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Old    Kauffman (tkauffman)      Join Date: Aug 2017       08-22-2017, 12:05 PM Reply   
Just a question based on curiosity as I'm 29 and looking to buy mine sometime next spring or summer.
Old     (saberworks)      Join Date: Sep 2010       08-22-2017, 12:27 PM Reply   
~22. 1989 Mastercraft Prostar 190. Spent around $8k I believe. Next year spent another $3500 on a Samson tower + racks & lights. (10 foot pole wasn't cutting it)
Old    Keith M. (kmayotte)      Join Date: Aug 2010       08-22-2017, 12:29 PM Reply   
Age: 24
Year: 2009
Boat: 2004 Super Air Nautique
Cost: 30K
Financed 50% with local credit union, splitting the monthly payment with my girlfriend (now wife). Payment total was around $430/month IIRC. Paid it off early when we had the cash.

Now own a 2016 G23 with my lovely wife. Life is good (and we've worked our butts off).
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       08-22-2017, 12:36 PM Reply   
In 2015, at 31, I bought a 2003 Malibu VLX. It has been a great boat. Just sold it 2 weeks ago and am mid purchase of a 2013 A22 LS3. My advice is if you can afford it in the near future, get the boat you ultimately want. That way you don't have to pay tax twice
Old    Dan C (302_Rider)      Join Date: Oct 2015       08-22-2017, 12:37 PM Reply   
26 I bought a 2004 Malibu response for about 10,000.
Sold it the following year and bought a brand new axis t22 with my wife.
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-22-2017, 12:50 PM Reply   
23 year old in like 2006 I think. 1995 Nautique Super Sport paid 18k for it and put ballast and a Bimini and 4 cheap 6.5 tower speakers on it. Sold after three year for the same price I paid for it.

Bought current Supra 24 sunsport for a really good price and don't think I would have any problem getting rid of it for a price close to what I paid for it.
Old    Aaron Douglas (suprafly08)      Join Date: Dec 2008       08-22-2017, 12:52 PM Reply   
I was 24.

Bought a new '07 Moomba Outback. Sold it the next year for a Supra 21v.

Spent a few years without a boat due to having kids. Now I'm back in the game with a Nautique 230!
Old    Noel Peterson (noel_peterson)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-22-2017, 1:30 PM Reply   
I was 20, and it was an Avenger 17 ft. ski boat with a 115 hp Merc. ob.The year: 1976. Kept it till 2004 when I bought a 2 yr. old X-Star. Still have the MC and love it.

Last edited by noel_peterson; 08-22-2017 at 1:33 PM. Reason: forgot info
Old    Matthew Welton (all2matt)      Join Date: Apr 2015       08-22-2017, 1:41 PM Reply   
21yrs old 2000: 21 ft 1999caravelle interceptor ($25k) Then bought my first wakeboard and got hooked!!!!! Traded in for a new 2002 tige 20i (33k) that only had a tower and board racks. Bought fat sacks, pumps, stereo and speakers, installed all myself, plus made my own tower speakers out of PVC tubes. Had that til 2009. Next yr bought a 2010 tige Z1, and had that til 2015. Sold the tige a bought a 2014 G23.
Old    PLR (dbdb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-22-2017, 2:04 PM Reply   
Age: 26
Year: 2006
Boat: 2005 Centurion Elite V (New!)

I sold the Centurion in 2010 and bought an X15. I sold the X15 in 2014 and bought an X25. I love the X25, but I'm starting to feel the itch again....
Old    Brandon Lucas (BLucas86)      Join Date: Apr 2016       08-22-2017, 3:00 PM Reply   
Age:28
Year:2014
Boat: 2015 Tige Z3- loaded

Wife got to pick the colors. We made so many good memories in that boat, put 200 hours of boarding in a year and half, and decided to upgrade to a 2017 Tige RZX3 last Sept. Found out we were pregnant the following month and still managed to knock down 100hrs this season. We love the water so much that we recently snagged some water front property and are looking forward to a bunch of memories with the kiddo there.

