Originally Posted by Holidayking
Great to hear the Natique was a gem. Looking forward to owning one. Yes, the figures may have been off slightly as I changed the options so much and have like 6 build sheets. My original build was MSRP at like 176K with a 126K price tag. It changed a few times with the help of many on this forum! Ron Nordicon suggested the XR 550 versus the XS 550. That was a major help and huge savings! That tip alone made this forum highly worthwhile! Thanks Ron!!! Sorry for putting you in the hater category. My bad. Cheers!
Jay V now I can give you a unbiased opinion.A friend of mine in Texas took me out on her new Nautique G23 with factory ballast.I believe it had the 550 hp motor.It was a closed cooling system and a 17k option.
1 The boat was impeccable finished with huge storage everywhere.The details were nice everywhere.You will love the sea deck mat everywhere ,great traction and soft on the feet.The boat was noise and vibration free.Also it had ample power.
2 The wakeboard wake with stock ballast was awesome.It will boot you as high as you need to go.Very clean wake on both sides with a nice transition.
3 The surf wake was taller than the pictures above of the Mastercraft.It had tons of push,even 15 to 20 feet back.I had tons of push even for backside switch riding.
All in all a totally awesome boat I would gladly recommend to anyone that can afford one!