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Old 07-19-2006, 12:14 PM
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Another vote for the Nordic 28' Heat. I love mine and am looking to go to the 35'. Mine is for sale - very clean and aggressively priced. IM me if you would like more info...
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:33 PM
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If you want the stand-up bolsters, I would pick the 27zr Donzi hands down. If this boat were available in 2003 I would have bought it right away. They are seeing 80mph with 496 mag. If you want info, I'm sure Frank over at Typhoon Marine will gladly give you anything you need.
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:37 PM
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Sorry if I'm spamming but this is my favorite picture of my 28's in flight. High Priority P5-10!
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:47 PM
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If you plan on taking a look or going with a Donzi i highly recommend you to go with board member DONZI38ZR..He will take his time with you and is a man of his WORD and sad to say that's hard to find in this sport

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Old 07-19-2006, 01:13 PM
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In the last 2 years I have owned 2 28' boats. First I owned a non step Nordic Heat and then a Checkmate ZT 280. Both are european style boats with intergrated platforms. I think the first question you need to ask yourself is how much $$$ do you really want to spend. Here is my take on 2 boats that I have owned. Both are excellent boats, and handle lake Michigan respectively. Both boats run low 70's with 500 hp. Both boats are a great bang for the buck, the quality is good, but does not have the fit and finish of other customer builders mainly in the rigging. I like the lines on the Nordic better but the Check rides smoother. The Nordic flies straight with no tabs and the Check requires tab input but has a better overall ride. I don't think there is a perfect 28' boat out there, but if you could combine the features of a few manufacture's then you might have something. If $$$ were no object and I were in your shoes I would look hard a Sunsation, Pantera, Active Thunder and Apache! I am a used boat buyer so I did not have the luxery of ordering a new boat! Good luck on your search, that is part of the fun!!!

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Old 07-19-2006, 01:50 PM
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Dollars to doghnuts I dont think you can beat a Superboat Y2K new.
http://www.superboatonline.com/30-Y2...erCruiser.html
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:55 PM
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I need a wave crusher....my lake is getting to be like LOTO during the weekends. I dont mind giving up top speed, but I would think most 28s with 500hp should be in the mid to high 70's....fine with me. Money isnt too much an issue in the boat size I am looking for, and after all I am going with a 525. Those velocity's are real nice, how do they take chop and large cruiser wake?
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:12 PM
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I'm just south of you- if you want to see/ride a 28 Pantera first hand.

I've not been on Tablerock yet this yr but from previous experience any decent 28 should do you well.

your speed estimates are close. a 28' with integrated swim platform (26'ish hull) will likely see mid 70's consistently.

A true 28' hull (Bolt on platform brings it to 30'ish) will be a bit slower, especially the non stepped hulls- it's all a compromise. I shopped this market hard myself a few yrs back, more choices now and better deals.

Can you fit 30' of boat? that may limit your options on some "28's"
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One boat comes to mind when you say "Wave Crusher".
28' Saber.
Quite honestly, I haven't seen a bad recommendation mentioned on this thread.
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wave crusher 28 pantera ENOUGH said

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