Live in the moment (within reason) and buy the best boat you can in your budget, that fits your priorities. I don't sweat the payments, as long as its getting used and we are taking great care of it.

Its not a cheap hobby, so factor in everything that could come up. My crew has changed drastically since the beginning, as you'll find those that "need" to bail early every time, or just get too silly, at your expense.

Good luck and the best times are ahead!
Old    Chris (Squamer)      Join Date: Oct 2015       08-22-2017, 3:02 PM Reply   
Was 24, bought a 2013 Bayliner 195. Got me on the lake and learned the navigation.
Traded it in at the end of that summer and paid the differeremce for a 2013 Centurion SV211.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-22-2017, 4:41 PM Reply   
Age: 34
Year: 2014
Boat: 2009 Tige 22ve

Previously I was using my "families/parents" boat that nobody else ever used and it lived at my house but I did not own it. I used the money from that boat when we sold towards the Tige. At the cost of all these new boats and even the used market I will probably have this one for quite some time.
Old    Ian Brown (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       08-22-2017, 4:50 PM Reply   
Age: 27
Year: 2003
Boat: 1992 Sport Nautique
Old    A.J. West (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       08-22-2017, 4:54 PM Reply   
17 when I was a senior in high school (1989). Saved enough to put down $2500 on a new Skeeter bass boat with 90hp Johnson. Dad matched my $2500 and my payments were $128 a month. I learned how to barefoot behind that boat with an 80' rope.
Old    D C (DCross)      Join Date: Jul 2016       08-22-2017, 4:55 PM Reply   
Age: 29
Year: 2014
Boat: 1999 Air Nautique

Age: 30 (traded up)
Year: 2015
Boat: 2007 Supra 21V

Age: 31 (traded up)
Year: 2016
Boat: 2015 Axis T23 & Houseboat

Next year planning on selling the Axis and getting a G23 if everything goes as planned (fingers crossed)
Old    Sander (tripsw)      Join Date: May 2006       08-22-2017, 4:58 PM Reply   
Back in '88 when I was 15 I bought my first boat. 20Hp 9ft Spitfire 2-seater. Skied the hell out of that thing, got up on one ski. Fun/$ was insane!
Old     (svnfightsvn)      Join Date: Mar 2011       08-22-2017, 5:01 PM Reply   
Age 21. Boat was a 1990 Malibu mystere that I picked up for 9k. Had that thing for 8 years, added a tower, racks, tower speakers and like 400 hours. sold for 8k. I still remember the first time I took it out. Impeller shredded 5 minutes into the trip and I didn't know until a few minutes later. The temp gauge was pegged by then. Literally pegged. I turned the key off but the engine would not shut off... it was so hot it was diseling (running without spark). I was freaking out! Didn't know what to do. Someone towed us back to my buddy's parents dock. I thought we were gonna have to push the boat away from the dock and watch as it caught fire. My friends dad came out and suggested suffocating the motor. So I jumped back in, took off the air cleaner (without getting burned as the motor was probably 300 degrees), grabbed a couple towels and held them on top of the carb until it finally died. My heart was pounding like crazy. I'm not sure how it didn't cause crazy damage but like I said, we ran that thing for the next 8 years and loved every minute. Lots of good times and crazy stories (like the time we hit a sandbar pulling a rider ... felt like hitting a brick wall). But that boat was a trooper!
Old    Mike Del Monte (Mike88)      Join Date: Aug 2016       08-22-2017, 7:34 PM Reply   
Age late 20 almost 21
Year 2008
Boat 2008 moomba outback V,
Bought new and kept it since last summer. (8years)

age 28
Year 2016
Boat 2016 Tigé RZR traded my Moomba
And just sold sold the Tige a week ago.

