Honestly, IN todays economy, would any of the formula owners on this thread buy that 353 from the boat show for $260,000? There is no formula financing like there used to be either! Not saying your choice to buy your formula years ago was bad. But would you really buy this new one or shop for a better "bang for your buck"?
The price is already reduced more than fair. Comparing price to other new brands is hard but I am sure they will have great discounts also. Comparing new vs new can only be done fair using MSRP. We can however compare the boat show formula to a used boats price (even though the used boat has room to negotiate also).
Used wins everytime. There is nothing this formula offers that a used boat does not. Not even a wrnty. The parts can be bought with what you save, plus you have more boat for your money.
Please don't take it personal, but the facts are the facts. The Formula Fas Tech line is dieing FAST! They have not been changed in 14 years! I highly doubt a smart investment is to drop $260,000 on a 14 yr old design!
This one is my personal favorite, no one can argue that its not a lot of boat for the money!