I am selling my larger offshore boat and looking to downsize to a higher end flats boat. I have considered a Yellowfin 21 or the Egret Line. I am about 90% sure I would like to move on an Egret. I like the self-bailing feature, lockable fish storage option, and the huge amount of dry storage. I have always had Yamaha 4 strokes and haven’t had any problems. I have considered the 175 Etech for the 189 but don’t know if I want to fool with the oil reservoir. I would be fishing primarily two people in the Tampa Bay, Tarpon Springs, and maybe trailering the boat to the keys or Boca Grande. I want something that is going to be lightning fast, easy to take care of, and of course fun. My fishing would be for redfish, Tarpon in the passes and off the beach, and maybe trolling for grouper in Tampa Bay. I am fairly large at 230 and my buddies are as well. I would be putting a trolling motor on the front, possible two blade power poles, Garmin, etc
Could someone please give me some advice on which one to go with? The 189 or 2011? Engine ideas? I owned a Boston Whaler 17 Montauk and used to have fun on that smaller boat.
Thanks for the help.