Age 29
Year 2017
Boat 2017 Nautique 210

Last edited by Mike88; 08-22-2017 at 7:43 PM. Reason: Tapping
Old    David Langston (rdlangston13)      Join Date: Feb 2011       08-22-2017, 7:45 PM Reply   
Age: 23
Year: 2010
Boat: 2008 Moomba Möbius LSV
Recently sold and purchased a 2017 Moomba Mojo as partnership with one of my best friends.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-22-2017, 9:41 PM Reply   
I was 26 in 1999, bought a 1985 Ski Nautique 2001 with a friend of mine. We paid $9500. Put a tower on it & used a couple of fat sacs. Was a fun, first boat. Learned a lot about being a boat owner with that boat.
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       08-23-2017, 5:39 AM Reply   
I believe I was 22, it was an Marlin Cobra (21' I/O) that I traded a Galaxie convertible for. A few years later once I figured I spent nearly all my time on the water riding I traded the Marlin plus some cash for my current Supra.
Old    Kirk (kirk)      Join Date: May 2003       08-23-2017, 6:33 AM Reply   
Age: 12
Year: Way too long ago...
Boat: Feathercraft

Bought a 12' aluminum boat with money I saved mowing lawns. Shortly after that I purchased a 10hp Johnson to go on the back because I got tired of rowing.
Took my buddies out on Puget Sound, mostly fishing, but tried towing skiers behind it also. These days my parents would probably have been arrested for letting us do the stuff we did as kids by ourselves on the water.
Old    TW (tweeder)      Join Date: Aug 2015       08-23-2017, 6:56 AM Reply   
I grew up spending time on a bayliner but I bought my first boat at 25. It was a 2000 Mastercraft Prostar 205 for $7500 that was in very poor condition. I put a tower on it and enjoyed the crap out of it.
Old    DTB (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       08-23-2017, 6:57 AM Reply   
32
2010 Axis A22
43k

I'm now 40
Had 2010 Axis A22, 2012 MB f21, 2014 Axis A22, 2015 MB B52 23, 2016 Supra SA, 2017 Supra SE and just ordered 2018 G23. Been a fun ride!!!!
Old    Nathan Gort (TNwakeboarder86)      Join Date: Sep 2016       08-23-2017, 7:24 AM Reply   
age 30
Malibu vlx 04. Best wake boarding boat around, and a good beginner boat to learn to surf.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-23-2017, 8:01 AM Reply   
age 22
1986 MC Tristar 220
wake was wide as a house and we had to go 24 to get it clean up. boy did I get worked a few times behind that thing. built an auto ballast system for it and put several hundred hours on it over about 5 years. rebuilt the engine after it overheated and sold it for what I paid.
Old    Tyler Conley (TC_Mastercraf_X5)      Join Date: Feb 2013       08-23-2017, 8:08 AM Reply   
Age 23
2001 Mastercraft X5 Direct Drive
Slowest it would go was 4.5 mph! Loading it on trailer was nightmare
Now own a 2014 Axis A22
Dont appreciate the good stuff till you've weathered the base stuff!
Old    Zachary Nattrass (Zakoattak0)      Join Date: Aug 2017       08-23-2017, 8:22 AM Reply   
I just did.

age:26
2016 SAN 210
just under 1 hr on it, 90k
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-23-2017, 8:28 AM Reply   
At 18 I bought a 1995 Super Sport Nautique.... I went 50/50 on it with a buddy. Put a ton of hours on but sold when I was like 23 when I moved to a bigger city and couldn't be on the water.

