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Coon
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Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
I saw one at the Houma boat show and really like it. It seems like it's a fairly new model and I can't find much info on it. I'm interested if anyone has one of these or has fished out of one. I like the layout.

It has stepped chines which I've only seen on large offshore boats. It also has "planing pods" off the back similar to a bass boat. The Shallow Bay has a tunnel hull which I think is the only difference between it and the standard XTS, but both draft 11". What does the tunnel hull give you (pros/cons)?

This boat would be used to fish the coast of Terrebonne from redfishing the marsh to crossing large bays to get to the islands during the summer.

http://www.nauticstarboats.com/boats/nauticbay-boats/new-214-xts-sb/





Thoughts?

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TBoy
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
I've never set foot on that boat but Nautical Star boats are good.


Drop4Loss
Birds Eye Of Deaf Valley
Member since Oct 2007
3428 posts

re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
Id want more fuel capacity

And I don't like the pop up cleats, they jam and are not dependable/strong.
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jorconalx
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alexandria
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
alxtgr has one I believe, page him


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stewie
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
Saw one at a boat show 6 months ago or so and was impressed.
I liked the layout and measurables for a boat that size.

Haven't taken a spin on that particular model but it seems like a pretty good set up for Louisiana.


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PapaPogey
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
Great boat IMO. I fish out of a 2400 TE and the layout is much better than some of the more well known boats. Like you said, we run from Dulac to the barrier islands in the summer and it handles the rough days in Terrebonne Bay to Timbalier and west to Coon Point very well. The fit and finish is as good or maybe better than some of the top dogs in the category without the price. The pop up cleats have not given us a single problem in a years of hard use, so disregard the prior statement. No shake from the latches in heavy chop and PLENTY of storage for anything you could possible need for a day trip. Reds in the marsh or red snapper offshore, the NS can handle it pretty easily. The stepped hull gets nothing but compliments, and the jump seats in the back are literally the best seat in the house for your guests when on those longer morning summer runs.
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PresidentialPerch
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?


Coon
Nicholls St. Fan
La 56 Southbound
Member since Feb 2005
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
Thanks for the input, guys. Hopefully Alxtgr responds as well.

Bourgs, are your comments about the 2400te or just nautic stars in general?

I did find two postings on other boards about them (Texas fishing forum and 2cool fishing). I've contacted the guys that own them on those sites and have received one response so far, all positive.


CadesCove
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Member since Oct 2006
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
Mrs Cove wants a Nautic Star 210 Coastal. It has chairs and a table up front, OMG!!!


Coon
Nicholls St. Fan
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
Ha, that's similar to what my mom said... "So, tell me again why we can't fish out of a party barge?"


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PapaPogey
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
I'm speaking about my experience with the brand in general.


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AlxTgr
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
quote:

hanks for the input, guys. Hopefully Alxtgr responds as well.

I have a 1900, so I doubt my comments would apply to this boat. I like the boat. I don't love it. The positives have to do with fit and finish. Very impressed with the component parts they used.

The negatives:

Slow as heck. Barely get 50mph with a 150 and jackplate.

So little storage. Mine does not have rod boxes.

It doesn't turn-it slides. Bayou issue.



Anton7
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Mandeville
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
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Slow as heck. Barely get 50mph

just wondering why this would be considered slow


Coon
Nicholls St. Fan
La 56 Southbound
Member since Feb 2005
18095 posts

re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
Thanks for the input. Looks like everyone agrees it's a quality product. I just can't find much performance info/opinion on this exact boat. The "performance bulletin" for the same boat without a tunnel was top speed 52, 3 seconds to plane. How accurate are these things? And what loss/add in performance would the tunnel give?

And considering our current boat tops out at ~35 going down hill with the wind, anything 45-50 would be just fine.


OhFace55
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
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just wondering why this would be considered slow


Freshwater mentality. I have never ran my boats faster then 42-45 mphs for more than a few minutes at a time.


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AlxTgr
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
quote:

just wondering why this would be considered slow

If I am not going over 60, I feel like I need to get out and see what's wrong with my boat.


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Grassy1
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
After about 7 months with our 2200 Nautic Bay, I'm pretty pleased.

Mine is a 2006, and I've looked at the new models and see that they found a few more places to cram some more storage. Seems like you can never have enough.

Have a Yam 225 on ours, and we get about 54 mph empty, and about 49 loaded with 4 people/gear, with a t-top.

This is my first bayboat, so I can't fairly say it rides any better or worse than anything else. Usually a dry ride, but my experience in heavy chop is limited.

Looking forward to spending more time at the islands this year.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
69296 posts

re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
I think I would like mine more if it were 1 foot longer and 1 foot narrower. Short and fat does not handle well.


HebertFest08
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The Coast
Member since Aug 2008
6156 posts

re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
After fishing with my buddy and his dad since the 90s and progressing through boats with them... i'd not get anything smaller than a 22', its just another story with that extra foot. Takes waves different, handles better usually. I've never seen that design on a bay boat other than on a glassstream boat. I saw it at the gulfport boat show and it was nice, but they had some bad reviews on boat trader on that particular brand.... supposed to handle well with that design and come out of the hole quick. the guys basically said they were overhauling the brand and trying to make a comeback. I highly recommend any of you that like boat shows to make a trip to that one. Its at the Gulfport harbor.... huge and boats of literally every kind. yachts down to skiffs. Stay at the island view, gamble, wake up and go to the boat show. Very nice, i was impressed....


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Nautic Star 214 XTS Shallow Bay - any info/thoughts on this boat?
quote:

i'd not get anything smaller than a 22', its just another story with that extra foot.
I fish some really small waters a lot.


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