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    BassCat Pantera IV?
from Jay (24.26.44.236)  
4/8/2006 12:00:00 PM

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 Anyone have any information (good or bad / quality, durability, speed, ect.) that they can pass on regarding this boat? I don't see much of these in Florida, but I hear a lot of good things about them. Also, any reputable dealers close to N. FL.?


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   opinion... from PumaJeff  4/8/2006 12:14:00 PM
 just to say, you can't go wrong, for sure, with buying a BassCat. The PIV would be my choice if buying a boat under 20 ft. They have a smart layout, and are FAST! I'm impressed with my Puma more and more everytime I take her out! I also live in an area where you don't see many BassCats. Just one more reason for it to catch someone's eye! :o)


   Piv... from Judd (72.64.110.84)  4/8/2006 6:37:00 PM
  The PIV is an awesome boat. It has a deck layout very similar to the Puma. BCB makes all their boats with the same quality and construction. They really are proud of every boat they produce and the finished product shows.

Their cusomter service is second to no one. Here is a link to their dealer network http://p205.ezboard.com/fbasscatownersfrm1.showMessage?topicID=2792.topic

Unfortunately,ir dealer stock is not very high right now due to the high demand for their products. You can go to their website and see the owners board and get answers to all your questions.

The PIV is an awesome fishing rig and their tagline of Total Performance Bassboats is an excellent way to describe their boats. The quality, durability are great...look at some of their 5-10 year old boats and this shows. As for speed, depending on how loaded, it is a solid high 60's to very low 70's.

Good luck in your search!


   I Have One from Yamaha Man (69.218.226.166)  4/8/2006 7:57:00 PM
 Jay,

I bought a PIV with a Mercury 3.0L EFI in December and just last week was the first time I really had a chance to run it... To say I was impressed is an understatement... Before the PIV I ran a Ranger and their is no comparison in ride and performance... The hole shot is outstanding (I swear the boat does not go a full boat length before it is up and running) and I GPS'd the boat at 72... It was windy last weekend when I ran the boat and the ride was what impressed me the most... Very solid and unlike my Ranger the boat was very dry with very little spray coming back in my direction... There is a ton of storage and the boat is laid out very well...

My only real complaint is I do not like how narrow the rod locker openings are. They are deep, but I def. liked the wider/flatter rod lockers I had on my Ranger... I also wish I had the Deans boat cover rather than the Aurora... Hate the Aurora and will more than likely pick up a Deans here shortly...

I have made several calls to the factory and the boys back in the shop as well as Scott have been great to deal with... Everytime I have called in there - there has been someone to talk with and answer my questions... This is my first Cat, but I can guarantee you it will not be my last...

Good luck, Yamaha Man


   Basscat. from Steve P.  4/8/2006 8:44:00 PM
 I live in FL also and have a Pantera Classic for sale. Shoot me an email if interested. It's in 03 in mint condition.

stevep754@hotmail.com


   Bass Cat P4 from Phil (24.162.58.170)  4/8/2006 9:39:00 PM
 Jay

The Pantera 4 is really an awesome boat for a boat in the less than 20' class. Runs in the lower 70's with a 200 hp outboard and will handle any big water encountered with excellence. The P4 also has a beam that is 94" and is as wide as the Puma or Cougar FTD. It also has a huge front deck that is also as big or bigger than the Puma and FTD.

As far as quality and durability, it is built the exact same as the other Bass Cat Boats....100% fiberglass, vinyl ester resins, utilizing vaccum compression. Possibly the strongest hulled boats on the market. Bass Cat Boats carry a lifetime warranty also has the best customer service after the sale on the planet!

There is only one dealer in Florida, but that would not hinder my decision the least bit.

Jolly Roger Marina Mercury 1095 East Highway 27 Clewiston, FL 33440 Phone: 863-983-7402 863-983-6766 Fax: 863-983-3080

The P4 is a hot boat to have at this time and has been over the past 6-8 months for whatever reason. If you have other questions about Bass Cat Boats in general or specifically a Pantera 4, don't hesitate to call or email. Good luck fishing and hope to see you in a Bass Cat soon!

Phil Addison

philaddison@houston.rr.com

281-757-5875


   Yamaha Man - Question from Harlow (72.146.28.183)  4/8/2006 10:37:00 PM
 If you get rid of the Aurora cover, will it fit an 01 Pantera Classic? If so, what color is the cover, condition of cover, and your price?

Thanks, Harlow Fikes Athens, Alabama


   P iv from Chuck Hannaford (199.72.185.26)  4/8/2006 10:44:00 PM
 Jay,

Judd and Phil said as much as needs to be said. The PIV will perform, ride, and fish better than most 20+ foot boats.


   Harlow from Yamaha Man (69.218.234.185)  4/9/2006 11:49:00 AM
 Harlow,

I don't know if it will fit on a Classic or not... It does have a tear in it and on top of that I used it to cover my boat that was stored in a barn and right now the cover is a wreck... I am more than likely just going to use it for a storage cover during the winter months and pull out the Deans when I road trip it...

Thanks, Yamaha Man


   Buying a cat...STEVE"S IS PRISTINE ! from Basstage  4/9/2006 9:09:00 PM
 Cats are great boats. Don't hesitate to Buy Steve's! I fished with him last summer in Florida and it looks and runs like new! Hey Steve, I wish I knew you were selling it...I would have bought it. I just bought a 2003 Procraft SuperPro 2150 with a 225 Merc/ EFI. We got a great deal but I would rather have gotten you CAT! Send me an e-mail sometime. Maybe I'll get to see you again this summer. Thanks again...Allan


   I have a PIV too! from Deke  4/10/2006 1:00:00 PM
 I've had it a little over a year and have the 3.0L EFI on it. I've had it in 5-6 ft swells on Toledo Bend and Rayburn a couple times and 2-3 ft whitecaps on Beaver, Table Rock, Norfork and Dardanelle and it handles the rough stuff awesomely; and you stay dry in it too! After my PII I had before, the holeshot is unbelievable, you just pop up and go; and there's no backwash if you come off plane too fast either like there was in the PII. Storage is never-ending; I even have room to lock up my butt and tempress seats in compartments. I didn't think the net compartment would be a big deal, but after using it now I really like it. You can't go wrong with this boat, but make sure you get the extra 2 10 gallon saddle tanks. 33 gallons is just not enough. I'd also get the widebody version if you plan on keeping the boat over 5 or so years. That way you can repower it with a heavier 4-stroke if need be and the widebody will support it better and stay more level in the water.


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