Then at 26 I bought a place on the water again and bought a 2004 LSV Wakesetter. I'm 29 now and the wakesetter is almost paid off... I have no intentions of upgrading. The best part is my wife went from being strongly against the purchase to when I suggested we sell it to tackle some home improvement projects she said "We aren't getting rid of it, ever."
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-23-2017, 8:39 AM Reply   
Bought a 2000 XStar when I was 23.
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-23-2017, 8:50 AM Reply   
17 years old
1988 Malibu Skier (with a rotten a floor)
I spent my entire senior year removing the floor and replacing the stringers, but when I started college in the fall, it was in tow.
2000+hours when I sold it
Old    Scott (scotthons)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-23-2017, 10:31 AM Reply   
In 2004 when I was 23, I bought a '98 Malibu Sportster with a buddy. After 4 years I moved out of state and bought him out. I kept it for another year before buying our current boat which is a '06 Supra 21V. Had a lot of great times on that Sportster!
Old    D C (DCross)      Join Date: Jul 2016       08-23-2017, 11:05 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by tkauffman View Post
Just a question based on curiosity as I'm 29 and looking to buy mine sometime next spring or summer.
This has turned into a super cool thread... really surprised to see so many 20 & 30 somethings dropping so much cash on boats. Guessing most of us on here are in that age group so that probably makes sense. I would think most newer Bu's and Nautiques are being purchased by 40 to 50 year olds (based on what I see on the local lakes). Neat seeing that most of us have the same goal in mind... upgrade until we can get to G status
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-23-2017, 12:04 PM Reply   
^ If I didn't live in one of the most expensive places to live (Vancouver, BC and surrounding area) I'd possibly have a G as well. But when 500K barely buys you a house and the average is close to a million dollars now there isn't a lot left over.lol.
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-23-2017, 12:44 PM Reply   
20 years old.
1973 Reinell I/O
2K
Rebuilt the motor, ripped out all the interior except for the drivers seat. Lined the entire interior with shaggy carpet.
Though a Air Boom on it.
Rode on it for 3 years non stop in Salty Foster City Lagoon.
Sold it for 3K.
Old    Steven Pederson (sppeders)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-23-2017, 12:49 PM Reply   
i was 24 in 2004, dad was taking my (his) boat away for the summer, Crestliner sportfish. So i ran out and picked up a 1982 MC Stars/Stripes... only intended on owning it 1 summer. ended up running it for 10 summers, only sold it because the wife made me get a newer tractor.

I should have kept it, be a nice boat to leave at the cabin.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-23-2017, 1:37 PM Reply   
2003. I was 30. Malibu Wakesetter LSV. It costs 50K. Now that boat is nearly 3x the cost.
Old    Tom (TomH)      Join Date: Jan 2014       08-23-2017, 2:59 PM Reply   
2013 or so for me, 31 years old. My folks moved out of state, and lost easy access to the boat.
Bought a 1994 Hydrodyne Grand Sport that we still run, and has been absolutely trouble-free for us but is finally needing an interior. Love that boat for it's ability to put out great wakes for everything we do - board, slalom, foot, and anything else that isn't inflatable. I'm not sure what my next one will be, but have a few friends with Sanger V210's that I ride often, and they seem to check most of my boxes.
Old    Stephen (Mazdarx)      Join Date: Mar 2014       08-23-2017, 11:20 PM Reply   
I was 23 when I bought my first boat in 2006. It was a 1976 Sidewinder with a mercury tower of power. I used it for probably only one season then I sold it to start my own business. Had so much fun on that boat, made a lot of good memories with it too. Now I've moved up to a 2001 Sky Supreme I just got this year. I had other boats and seadoos in between those as well.
Old    Rick (CALIV210)      Join Date: Jun 2015       08-24-2017, 9:03 AM Reply   
1988 .. 12 years old my grandpa bought me a 13 foot Whaler with a 20hp Merc on it . We fished ,skied ,tubed ,and knee boarded off that thing . It was a blast we would be all over Clearlake from one end to the other . Clearlake would get real rough and my grandma would get super worried so my grandpa would tell her dont worry Jane thats a Whaler they're unsinkable .lol.

Fast forward 7 years to 1995 I had out grown the Whaler so Grandpa sold it for a I/O Invader the whole family could use . I was trying to be Mr
Independent so I bought a cherry 1969 Glastron with one of those old school White 90hp Mercury's . It was a great boat for a 19 year old I would take it into the San Pablo Bay and all over the Delta fishining ,Skiing,Wakeboarding you name it we did it in that old boat.

