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Old 04-25-2007, 08:45 AM
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Predator 30 Cat!
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:56 AM
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Best Single I/O V-bottom for performance and handling has to be the 29' Kryptonite. I am biased because I own one and currently am trying to sell it BUT I chose it for a reason when I bought it. Just for comparison, I am looking to upgrade into a 35-38' V bottom w/ twins and my short list is Donzi Zr, Cigarette, & 37 Outerlimits.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:10 AM
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The answers are obvious. However many different boat owners are on here, is the number of reply's to be had.

The real answer will be the one you come across that you can afford....
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With no qualifying statements, this thread goes no where. There is no BEST boat for ALL applications.

Its like asking: "What's the best beer?"
or "What's the best cheese?"

Need more info, for more qualified answers:

Lake boater? River boater? Ocean boater?
Do you like to raft and party, or just get in, go fast, and then go home?
Do you overnight?
Do you have kids?
Does your wife have a say in the matter?

Single engine or twin engine?
I/O or OB?
What's your budget?
New or used?
How much insurance can you afford?
What is your bling vs. purest preference?
Do you like steps or a straight bottom?
I am moving to Florida and plan on boating in the gulf, nokids, would like twin engines, I/O, like to party and go fast, wife might have a say, needs to ride smooth in the rough, and preferably used..dont really know the difference between steps and staight bottom hull, and I would prefer the purest attitude vs. the bling effect. Like to stay under 100 large.

thanks for everyone input! this is a very knowledgeable group and I enjoy reading all the threads...
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like to party and go fast
Those two usually don't go together. Be safe , don't be another statistic.
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28 pantera, 33 powerplay, 32 Active Thunder, 28 apache(there's an unrigged new one around), 28joker(new), 34phantom(see forum), 28saber(maybe new w/ 496s), Sutphen

Those are my choices for twins in the hi 20ft-low30ft range.
All will do nicely in the Florida waters.
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was going to suggest the 28' Pantera anyway, 30' easy with the swim platform, available with singles or twins, a better candidate now that you've explained your use a bit
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Those two usually don't go together. Be safe , don't be another statistic.

dont get the wrong impression....I am very responsible with that stuff...
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I am moving to Florida and plan on boating in the gulf, nokids, would like twin engines, I/O, like to party and go fast, wife might have a say, needs to ride smooth in the rough, and preferably used... Like to stay under 100 large.
Here's a vote for Formula And just an example of what "used, under 100k" might get you. Lots of boat for the money IMO. http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...d.php?t=155537
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I am moving to Florida and plan on boating in the gulf, nokids, would like twin engines, I/O, like to party and go fast, wife might have a say, needs to ride smooth in the rough, and preferably used..dont really know the difference between steps and staight bottom hull, and I would prefer the purest attitude vs. the bling effect. Like to stay under 100 large.

thanks for everyone input! this is a very knowledgeable group and I enjoy reading all the threads...

In that case...

Write the check and boat happy:
http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.c...o15084-en.html
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