Thank you very much for the insight and congrats on your new vessel!captnick":18cephwe said:I'm running 2018 23 SE and can't speak specifically about the 25 SE. Other than 2 ft. and a little more weight, I don't think they're much different. I've had the boat 17 days and put 275 miles on the boat in Long Island sound which can kick up a good chop at times. I use the boat strictly for fishing mostly drifting. I'm very happy with the way the boat has performed and how economically averaging just under 4 mpg for the first 20 hours. A full transom would be better but I can live with the notched. I've owned two 2520 Parker pilothouses since 2000. One was 14 degree and the other, XL was 16 degrees at transom. I may change my mind when I get in really snotty conditions but I don't think I'm giving up too much in the ride dept as the 25 mod v pilothouses weren't great in tight head sea chop either. It's very stable and drifts well. If I was going to fish offshore/nearshore primarily I'd have chosen deep v and full transom but that's not the case. The boat is perfect for what I do and I have no regrets or disappointments except for the plastic rod/cup holders that were quickly replaced with all stainless and backing plates. You've asked the same age old question about dv vs mod v and will get the same answers. Some will tell you the mod v will knock your fillings loose and others tell they ride well if you slow down and trim. Choose the best boat for the conditions and areas you fish most. Good luck and tight lines.
We are looking at a 2018 25SE. Yours as a 2015 is the kind of "newer" I was referring to.boatdrinks":30pjsxds said:I have 2015 if that counts as newer. I love the 23se but the 25se is a much bigger boat. the extra beam, weight and the bracket put her in a different class. The bracket elongates the running surface so the ride is considerably better. The 2501 rides slightly better but rolls more on the drift and doesn't do as well with a single. We use our 25SE mostly for striper fishing but do run offshore for tuna occasionally. If I were more focused on offshore fishing I might lean toward the 2501 for some extra speed with the twins.