3 years after that in 97 or 98 my all my cousins grew up and moved away and Grandpa sold me the Invader . It was in great shape but Invader built garbage boats I had nothing but trouble with that piece of crap . From the crap hollow stringers caving in to the crap OMC outdrive failing over and over again . I kept fixing it and kept thinking once the bugs are worked out it will be a fine boat but I just wasnt so I sold it . Which was fine because my roomate at the time had a boat so we were good .

Right around 2002 I bought a Sanger jet boat it was a lot of fun I got it for almost free with a good running 455 olds and brand new interior . I used that sucker for a couple years and sold it for more then I paid for it . I did do some upgrades to the boat and trailer .

2005 I bought a 1985 Malibu Skier with brand new interior from a friend it was a fantastic little boat I put about 800 hours on it and then sold it back to him 3 years ago . I had that boat during my really wild and single days oh my freakin gawd if that boat could talk the storys it could tell . Once I got together with mama it was just too small for us with the kids so it was time to upgrade . After I sold it back my buddy let it fill with water (falling tree branch) so we gutted the floor out and redid everything 2 years ago . Thank god the stringers we're solid That old boat still looks awesome sitting in the water .

2015 Bought my Sanger V210 I friggin love this boat its got tons of storage compared to anything else I've ever had and handles soooo well . I think I will keep this one for a long time as its easy to pull easy to store and in pretty good shape still. I'm going to put a new ProFlight tower on it this winter and then next year have the interior replaced . The interior is starting to show some signs of wear but it will last at least 1 or possibly even 2 more seasons . Ive been kind of hesitating until the kids get a little older and arent so hard on stuff .
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       08-24-2017, 10:14 AM Reply   
22 ish, right after college...88 ski supreme. bought using a credit card check. $75 fee at 0% for 12 months
Old    Adam Hobgood (80AM)      Join Date: Apr 2016       08-24-2017, 10:48 AM Reply   
Age: 26
Year: 2013
Boat: 1998 Mastercraft 205

Age: 30
Year: 2016
Boat: 2016 Axis T23
Old    Boarder85 (fouroheight68)      Join Date: May 2006       08-24-2017, 11:11 AM Reply   
Age: 26
Year: 2013
Boat: 2002 Centurion Hurricane (Elite V)
Price: 13,500

My wife and I put about 200 hours on it and sold it in 2015 for $24,000 due to the drought, a baby on the way, and an offer I couldn't refuse. On the hunt for a 05-08 VLX now.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-24-2017, 1:48 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by fouroheight68 View Post
Age: 26
Year: 2013
Boat: 2002 Centurion Hurricane (Elite V)
Price: 13,500

My wife and I put about 200 hours on it and sold it in 2015 for $24,000 due to the drought, a baby on the way, and an offer I couldn't refuse. On the hunt for a 05-08 VLX now.
damn, you did well on the first!
Old    Boarder85 (fouroheight68)      Join Date: May 2006       08-24-2017, 1:51 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by denverd1 View Post
damn, you did well on the first!
Yeah, it was a "short sale". Basically a friend was losing it to the bank, and I made a deal with the bank. I put $3500 into it, but still came out well ahead.
Old    Sam Pearce (spearce63)      Join Date: Apr 2017       08-24-2017, 4:20 PM Reply   
What awesome stories.

When I was 16 I bought a little bass boat from my momma. It was an 80's model 14 foot with a 40. Ran the tar out of that thing for a couple years. Almost sunk it on fort desoto beach near Tampa.

When I was 20 I bought a bayliner 175 for cruising the lakes, wakeboarding, and learning how to properly maintain and operate a boat. Ran it for 4 years. Still have it in storage, about to get ride of it.

