The AT will take it in the rough.
Hustler/Joe will do the same as any other manufacture. They have excellent customer support and service. If your looking for overall style, build quality, and speed the Hustler is for you. The 34 will run 90+ with 525's and then if coupled to arnesons it will run around 100. A buddy of mine has his cheetah for sale in the classifieds if your interested. Go onto www.hustlerpowerboats.com and they have a nice little video with running shots of all their models on their home page.
The AT will take it in the rough.
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The Hustler Cheetah was one of what I thought was the sharpest boats in the Miami show a couple years ago. It was the only boat there that really blew my skirt up.
Both of the 33 ACTIVE THUNDERS that have been built are awsome. So i guess you know what my vote is.
How many people in this thread have driven both a AT & a Hustler?
How many people have been to both the AT plant and Hustler plant?
How many people understand the construction differences between the AT & Hustler?
I own neither boat and I have done or understand the above. Just because you own one it doesn't make it the best boat. Take a moment to learn all of the facts.
Originally Posted by f311fr1
?? Hustler was / is one of the original "custom" builders. They are from Strong Island and build a real nice boat. I do like Active Thunder as well.
I also don't know much about either boat, but I like the design (and performance, from what I've heard) of the Cheetah. Some low-mid 30-footers look a little disproportionate in some areas, but the Cheetah looks like a baby Slingshot.
Cheetah with arensons????? and yes I have seen it done . I also know what it can do. the 33 A.T. with 525 XRs will run over 90 and do it safe with comfert.
They have built two of the 344's with 525's and Arnesons. Both run 103 on the limitors bone stock.Originally Posted by cosmic12
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AT have more cracks that a crack addict.
Hustler builds a better boat. I have seen alot of 38 Slingshots that have been ridden hard and have never seen any stress cracks.
I have seen AT facility as well. Hustler is the better boat.
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.....Very unprofessional, especially coming from you..... The Smallwoods from Ft. Meyers have over 775 hours on their 2000 A.T., been on this boat numerous times, just came back from KW with them. NO CRACKS. The only problem that I know of was the Race boat, and maybe your crack comment applies there, more ways then one
Originally Posted by DaveP
.....I have driven both a 34 and 2 38's, a Merc and Vyper/Annis and owned one A.T. A 37. A buddy of mine(Strip Poker) has a 38 also, well built boats. Just got back from the KW PR and drove a 33, as well as rode on Steve Libby's 33 for 4 hours. Both have there finer points but the A.T. rides better, doesn't chine walk and can keep it's azz on the water at speed. The 33 with 525's hit 93 and is not properly propped right, 4 people and luggage. As far as the facility goes Hustlers is definitely nicer. As to sales, and numbers, I was let down at the Miami show from Hustler, no return phone calls or emails of our transaction at the show. After 2 false promises from Joe, not a good beginnin. I ended up with another 4300 Nortech, less money and the way I wanted it, which worked out great, dont even know why strayed away.
Drive both and then make your own decision. Take a look at the new hardware vs the older models. A.T. has picked it up a notch. Hustler has always done a nice job but hasn't really retooled anything. good Luck Jeff
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