This could likely be had at his budget or close. Blue pwer and VERY clean.
If he's been running your boat for years ,around the dock ,putting on trailer ,etc he's put his time in should be ready for something close to the same size . Nice to have friends that are willing to let you get exp. On there boat including the dings and dents . That's what I did.
Sometimes your first boat is the boat you actually bought, but you spent years running others and got away from parts, labor, fuel and marina fees...
I have friends that know more about boats then most but have never purchased a thing......
We call them "Summer Friends"
LMAO Good luck
I'd go big, get the 36 apache listed for $46K on OSO, maybe finance a little and repower it. Just my .02
That is a bad a$$ sunsation ZP'd!
A big single Pantera is a good boat for rough water but he will need some power if he wants to go fast.
The Donzi 26ZX is a great boat. It needs a little power to get it going but it is a big 26.
Never heard anything bad about the Sunny 288. It will bounce around a little more in the rough than the first two.
Beyond that, I am sure that there are some deals to be had.
If he wants twins, I would recommend considering something like a 28ZX. He is within a few dollars of those and those small blocks don't kill you to operate.
He can actually find some good twin older big blocks for that range but will need to be ready for the operating costs so I would not recommend that.
actually at this point he doesn't care about speed.. I'm sure that will change but as of now he just wants to get on the water and party. He is almost 100% against twins for two reasons, operating cost and towing it. He owuld like to be flexable on what he can use to tow this thing with, he works at a car dealer and drives a company car.
29' Phantom and keep some cash in the bank....
Heck I'll even toss in a dually and he can STILL keep $$$ in the bank!
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