Originally Posted by bill_airjunky
Does the dealer matter to you? Are you going to do all the work yourself or rely on your dealer? And where are you located?
The Sport Nautique is a descent wake. But I wouldn't really put it way over the SnS. MC 205 is about the same medium sized wake as the Sport Nauti. Nautique Super Sport & 205V would be a way bigger wake.
Some of the Supra hulls could be up there too.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Super Sport Nautique the same hull as the Sport but with a v-drive? That would make the Sport throw a much better wake than the Stars and Stripes, one of the flattest wake-producing hulls of all time.
Now, it is true that the Sport hull was changed in 1993 I believe. (or was it '95? Hrm.) Prior to that it was not a really good wake hull, after, one of the best of the time period.
(The above info comes with absolutely no warranty, my memory may be off.)
EDIT: I can't comment without adding to the discussion! Any of the above hulls would be very good and are world-class wake makers. The 205v is the original X-Star, the Super Sport and Sport hulls are well proven, ETC. A good hour or two searching the Archives here will yield more information than you ever wanted to know. With your budge of 15k, especially with the prices of boats as low as they are, you're sure to get exactly what you want as long as you are patient