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Old 08-27-2007, 05:44 PM
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Need Help. Pick out my next 25 to 28 foot boat.

Well my search continues. By boating season next year I will have my new to me boat.

What I'm looking for is a difficult combination to come by, so any help would be great. What I'm looking for is an 88 to 98 25' to 28 foot powerboat. I have around a 30K budget. My perfect boat would be a 28 Scarab Excel but I've been searching for some time now and I'm having some difficulty finding a nice one. So I'm expanding my horizons from the Scarab Line.

If I had the funds my choice would be a new Donzi 27ZX or 28 Nordic Heat but that's a little out of my price range right now.

Boats it cannot be:
Foutain 27 Feaver (I hate the beak)
Donzi 26/28 ZX

Here are my requirements:

25 to 29 Foot "Go Fast" boat
Single Engine
Fast. Able to hang on Poker Runs. Around 65-70+ top speed
Able To Handle Chop (Cheasapeake Bay) well.
Usable Cabin. A cabin with vbirth and love seats.
Sporty Lookiing Design.

The boats I've been thinking about are:

Scarab Excel 28
Velocity 26/28
Sunsation Aggressor 25
Formula 27 Fasttech

Any comments on these boats would be great. Also any other suggestions for boats would be greatly appreciated.
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sonic 26' prowler
active thunder 25' tantrum
active thunder 28'
Scarb 29'

all have a usable cabin. Check out the Active thunder forum.

I'm looking to replace my Scarab with one of these boats.Leaning toward a 25'AT
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26 wellcraft excalibur - scarrab hull - with a nicer interior.

Mine is running 74 with a tuned 496 : ) - lovin it
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28-foot Nordic Heat
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I used to have a 272 baja W/502, It actually was a fun ride for the $$
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here was an excel on e-bay, I think it is still on there for bid.
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Joker 28
Wait till you see the new 28 Joker. Premier Perf Interior carbon fiber fabric w/ blue checkered race seats.

www.JokerPerformanceBoats.com
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I'm pretty much in the same boat......or not in one I should say

28 Pantera
28 Active Thunder
28 Saber - if you can find one.


With your budget -

25 active thunder
Maybe an old 28 pantera.
28 Saber - if you can find one.

I'm on the hunt for a nicely priced pantera or saber.

From the ones you have listed -
27 Formula or 29 Scarab.
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