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colin2857 04-30-2019 4:41 AM

Best Wake Boats under $25K
 
My wife and I are looking to find our first wake boat. We’re gonna need to stay under $25,000. Our first priority is wakeboarding. So we’re looking for a good wake. But we’d like to do a little wakesurfing for fun too. Any good suggestions? And what all to look out for?

wombat2wombat 04-30-2019 8:19 AM

At that price, you can't go wrong with a 2001-2005, (06-07 if you can find it in that price range) Malibu that's been kept clean. If you're on choppy lakes I would find something with a deep V hull though. Those year Mallibus were brutal in chop & easy to dunk the nose, but I've been out in 6' swells & was able to get us back safely so not all bad.

cbarguy1 04-30-2019 8:41 AM

Gen1 Xstar can be had for that price. Properly weighted it throws a very good wakeboard wake and can even surf in a pinch. Here's a couple from Onlyinboards.

https://www.onlyinboards.com/2001-Ma...ton-93256.aspx

https://www.onlyinboards.com/2003-Ma...gan-95241.aspx

theloungelife 04-30-2019 10:12 AM

I loved my 2003 Malibu VLX. They can be had for around 25K. I rocked mine no wedge, 750s in the rear full, center tank full, 1000lbs triangle in the nose. It was great.

Yankees39 04-30-2019 10:28 AM

Tige 21v throws a good wakeboard wake and if you get into surfing throws a great Surf wake for that era of a boat and feel bigger than the X-Star and Malibu’s of the same era.

Granted my understanding is no wake compares to a sacked out XStar for wakeboarding.

https://www.onlyinboards.com/1999-Ti...xas-94714.aspx

https://www.onlyinboards.com/2002-Ti...ada-87245.aspx

colin2857 04-30-2019 11:46 AM

I’ve ridden behind quite a few Wakesetters in the 2001-2005 range and love them. Never really ridden behind and X-star and I don’t think ever an air Nautique, Supra, centurion, or tige. We will be on quite a semi busy lake “tablerock”. Also we won’t be buying the boat till this coming winter. I’m going we can get a better deal at that time?

ryan_shima1 04-30-2019 4:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colin2857 (Post 1988373)
My wife and I are looking to find our first wake boat. We’re gonna need to stay under $25,000. Our first priority is wakeboarding. So we’re looking for a good wake. But we’d like to do a little wakesurfing for fun too. Any good suggestions? And what all to look out for?

You can also get into a decent shape 2001-2004 Super Air 210 for that budget range. Best bang for your buck IMO. Good luck on your winter purchase and keep us posted on what you end up getting.

rexlex01 04-30-2019 5:41 PM

This could be worth the stretch https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/bo...876075765.html

Otherwise this 2005 - https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/bo...849645809.html

wombat2wombat 05-01-2019 1:52 AM

That 07 above is a great deal. I'd pass on the sunsetter below it though, I believe that has the ski hull

colin2857 05-01-2019 2:02 PM

Absolutely, I will keep you guys posted. By far the biggest purchase I’ve made but it will be worth it.

tripsw 05-01-2019 3:49 PM

Super Air 210. Nauticurl for surfing. Done.

chicksdigflips 05-11-2019 1:46 PM

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Sessio...oAAOSw2fNcxefU


Rare boat but ready to go. If you talk to anyone that has owned one they have no complaints.

Wet2Ward 05-16-2019 6:34 AM

Sanger V215 or v230 are both great options in your price range.

migs 05-16-2019 8:50 AM

Older nautique period.

nautiquegeek 06-04-2019 1:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Wet2Ward (Post 1988898)
Sanger V215 or v230 are both great options in your price range.

This ^

There is no better built boat on the market under 100k than a Sanger.

hal2814 06-05-2019 2:53 AM

I’m in about $18k on my boat counting the boat and all I’ve done to it. It’s a 95 Nautique Super Sport. I added my own reversible pump ballast system since there wasn’t one built in. I also upgraded the prop since the Federal props they put on at the time are garbage compared to a modern prop. The previous owner added a tower. It’s the same hull as the pre-2006 Super Air Nautique/210. Later SANs have better interiors but the wake is the same. Also, installing an entire ballast system is a pain but at your budget you’ll probably at least be upgrading the stock system, especially if you want to surf. And that goes for whatever boat you’re looking at. The early-to-mid-2000s was a mess of aerator pumps and still figuring out exactly how much ballast you can really add to a boat. The wakeboarding wake with my current setup is phenomenal and I can make a wave using the 2,800ish lbs of ballast I’m running plus a wake shaper. I had the same budget and listed requirements and for the money I could not find a better deal. A more turn-key solution would’ve been nice but I couldn’t find anything under $25k. $35k was the sweet spot for something I didn’t have to mess with.

denverd1 06-05-2019 8:08 AM

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Originally Posted by nautiquegeek (Post 1989301)
This ^

There is no better built boat on the market under 100k than a Sanger.

agree with both of yas

Deep v hull makes big water a dream compared to other towboats. love my 230

CALIV210 06-07-2019 3:48 AM

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Originally Posted by denverd1 (Post 1989310)
agree with both of yas

Deep v hull makes big water a dream compared to other towboats. love my 230

Me too !!!

ajberry3 09-11-2019 5:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colin2857 (Post 1988373)
My wife and I are looking to find our first wake boat. We’re gonna need to stay under $25,000. Our first priority is wakeboarding. So we’re looking for a good wake. But we’d like to do a little wakesurfing for fun too. Any good suggestions? And what all to look out for?


Did you ever decide on a boat? It sounds like I am in the same situation. Semi-choppy water and looking around the same price range.


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