With your budget and no trade you are in a great position.Everyone has made good suggestions.If you are running in the ocean out there I would get at least a 38 and there is no way I would tow any 38 or even a 35 with your vehicle so you need to save some of the cash for a different truck.
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IMO you're getting a lot of bad advice from people that wish they had $150k to spend on what they would buy with that money. My personal opinion is you're nuts for considering anything over a 35, and I would strongly advise you to get a 30'-33'. Going from a 21' Baja, anything over 28' is going to feel like a yacht. Is this going to be your first boat with twins? Regardless, I would think you'd be happiest with a boat with some cabin room, with reliable moderate Hp. I would only consider 500efi and 525efi boats, or 502 mag boats if you think you can live with 415hp.
A 33' Donzi, IMO, would be the perfect boat for you due to the cabin amenities, cockpit layout, quality, ride, etc. A 33' outlaw should get strong consideration. Baja may lack some fit and finish quality but for partying and practicality their boats are 2nd to none. They have by far the largest cockpit in their class, and it is a super functional layout. Formula is another manufacturer that I would look at if I were you. Finally, I think you should consider a 31' Sonic, but I don't know anything of their quality. I just know that they have a great cabin and they're a nice functional boat.
Cigs are nice, but I think you should stick with a 31' if you're not going to upgrade your tow vehicle. A 33' Powerplay is a GREAT boat, but I don't think it will have all of the cabin goodies that you're looking for. I feel the same way about the 32' Fountain, but it is a good mid-point between the Donzi and the PP.
To try towing a 37' Outerlimits, or a 35' + anything is going to destroy your vehicle, be cumbersome at the launch, and get you a lot of funny looks, not to mention be illegal if you happen to be unfortunate and wreck.
If you are dead set against upgrading the truck I'd stay closer to the 30' range. You can buy a ton of boat for $150k. You asked about asking prices and offers, well you don't want to low ball someone. On the other hand you don't know if you don't ask. Look at the classifieds for ranges. Conditions, hours, use, history all come into play. Someone suggested taking someone that knows about boats with you too. If that's not possible you can also get a survey done. They range about $15 a foot.
I also like the idea of a 38 Top Gun, but you will need more truck.
This is a great choice...Speed and comfort. This is an 85-90 mph boat that flies great and throws one heck of a rooster tail for tame power. It has twin Mercury Racing 525's and is priced right in your range. Its worth a look.
Good luck...you are definitely in the driver's seat with this one.
TS Gun or 38' Donzi ZR.
The Donzi has a wider beam so it's MUCH bigger feeling.
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I too moved up from a 21 ft 60 mph boat and ended up with a 2008 Donzi 38 ZR. My wife wasn't a boater, and was nervous, and the ride and feel of it has made her much more comfortable, especially in big water. The staggered engines actually made it easier for me to adjust, it really almost drives like a single around the dock due to the drives being so close. And as someone mentioned earlier, it throws a dang good rooster tail for a stock power boat
IMO, he needs to buy a tow vehicle. So 20k there for a nice one without havin to worry about wrenchin on it. Now the boat. After the tow vehicle purchase, he has 130K. Take 30K for reserve and bank it for repairs, gas, insurance, ect....So now there's 100K to spend. Coming from a 21 ft boat, thats plenty of cash to spend on a boat that will keep him AND the hot chick happy. He wants/needs something RELIABLE and newer. He needs something that is not going to pop the implants and make the G/F cry. He needs the biggest,HEAVIEST,stockest(is that a word?),boat he can find! A newer Sonic 38 with 525s would suite him well. I dont think a Donzi is is such a wave crusher. Fast? yes.... Fountain? No....Formula would work, nice amenities and a decent ride. Still thinkin Sonic, for the boobs. Dan says Outerlimits. 100K enough? Never been in one , so I cant say. Cigarette? OK. How about a MINT 38 flat bottom for him. Like a 2000 w/ 525's? That will run 80, right? Easy buy for 100K. Baja will still take a beating in the rough. Hustler too. So I say A Sonic or a Cigarette.......
Tons of great advice here... It's appreciated...
To clear things up, I don't mind getting a tow vehicle... Funny enough, my last boat is why I have my current truck. I would just buy a $15k older truck to handle the job and can write it off so it wouldn't be the end of the world and it wouldn't take away from my budget... Nor would a repair budget... So taking all that into consideration I'm still willing to spend up to $150k
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