36 eliminator - canopies, 112 mph on 525's with bravos. and a nice cabin almost within your price range NEW.
36 skater - canopies, 110mph with 575's and bravos, no cabin, better quality? stronger? resale? a 2000 should be in your price range.
36 pantera - what is it even doing in this poll? slow (campared to cats) and youll be lucky to get it within a year of the delivery date.
I've been in a 28 eliminator at 98mph. great smoothe ride. took 2 ft wake like nothing. i can only image the 36 was better. the skater looks like it has more freeboard and may be better in the rough stuff. I would love to ride in both back to back to compare.
My vote would be a 39 MTI but there are none available even close to 250k.