Hello all, Great board here! I have learned quite a lot already, but still need a bit of help. I am looking for my 1st real boat (I have an old Tahiti w/ a Merc OB currently) and have narrowed my choices down to about 3 but am still open to suggestions. My main purpose will be wakeboarding with friends and two kids, maybe a bit of skiing, but not much if any.
I hear some of the larger lakes that I plan on going to get a bit rough when the wind kicks up, so would also like something that can handle the chop (I guess no true ski/wakeboard boat really handles anything too rough very well).
Here are my choices, and please correct any misinformation My budget is up to 20 k cash.
Malibu: Sunsetter 1995 and up I understand that it has the same hull as the current wakesetter (sv23) and comes as LX (DD) and VLX (VD).
Correct Craft: Sport Nautique, 1993 97 Same hull as the SAN
Mastercraft: Prostar 205 1992 - 1997 Same hull as original X-star, but then I read that the 97 and up 205 had the same hull as the modern X-2???.
What do you all think? Which is a better choice? (I know that is a VERY subjective question). It seems to me that they would all suite my needs, but if one stands out from the others, please let me know what you think also, let me know if I have overlooked any good makes and models.