So a buddy of mine called me up today saying he is in the market for a new boat. He's not into the wake scene and doesn't board, so this isn't another "help me get a steal on a new wake boat" thread. He is looking for something that he can use to get his family out on the water and start enjoying the lake life. I'm not really sure where to start with this one because I could really give a damn less about runabouts, but I'm trying to help a buddy out. He mentioned looking at the Yamaha SX190 and Crownlines for starters.
Here are some things to keep in mind..
-Does not have to be wake specific. Main uses will include cruising, rafting up, and drinking.
-Obviously he wants to try and keep it under 30k for a new boat.
-His garage will allow him to fit a 20 footer, but does have a place to keep a bigger rig if necessary.
-Mostly a maximum of 4-5 people in his crew