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Still new but still love my new to me 255. Are there not a lot of the 255? Did I buy an unpopular boat? I don't know of any other owners of the 255.

I know that Cuddies are not in but it seems to be perfect for my family I was just wondering why there seems to not be a lot of them out there?

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I know that Cuddies are not in 

You just answered your question. And, they are built so well, they last, and people just keep them.

I was lucky to find our 235SSi. We are keeping it until we are done boating (3-5 years more I think)

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Nice boat, LaurenVR.  Cuddy boats definitely on the decline.  Too bad, really.  I'd be interested in a cuddy with AC/genny combo, but there's no such animal.  Not interested in a cruiser.  Then again, I also am interested in pontoon houseboats but they're dying off as well.  I liked the 35' Myacht.

Enjoy your boat.  You got a nice one!

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great boat.  It's just that bowriders became more popular for the extra space.  Most people weren't actually using the cuddy for anything more than storage.

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All cuddies are great for people who can not take boating.

Open the forward deck hatch & LAY DOWN on the bedding. Leave the door open for a good draft on the person  Will feel much better.

Fresh air & bow  water noise will relax them shortly.  Been there.

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I like mine.  had it for about 4 years.  took me a loooong time to find it back then.  there were a few more around back then.  I wanted fresh water big block, so that narrowed down the inventory.   Only had to travel 200 miles, found a motivated seller and got a good deal.

 

Rarely see one for sale nowadays.  

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LOL we own a 2006 Sunesta 252, I rarely see them. dont worry and enjoy. I always look at the owners face when i pass other boats. Your smile verifies your purchase. 

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We love our 2835 LE Cuddy.  It has enough room on deck for 8 people AND a cuddy with an enclosed stand up  ( almost ) head.   The cuddy is perfect for getting out of the wind, sun, etc.  We have spent the night out in it a few times and it was very comfortable.  Not sure I would do a week + but a weekend stay is very doable.   The twin 350 Mags take up a lot of the engine room but there is space for a 4.5 KW kohler if we even went that route.   So far the 4 battery rig with twin deep cycle house batteries has proven more than adequate.   Pack the fridge with grillable items and the Magma will keep you fed. 

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We had a 255 that we bought out of state a few years ago then sold when we moved to a lake front house on a smaller lake as we no longer needed a cuddy and it was too large for our dock.  It was an amazing boat, perfect for the larger lake.  When we were looking there were only 3 for sale in the country.  We quickly sold it for more than we paid for it.  There is a 265 here on the lake (open bow version) and I smile whenever I see it.  They are beautiful boats.  Post pics, here are some of our old 255:

 

 

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Cuddys are in right now and to an extent rightfully so.  On small lakes or cottages really no reason for a cuddy to be honest.  But with that said Ive always boated great lakes, big lakes, tributaries etc.  Have only slept in a cuddy a few times, frankly not really the greatest thing in the world but it does give you options.  Usually boating where I boat a cuddy does give you some more protection from wind and is a little safer in regards to water coming over.  Also where I boat I would never really want to be anything under 23-24 foot.  So I had a 265 SSI, because of the elongated cock pit I could get 8 people in which was as much as most smaller open bows had,  Formula has a SS with the same concept and some other brands do as well. best of both worlds if you ask me.  Lastly bow rider means more people, I'm good with a select few on the boat, but don't need or want 10 people on the boat.

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