young bros 30 compared to newer designs

nickyp

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starting to think about a substantial upgrade from my little 20 ft dyer launch.
maybe a kit boat, 26-30ft, probably at the bigger end so i don't limit myself.
curious about the young bros 30 that sw now does.
i understand that the 30 is a design from around the 80s(?)
now i know that a good design is a good design, but how would this hull compare to newer designs, that would have evolved- keeping the best aspects, and tweaking others?
 

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I had a 30 young brothers and lobstered out of it for 4 years before i got a bigger boat it was a nice boat but small not much differnt then fishing out of an out board. If i was going to build a new small boat it would be the 33 young brothers
 

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I know a guy who had a 33' YB built as a stick boat and loved the speed and the room on the boat. This hull is on my list as a potential stick boat if I go that route. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
 

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26-30

starting to think about a substantial upgrade from my little 20 ft dyer launch.
maybe a kit boat, 26-30ft, probably at the bigger end so i don't limit myself.
curious about the young bros 30 that sw now does.
i understand that the 30 is a design from around the 80s(?)
now i know that a good design is a good design, but how would this hull compare to newer designs, that would have evolved- keeping the best aspects, and tweaking others?



New designs allow you to put larger power into a small boat without having a motor box. In addition the newer designs all have wet tubes and very larger propeller apertures and finally tapered keels which allow you to get the big power to meet the road.

From a 26 to a 30 footer one on my first choice would be the AJ 28. Very modern DE design. Light & fast with small power plus they can spin big propellers. A 28 AJ with about 250 HP will do 20 knots. In addition that same hull can handle up to 380 HP with great speed.

The one that has been around the longest and is the best old chestnut is the 28 BHM…. AKA Seaworthy. This vessel with a 315 Yanmar is a very pro set up.

If you like your 20 Dyer look at there 29 another great classic.
 

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30' Calvin Beal

For a 30' hull, the top of my list would be the new 30' Calvin Beal. Brand new mold, 12' beam, room for a big efficient prop, and a lot bigger than a YB's 30'. SW Boatworks builds a great product.
 

nickyp

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New designs allow you to put larger power into a small boat without having a motor box. In addition the newer designs all have wet tubes and very larger propeller apertures and finally tapered keels which allow you to get the big power to meet the road.

From a 26 to a 30 footer one on my first choice would be the AJ 28. Very modern DE design. Light & fast with small power plus they can spin big propellers. A 28 AJ with about 250 HP will do 20 knots. In addition that same hull can handle up to 380 HP with great speed.

The one that has been around the longest and is the best old chestnut is the 28 BHM…. AKA Seaworthy. This vessel with a 315 Yanmar is a very pro set up.

If you like your 20 Dyer look at there 29 another great classic.
there's a commercial fisherman i know here in bda who has the racing aj that was called lunasea. he's got a 200 or so yanmar in it as fishes very economically with a good turn of speed. i think your praises for it are well justified and widely shared. i just have a hard time getting past the tubbiness of this boat. i know there is no boat that is perfect in every respect, and have some weighing up to do.
what do you thunk of the terry jason 28?
 
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