I am going to be purchasing a new boat in the next few months and have a millions questions. This will be the first boat I have ever owned so I want to do a lot of research before I make a final decision. I would appreciate anybodys insight on any of the questions I list below.
1. I am going to buy a Malibu VRide, Mastercraft X1, or Tige' 20V. The Malibu and MC dealers are over 200 miles away but the Tige' dealer is local. I am currently leaning toward the Tige' for that reason unless the Malibu or MC are a better boat for the money. I am a beginner at wakeboarding but I have snowboarded my entire life and have no problem learning flips and spins so I want a wake that I will not outgrow in a year. Also resell value is a factor because when I am ready to upgrade boats I want to get as much $$$ as possible.
2. Best time to buy? I have a friend that told me to wait until the boat show in February and just order the 2008 model boat I want. Is this logical, and do they offer more of a discount at the boat shows or special financing offers?
3. Price? What price range will I be looking at for the boats mentioned above. Is there any websites that allow you to spec out these boats with options and actually give you the MSRP price? How much of a discount off MSRP do you typically get on a new boat.
Sorry for the long post, but I appreciate any feedback any of you can give me.