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I have been toying with the idea of a newer and biggger boat. Well actually i want one, i just cant convince wife yet. In my searching though i have been really dissapointed in the new trend of dark colored boats. Seems now if you want a white boat you almost have to special order it. I really like my white boat i have now. Its just cooler in the alabama sun. I have fished with others who have darker boats and you can really feel the heat if you put a hand or knee on it compared to my white. 

Is there some kind of biological, not marketing science behind this? I mean the colors would not matter on a pro's boat since the are all ugly from the wraps anyway. 

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No for years many boat color schemes were white with a splash of colored stripes. If you order a boat often there are several color schemes to choose from.  Take a look at the website for your favorite brand. They all offer different "stock: colors and often the chance to option to other combinations of colors.. Dealers around you may be just stocking what sells the best.

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Yes, white is cooler in the hot weather.  But there is also more glare from the sun, and thus you need more sunscreen.  I've had a boat with white as the inside color.  The one I have now is red.  But, it's only the cockpit where it makes a difference.  The front and rear decks are covered with gray carpet.  You'll spend more time on the carpet than in the cockpit.  And, most of the time you are in the cockpit is when moving from one spot to another, then it's back onto the carpet.

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My opinion is that it's gonna be mostly what sells best that determines what the in stock colors are gonna be. 

I have read some stuff about hull color having an effect on fish but nothing that seemed real convincing to me one way or another. 

If you're buying new then having to order wouldn't be all bad. It would probably allow you to make a couple customizations that you wouldn't be able to do with an in stock boat. Like A-jay did with his Lund.  If you're looking used, look for Tritons. Without question around here most of the white boats I see are Tritons with Nitro a close second. 

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I have a white boat with light grey carpet now. To me it is often less glare than some darker ones die to the amount of flake in them compared to gelcoat. I also have on sunglasses unless it is actually dark out too so glare has never been a big issue. 

I have looked at triton and,fished out of a few. Its about 2nd or 3rd on my list. A ranger 520 is the top boat i want, with a yamaha or merc. I just like the size and layout on them. Only real complaints i hear on them is cost and they are slower. Im not a speed demon so speed isnt an issue. Cost is, but im also buying an older used boat if i get one too. 

I was just really suprised that most i have seen for sale have been darker colors, lots of burgandy, dark grey, black, and such. 

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I know up here guys go darkish on the hulls because they are harder to see from a distance with a shoreline in the back ground.  Then when loading up they always complain about how the dark shows the dirt/dust...   Me  I've got Gold and Brown with tan carpet...

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Having owned several bass boats of various colors my current bass boat is white with gray/blue side accents and light gray carpet. White is the easiest color to keep clean...if you wipe it down and don't put it away wet. You see and clean off any dirt, dark marks before they become difficult to clean like darker colors. The darker metal flake color hulls are spectacular when clean and polished, white is ho hum no matter how clean and polished it may be, but functional.

Tom

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Everyone has different tastes, that's pretty much what it boils down to. Some like the white gel coat look, some don't. It's very similar to the auto industry. Black rims are all the rage these days, but personally I can't stand the look of them and it would be the first change I'd make if I bought a vehicle that had them. The stock colors the manufactures come up with, are all based on what is selling the best in the market. There are plenty of white boats out there, you just have to look hard enough to find them. 

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When I bought my boat I gave a lot of thought to color.  I decided to go with a navy color with a silver/gunmetal panel.  Overall, when the boat is clean it is gorgeous and I love the color.  When the sun hits it right the color really pops and there is just the right amount of sparkle in the silver panel.  I have been told by several people how gorgeous the boat is.

One of the negatives are the water spots.  It gets dirty easily.  I would never get a truck in this color but I can keep up with cleaning the boat.   Since I live up north I am not as worried about the heat of the summer as you southern fellas.  I didn't fish in any 100 degree days last summer and all of my summer fishing trips are on the Great Lakes where it is usually a few degrees cooler.  Here is a gratuitous boat shot.  

 

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I wanted something unique when I bought mine, and I think I found it. 

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The color of the boat is not the problem, the color of the carpet is what's critical.

I live in south GA and have had tons of boats, all shapes sizes and colors.  Years back, I installed dark blue carpet in a dark blue and blue grey metallic boat, won't never do that again.  Looked great, but after the first summer of fishing with temps hitting 100 degrees while fishing out of that thing, $300 and two days work went down the tubes, I ripped it out and installed light blue.   My current boat is white with a burgundy accents, with light grey carpet.  As long as I live in GA, I will never own another boat with dark carpet in it. 

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