I've always wondered why the West Coast cats have center pods on the twin engine models. Is it about low speed handling?
Can anyone that has shopped these boats give an idea of what the pricing is really like with similar power?
How would a M35 with some bling compare in price to a 36 Skater or MTI with the same power and similar hardware? I think MSRP's are close, but in reality where do they fall?
I liken the DCB's to a Alfa 8C or Aston, absolutely beautiful and well done, but not really the greatest handler. A nice amount of "amenities" and certainly not bargain priced.
A Skater is more like a Ferrari 599, much more performance, less creature comforts, and a price that matches!
I'd be thrilled to have either, but on the Great Lakes or ocean's, I'm pretty sure I know which I'd much rather have.
Its kind of like this. I wanted something that would work hard, so I bought a Ford. But not the prettiest or most comfortable of trucks. If I wanted a couch with soft seats and mood lighting, I would have bought a Chevy. Well to be honest, I would never own a Chevy. Just making a comparison to help you out.
That wasn't what I was asking at all. I asked the price difference.
For where I boat I'd take a Skater though, but I can't insure or afford either so it's all a dream for now.
I also don't equate the Ford to the work truck, they are much more lifestyle vehicle than a GM half ton....
2 very diff boats with the exact power. I agree Purpose built..
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Enlighten me, so there are no "West Coast" performance builders that cater to those who boat in the Pacific and Tahoe?
Alum Metal Fab
Custom Marine Sales
Dave's Custom Boats
Diamond Performance Parts
Double R Performance
Elton Porter Insurance
Fastboats Marine Group
GGB Exhaust Technologies
Grand Sports Center
Ilmor High Performance Marine
Lake Cumberland Marine
Lake Havasu Boat Show
Marine Technology Inc
McLeod Design Group
Performance Boat Center
Performance Marine Trading
Potter Performance Engines
Ron Sporl Performance
Speed and Custom Marine
Total Dollar Insurance
Teague Custom Marine
Wake Zone Marine Insurance
Young Performance Marine