Bought a 2000 tige 21v a month ago. Litterlly sitting in my driveway running it testing my new impeller and thermostat as I type. Love this boat. Excited to finally get it out and wakeboard!
Old     (newwhit)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-24-2017, 4:23 PM Reply   
21- SeaRay 180 with a 350

We had fun ridiculous times on that boat!
Old    Matt S (BurnMac42)      Join Date: May 2015       08-25-2017, 6:28 PM Reply   
Age: 31
Year: 2015
Boat: 2000 Tige 21v

Age: 33
Year: 2016
Boat: 2017 Tige R21
Old    Nate Christian (ride152)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-28-2017, 7:00 AM Reply   
26 yrs old
2000 Moomba Kamberra (became the LSV)

32 yrs old
2010 Nautique 210 Team Edition (new)

36 yrs old (new)
2015 G21

Will likely upgrade to a G23 in the next two years. I've taken the last two boats from dealer inventory to save money...but might order the next one. My wife and I have two little boys, nothing better than sharing our passion with them....watching them progress on the wakeboard and surfboards. Makes the Monday through Friday grind well worth it!!
Old    Paul Blamey (Blamey)      Join Date: Apr 2016       08-29-2017, 3:58 PM Reply   
Age: 22
Year: 2002
Boat: Early 80's ski supreme (never did figure out the year)
Cost R 30,000 (about $3k at the time)

The boat that got me hooked on wake boarding (and boat ownership). I had the boat for just 1 year and sold it to go traveling. I dreamed about that boat for over 10 years and finally got a chance to get another boat 2 years ago. I originally wanted a late 80's Ski Nautique 2001, which was the boat I really wanted but couldn't quite afford when I had the Supreme. Never really thought I'd ever afford a SAN or Xstar at the time so the 2001 was my dream boat. but after doing some research decided it was worth stretching the budget just a bit to get a 1995 Sport Nautique, I paid 7K for the Sport I put over 8K into the boat over 18 months (New Trailer, Cover, Interior and lots of little bits).

Ended up finding a deal on a 1996 Super Sport in the Spring of this year and jumped on it. Was able to sell the Sport for more then I picked up the Super Sport for and still have some change left over for updates(mostly upholstery work, rest of the boat is in great condition). I always liked the Nautiques and now I own a boat that's basically the equivalent of boat I used to see and think would be impossible to own. I am very happy with the boat and it has exceeded my expectations since getting it. It was such a deal I figured there was something wrong with it but it's been trouble free since I got it and I have just finished the first of what I hope will be many summers with it.
Old    Matt (That_Guy)      Join Date: Aug 2015       08-30-2017, 3:47 PM Reply   
Age: 28
Year: 2015
Boat: 2015 Axis T22

This was the first boat I bought, but I grew up on my parents 1996 Malibu Sunsetter LX.

Age: 30
Year: 2017
Boat: 2017 Moomba Craz

Sold the Axis after 2 seasons and 100 hours and ordered this boat, currently at 80 hours on it and love it but just recently listed it up for sale.
Old    Dustin Yost (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-30-2017, 10:17 PM Reply   
Age: 34
Year: 2015
Boat: 1989 Supra Sunsport

Still running strong after almost three seasons
Old    Boarder 42 (jhartt3)      Join Date: Jan 2012       08-31-2017, 12:04 PM Reply   
age - 24
Year - 2011
Boat - 1996 Hydrodyne Grand sport
Cost - $9500

Age - 27
year 2014
Boat - 1999 Malibu VLX
Cost - $14,500

Still in that boat but actively looking to get an A20 with SG we'll see if they fall to my price range soon.
Old    Josh Schneider (jps120)      Join Date: Oct 2012       08-31-2017, 12:44 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by That_Guy View Post
Age: 28
Year: 2015
Boat: 2015 Axis T22

This was the first boat I bought, but I grew up on my parents 1996 Malibu Sunsetter LX.

