Not sure about the performance of the Caravelle, but I know they always advertise "no wood" construction. So if anything it should last a long time. Probably longer than the Volvo hanging off the back of it
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with my budget I am topping out at 25k.. Just got too many other toys to drop 40-50k on a boat right now.. I also run lifted mud ATV's as a hobby too.. Got 2 of those..
Oh well pay to play
Im detailing a buddies Baja 252 Islander. Mechanically it is excellent, hull is very good, and interior is above average, has a tear in the seem of the back seat. I use the boat all the time and is a great overall boat for skiing, island hopping and is used mostly cruising up and down the river here. He was asking 35k, dropped it down to 24k and now his job transfer is closer..so I bet 20k buys it..If you need more info let me know. Thanks Jeff
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If you want a bowrider that delivers bang for the buck and solid performance, check out a Rinker, Ebbtide or a CrownLine. I'd give both companies an edge in quality over Caravelle. Sea Ray, Cobalt, Chaparral and Regal are probably the top tier in this category, but if you're on a budget, the Rinker or CrownLine should be on your short list.
If I was going to buy a family style bow rider, I'd buy a Regal. Well made, stepped hull, great fit and finish and there are some great deals out there.
Our local marina is a Regal dealer and is very willing to deal. Give him a call.
I have no idea how they compare to the other "typical" bowriders mentioned but Byant boats here in TN builds a nice bowrider.. Like I said I don't know exactly how they compare with some of the others mentioned but they would definatly be worth a look & usually perform well for a "typical" bowrider.. Not in any way trying to say the performance would be that of a Sunsation , Eliminator ect.. but for what it is they do well.. The owner is a hotrodder & ex promod racer & as far as I know they build pretty good stuff. I also think they advertise "no wood" if thats a concern ??
He is right why go factory when there are a lot of incredible custom boats available. Youll find a lot of custom product available right now for the money. The factory stuff is no comparison.
all make bowrider and "mid cabins"
Deal Pending on a 2000 Baja Islander 252
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