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255 FSH E - Noise Level

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On a scale of 1-10 in comparison to twin outboards, how loud are 2021 (255 FSH E). I just put a down payment on the '22 model.
 

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My 195 is a little louder than an outboard but the way the boat is designed you are literally sitting on top of the engine. The 255 doesn't have that same layout. I can't imagine the 255 being much louder and if there is a noticeable difference it would be totally offset by not having the outboards hanging off the back to fish around and or not having the swim platform just inches above the water.

at 52 I can get in and out of my boat 195 with ease. With an outboard I used to have to worry about if I went swimming if I could actually get back in the boat.
 

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On a scale of 1-10 in comparison to twin outboards, how loud are 2021 (255 FSH E). I just put a down payment on the '22 model.
oh it’s much louder. If that’s something on your list you might wanna weigh the options. I could care less about listening to music while underway so it doesn’t really bother me.
 

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h it’s much louder. If that’s something on your list you might wanna weigh the options. I could care less about listening to music while underway so it doesn’t really bother me.
Agreed, even with the radio volume at 75% I can barely hear it.
 

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I thought my 210 was extremely loud and buzzy til I installed the seadek. Made a huge difference!
 

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Here are two test charts, both are from Boat Test. The first is for the 2021 255 FSH Sport E, the recorded sound levels in DB are on the right.

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This second chart is their test on a Grady White with twin 300’s.

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As you can see the 255 FSH is 2.4 DB louder than the Grady White at 6000 rpm.

FYI, an increase of 3 DB is a perceived doubling of sound level.

While I do not have a 255 FSH, I do have a 210 FSH and the test sheet is below.

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At 7500 rpm my boat is at 97 DB, most of that noise is in the form of wind noise.
 

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"Twin Outboards" is a little open ended... Size? 2 stroke or 4 stroke? A 25ft center console similar to the 255FSH would likely have twin 150s at most. Most 25ft center consoles that would compare to the 255FSH in price/size range will either have just 1-250hp outboard or at most a 300. Significantly quieter.

I appreciate the analysis by @FSH 210 Sport, they took a good swipe at it and did provide data to compare a 255 to something with twin outboards, but to compare a Grady 325 with twin 300's to a 255FSH both running at 6000rpm is more than a little misleading and not even apples to oranges in MY opinion. Grady is probably over $400K and 12000lbs of boat running 48mph at 6000rpm wide open. The Yamaha 255FSH is $80K and 6000lb running 42mph, just slightly above optimal cruising at 6000rpm AND the Grady is still quieter. The 255FSH will be at 6000rpm more often and for a lot longer than that Grady ever will (if ever).

@Saltwater Runner If noise is an issue for you, you may want to consider a test drive....This coming from a previous Yamaha owner that has noise issues and got a boat with a Yamaha 300 outboard to solve those issues. Still play my music just don't have to crank it nearly as loud. ;)
 

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My biggest complaint by far us the noise level. When we pull up next to someone and they want to talk I always tell them, let me shut these diesels down. It's now become the big joke, I was on some friends new boat the other day and my wife even made mention how quiet their boat was. I was hoping she was going to say, maybe we should go back to an OB. But no way she will not give up the swim platform 😀
 

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Came across this review of the Everglades 273CC today and was looking at the noise levels on that boat with it’s twin 250 Yamaha outboards. At 42 mph the Yamaha’s 97db is twice as loud as the Everglades 94 dB.

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"Twin Outboards" is a little open ended... Size? 2 stroke or 4 stroke? A 25ft center console similar to the 255FSH would likely have twin 150s at most. Most 25ft center consoles that would compare to the 255FSH in price/size range will either have just 1-250hp outboard or at most a 300. Significantly quieter.

I appreciate the analysis by @FSH 210 Sport, they took a good swipe at it and did provide data to compare a 255 to something with twin outboards, but to compare a Grady 325 with twin 300's to a 255FSH both running at 6000rpm is more than a little misleading and not even apples to oranges in MY opinion. Grady is probably over $400K and 12000lbs of boat running 48mph at 6000rpm wide open. The Yamaha 255FSH is $80K and 6000lb running 42mph, just slightly above optimal cruising at 6000rpm AND the Grady is still quieter. The 255FSH will be at 6000rpm more often and for a lot longer than that Grady ever will (if ever).

@Saltwater Runner If noise is an issue for you, you may want to consider a test drive....This coming from a previous Yamaha owner that has noise issues and got a boat with a Yamaha 300 outboard to solve those issues. Still play my music just don't have to crank it nearly as loud. ;)
Respectfully submitted.

Sound is sound… db’s don’t care about pricing or features..
 

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A quiet OB boat that I can't get in from swimming doesn't do me any good.
 

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Came across this review of the Everglades 273CC today and was looking at the noise levels on that boat with it’s twin 250 Yamaha outboards. At 42 mph the Yamaha’s 97db is twice as loud as the Everglades 94 dB.

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I was looking at that same boat today. Came in an email from BoatTest.com I liked a lot about it, except for the price tag of $199,000. I really want a center console and I keep dropping hints to the admiral, and she is wearing down. But at the prices for a decent 25' circa center console, the Yamaha is still more reasonable.
 

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I was looking at that same boat today. Came in an email from BoatTest.com I liked a lot about it, except for the price tag of $199,000. I really want a center console and I keep dropping hints to the admiral, and she is wearing down. But at the prices for a decent 25' circa center console, the Yamaha is still more reasonable.
I think that Everglades is a reeely nice boat, and reeeely nice things cost a lot. The 252/255 FSH price point is super fantastic.
 

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A quiet OB boat that I can't get in from swimming doesn't do me any good.
Copy that! Was just posting on the sound level of the OP. For me, the Yamaha still does a lot more, including the big swim platform, not only do I swim off my boat but the swim deck is usually where I land all of my fish.
 

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I was looking at that same boat today. Came in an email from BoatTest.com I liked a lot about it, except for the price tag of $199,000. I really want a center console and I keep dropping hints to the admiral, and she is wearing down. But at the prices for a decent 25' circa center console, the Yamaha is still more reasonable.
you and I are in the same boat. I want a CC too. Have read a ton of articles on the best MFG out there. One CC Mfg you might want to look at is Aquasport. They are pretty reasonable.....Yamaha is still the best deal by far. My buddy just bought an Edgewater for 100K. Took him 6 months to find a used one. Prices are crazy out there right now.
 

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I think that Everglades is a reeely nice boat, and reeeely nice things cost a lot. The 252/255 FSH price point is super fantastic.
absolutely love the World Cat boats but man are they pricey. every CC boat I like has a price tag of over 200K
 
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