Age: 30
Year: 2017
Boat: 2017 Moomba Craz

Sold the Axis after 2 seasons and 100 hours and ordered this boat, currently at 80 hours on it and love it but just recently listed it up for sale.
I know this is way off topic, but Matt i would really be interested in your thoughts of both the craz and the T22 since you owned both.
Old    Patrick Castro (patrick232)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-03-2017, 5:16 AM Reply   
2000 25 first was a 1999 Rinker 192 bowrider with wife 8.5 months pregnant, sold for down payment on new house.

2002 27 second was 2002 Rinker 232 Cuddy with now a 2 year old and 4 month old, upgraded to the Ebbtide.

2006 31 third was a 2005 Ebbtide 2600 bowrider cuddy, sold after buying a condo on Norris Lake

2008 33 fourth made the switch to our first wakeboard boat a 2007 Moomba XLV, sold in 2010 when economy was in the crapper

2012 37 fifth bought a neglected 2006 LSV and brought her back to life and traded her with tons of equity

2014 39 sixth 2014 Mondo first new ordered boat.

2017 42 seventh 2017 Supra SR

2018 or 2019 who knows as I don't keep them long only thing I know is it will be a skiers choice product but not a new SL as my lake neighbor just bought one.
Old    Ryan Stover (onetogofast)      Join Date: Jun 2012       09-03-2017, 8:10 AM Reply   
My first boat was when I was 18 and was a tri hull Ford motor that never ran. Got it for free and gave it away. 19 or 20 bought a 16' stern drive and learned how to wakeboard. Added a tower and stereo and sold it. Got into the rock crawling world for a while and sold it when I was 25 and bought a DD Aztec and got back into Wake boarding. Had fun for a year and then sold it to buy my current 12' F21 Tomcat that I love!!! Soccer has caused bad meniscus in my knees. So out with the wakeboarding and made the boat into a surf machine. Love surfing!!! Kid on the way so wife says we will be in the MB for a while and I'm glad I bought it when I did or I may have been stuck in the Aztec!
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       10-23-2017, 8:12 PM Reply   
1995 / 22 yrs old: 1986 Stingray SV176SS for $4k, and an Insane brand wakeboard shortly thereafter. I built an extended pylon out of the plumbing department at Home Depot.

1999: picked up a 92 MC Prostar 190 ($12k, I think), sacked the crap out of it, and had a tower built for it that turned out to be ugly. Wake was bigger and better on the Stingray.

2001: bought a 96 Malibu VLX ($18k), loved that boat for 10 years, did all kinds of nice mods to it. Sold it in 2011 for almost exactly what I paid for it.

2014: bought a 00 Supra Launch ($2500) that had a couple holes in the hull from a lift bunk floating away, and had partially sunk. Runs great now, I still have less than $5k in it, and like it almost as much as I liked my VLX.
Old    Jason W (Medium)      Join Date: Aug 2011       10-23-2017, 10:55 PM Reply   
Age: 33
Year: 2015
Boat: 2015 Axis A22
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-24-2017, 9:24 AM Reply   
17 years old
1998
1988 Malibu Skiier
A sponsor matched the $1000 I put down and my payment was right around $120/month.

I spent my senior year putting it back together, but I had a boat for College.
Old    B (fullspeed)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-24-2017, 7:35 PM Reply   
27 years old, 1998
1992 Ski Centurion Falcon XP......I think XP? Slant nose closed bow.
Bought it for 10K sold it for 11K in 2002

31 years old, 2002
2002 Malibu VLX
Bought for around 45K Sold it for $32,500 in 2005 winter.

35 years old, 2006
2006 Malibu VLX
Selling mid summer 2018.

Next boat will be next year....Hopefully.
Old     (Bam6961)      Join Date: Apr 2011       10-26-2017, 9:20 PM Reply   
Age: 23
Year:2015
Boat:1999 185 Monterey Montura
Cost: Gifted to me from a friend, that was gifted to him. Sold for 5k and donated earnings to the Chico State Wakeboard Club to help buy the current Sanger v210. Thank goodness it didn't have an hour gauge because there was probably over a thousand hrs on it. All three owners were wakeboarders and slammed it. Last time i heard it was in lake shasta running still running strong.

