Mini Day vs. Day Cruiser

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« on: March 27, 2014, 11:09:47 PM »
Fellas,
fairly new to the boating world and have a question for you guys,,
I have a 79' Carlson CV23. I've heard people call it a mini day, and a day cruiser.
What is the difference between the two?
Thanks for any help!

Craig



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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 11:24:02 PM »
Fellas,
fairly new to the boating world and have a question for you guys,,
I have a 79' Carlson CV23. I've heard people call it a mini day, and a day cruiser.
What is the difference between the two?
Thanks for any help!

Craig

Not a huge difference. The typical "Day Cruiser" is normally 21'-23' and has an area large enough under the deck to stretch out. Typically will have a raised deck that is pretty tall. Sanger made the "double Bubble" and Spectra made both a mini, called the Spectra 20' and they also built a mini called the Spectra 19'. Nordic did something very similar.

I would call a CV23' a Day cruiser. Had a customer that had a blue metal flake/light blue one with blue/white diamond tuck interior, loved that boat.

A mini Day cruiser typically is not longer than about 20'...
It is definitely not an exact science...LOL

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 11:52:12 PM »
GT,
thanks for the info!
Kind of what I was thinking. Above 20 feet, and a little cuddy.
Mine is the sky blue, with dark blue metal flake. It's a total project boat, but i'm am really looking forward to it.
Hope to have it on the lake in 2015!  8)

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 12:41:14 AM »
id personally label the two based on the amount of freeboard.  mini days are still pretty sleek looking, they're not very deep in terms of the vee and they sit just about as low in the water.

mini day examples:





full day cruiser:







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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 08:54:10 AM »
actually, brandons boat is a Nordic mini day cruiser, not a full as you labled. I think its only 19' as well.

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 08:55:47 AM »
also the 20' southwind is a daycruiser, has as much freeboard as any other 18' boat out there...

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 01:10:50 PM »
My spectra was a 18 mini dat cruiser. Looked similar to brad and Brandon boat

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 04:55:09 PM »
 These are what I call day cruisers. Like glen said, anything with a little cabin under the deck i would consider a day cruiser. Mini days I would consider a more low profile 19-20 footer


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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 05:25:18 PM »
SocalPSD,
those are what I myself consider a Day Cruiser. Wider, deeper, longer, and a little cuddy.
I was just wondering what other people consider a Day vs. Mini.
To me, both style boats are sexy!  8)

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 08:08:34 PM »
Mini 18 spectra

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 09:32:49 AM »
These are what I call day cruisers. Like glen said, anything with a little cabin under the deck i would consider a day cruiser. Mini days I would consider a more low profile 19-20 footer


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I guess my 21' day cruiser has been down graded to a mini-day cruiser (no cabin)... :(
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 03:04:22 PM »
actually, brandons boat is a Nordic mini day cruiser, not a full as you labled. I think its only 19' as well.



It is a Mini-Daycruiser. But it's labeled as a 20'. (Actually measures 19'7")
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