27 foot Fountain w HP500
Where are you in Texas? What Marina?
I think that the 29 Scarabs are a lot of boat for the money. Stock you are probably only going to run 65mph but that is a lot of boat. I think you could find a pretty nice one for under 50k. A Formula would be equally nice, i just dont have much experience there.
This is not a flame, but on Texas lakes, 25-30ft Bajas are everywhere.
27 foot Fountain w HP500
I've got a 25 Warlock for sale w/outboards for less than that, but since it's your first performance boat I would suggest that a used V hull, Fountain, Formula, Checkmate in the 25-30' range would be a better boat until you figure out what you really want in a boat, then you will know what you want and can trade up.
Stay with stock power so it's turnkey.
What about a 22' Donzi classic w/496 HO? Brand new on trailer for mid $40k, no cabin but will run mid 70's. Great first boat
I suggest dropping your wishes by 2 MPH and buying my Cig for 25K and put the other 25K on a nice mutual fund...
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I would take a look at the Superboat 30 Y2K.
New boat for close to the money and speed.
nice active thunder would do you right, with fuel injected 500..
Couldnt agree more, I have an 89 311 for sale, I stsrted with a donzi Z25, and then went to this, the donzi was way too small. this one can be had for 40-42K,twin 502 EFI ready to roll w/ trailer.Originally Posted by Chart
I might have something you'd be interested in. I have just decided to put my boat up for sale. It is a 1997 Formula 271 FASTech (27 ft.). It is loaded with goodies; HP 500 carb (275 hours), Bravo drive, Myco trailer, Latham steering, Kiekafer trim tabs, labbed prop, two covers and a long list of additional options. The top speed is in the 72-73 mph range. She runs as if on rails at 45-65 mph speeds. The entire package is in excellent condition. It is the Manhattan color scheme; White with Red, Teal, Purple accents. The grapic is the Imron # 3 which is a stripe into a splash down the sides.
As I have just made the decision to sell I haven't even advertised it yet. I am going to ask $58K so it might be in your price range. I will be posting an ad here on OSO soon with pictures. Just PM or email me if you would like a complete option list and pictures. I am in Austin, TX if you want to make arrangements to come by and look her over.
Mine. A hair over 70 mph and within the budget. 9.5 out of 10 condition. Twins, 280 K planes, hyd steering, magic brush paint, trim in wheel, the list goes on.
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