Age: 25
Year:2017
Boat: 2005 SAN 210 W/455hrs
Cost:30k
Old    Rayprisz (priszkid)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-27-2017, 7:00 AM Reply   
Age: 17
1986 Kawasaki Jetski

Age: 28
1992 Sanger 22FX

Age: 35
2006 Tige 22VE
Old    Adam (AZAxis)      Join Date: Mar 2017       10-28-2017, 9:40 AM Reply   
Age: 32
Year: 2016
Boat: 2011 Axis A22
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-28-2017, 9:58 AM Reply   
Age: 23
Year: 2003
Boat: 2001 Super Air Nautique 210
Cost: 32K (sold in 2005 for $32k)

Age: 25
Year: 2005
Boat: 2003 Super Air Nautique Team Edition 210
Cost: 36K (sold in 2008 for 37k)
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       10-28-2017, 10:17 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by noel_peterson View Post
I was 20, and it was an Avenger 17 ft. ski boat with a 115 hp Merc. ob.The year: 1976. Kept it till 2004 when I bought a 2 yr. old X-Star. Still have the MC and love it.
I was 23 in 78 and bought a 16' ski boat with 115hp merc. Blew the engine and upgraded to a 140. Lots of trick skiiing and barefooting behind that boat.
Old    Jim Aikins (HSE)      Join Date: Mar 2010       11-22-2017, 10:57 AM Reply   
Age 13
Year: 1967
Make: Glastron 13' with 50HP Johnson

Age 23
Year: 1985
Make: Tahiti 17' which I modified by converting from outboard to inboard with Buick 215 Alum. V8 and homemade running gear and water cooled SS exhaust.

Age 26
Year: 1988
Make: Bayliner Cobra, 16' with 140 Evinrude

Age 30
Year: 1990
Make: MasterCraft ProStar 190

Age 36
Year: 2000
Make: Malibu VLX 21'

Age 38
Year: 2002
Make: SAN 210 Team Edition

Age 40
Year: 2004
Make: SAN 210 Team Edition - warranty replacement by Nautique, structural issues with 2002

Age 53
Year 2018
Make: SAN G21

So needless to say, I've owned at least one boat for the last 40 years!
By the way 2004 SAN is sitting in garage and for sale.
Old    Ryan Pinto (rpinto)      Join Date: Jan 2010       11-22-2017, 11:40 AM Reply   
I bought my first boat when I was 25. It was a 2004 Malibu Wakesetter that I financed the majority of. Lots of good memories on that boat and I have no regrets about financing it. I later sold the boat for 27k in 2010 then upgraded to a new 2010 Axis A22 which is my current boat.
Old    Kauffman (tkauffman)      Join Date: Aug 2017       11-22-2017, 12:09 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by HSE View Post
Age 13
Year: 1967
Make: Glastron 13' with 50HP Johnson

Age 23
Year: 1985
Make: Tahiti 17' which I modified by converting from outboard to inboard with Buick 215 Alum. V8 and homemade running gear and water cooled SS exhaust.

Age 26
Year: 1988
Make: Bayliner Cobra, 16' with 140 Evinrude

Age 30
Year: 1990
Make: MasterCraft ProStar 190

Age 36
Year: 2000
Make: Malibu VLX 21'

Age 38
Year: 2002
Make: SAN 210 Team Edition

Age 40
Year: 2004
Make: SAN 210 Team Edition - warranty replacement by Nautique, structural issues with 2002

Age 53
Year 2018
Make: SAN G21

So needless to say, I've owned at least one boat for the last 40 years!
By the way 2004 SAN is sitting in garage and for sale.
Do you have a link for that SAN 210? I'm not looking to by until earlier summer, but I'd take a look then if it was still for sale.

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