We've been looking to upgrade to a newer boat for sometime now, just doing all the research I can. Anyway, I run in salt water 90% of the time so either boat will need to be upgraded to handle it.
I found a 2005 Xstar for $45k but would need to sell/ trade in the trailer for a galvanized then, install closed cooling. The boat has less than 200 hours and has been stored indoors.
Or, I can find/ order a salt series A22 and have a brand new boat for a little bit more money.
What would be the most economical option? Im a little weary on dropping a bunch of money in an, already 9 year old, boat. But I do know its better quality. Also, functionality is way important than bling to us. I like the simplicity of the axis but there are also some things I don't care for. The star is one of the best wake boats ever made, but it is getting older. What are your opinions?
I also prefer an all-gel coat interior with snap-out carpet. So that limits my options somewhat. I am also open to other boats.