Extra height looked fine
No box
I've never seen a 29 H&H without a box.

Like PowderPro stated...not many 30s and under without an engine box unless you are running an opposing cylinder horizontal power plant like a Porsche Boxster or Subaru :eek:
 

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I keep going back and forth with bigger vs smaller but the simplicity of a big, sub 30' is becoming more appealing. Curious what best under 30' is in your opinions?

Thank you!
Dyer 29 is pretty nice, some do come with an engine box. Here is a video of one that does not have a box.
 

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I feel like I should know the answer to this question, alas I do not, so I will ask. Is the 29' Webber's (Coombs) Cove just a 26' WC with a 3' extension, or is it an entirely different hull with a larger beam?
 

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I feel like I should know the answer to this question, alas I do not, so I will ask. Is the 29' Webber's (Coombs) Cove just a 26' WC with a 3' extension, or is it an entirely different hull with a larger beam?
I asked John and he says the 26 and 29 are the same hull, the top will fit either hull.
 

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