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Old 11-23-2007, 03:33 PM
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Help with boat choice.

Heres my options.
Please let me know your input for value, resale, performance. etc. Please be objective. Just becouse you might have a Cig or AT, comment on my best overall choice, not perference due to ownership.
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Year Make Length HP/disp +- $'s

2001 Formula 353 35 475/500 88000
2003 Cig Playboy 35 475/500 130000
1999 Hustler 38 475/500 105000
2001 AT 37 475/500 115000
1999 Cig top gun 38 500/502 120000
2001 Hustler 38 475/500 119000
2002 Python 34 475/500 55000
1999 AT 37 525/502 75000
2001 Fromula 38 425/496 120000
2004 Formula 35 475/500 115000
2001 Hustler 34 475/500 99000
1999 Nortech 38 475/500 98000
2000 Scarab 33 475/500 85000
2001 Formula 38 475/500 99000
2003 Nordic 35 500/502 127000
1999 Advantage 34 415/502 70000
2007 Avanti New 33 475/500 To be neg'd +-16000

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Old 11-23-2007, 03:37 PM
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ID go with Hustler.Very fast,built well,huge cabin and a good value.I like my Avanti but they dont hold there value that well and they are in a different class compared to the boats mentioned.Although you cant go wrong with a Cigarette
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I like the hustler and the AT from the list.
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those 33AVS Scarabs are not bad boats. They run pretty well. The Formulas are nice too but not of the higerst performer with like power. You id not list any Fountains and there are a lot of them for sale at great prices. The give a lot of bang for the buck in performance and build quality.

You list a 38 Cig Playboy...I thought these were 35's
The 38 Nortech would be my choice or one of the Cig's.
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If that 99 AT is the straight bottom with Chief's and bottom paint, I'd pass. It looks like chit in all the pics.

As far as the rest of your list, there are too many other factors to be considered to make any real good judgements. I would scratch the new Avanti though. No reason to buy less boat for more money that will depreciate faster.

The best boats on the list are the Cig PB, Hustlers, 2001 AT and Nortech. Not necessarily in that order.

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Cig for best resale and use
Formula for good resale and overall use

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Old 11-23-2007, 04:11 PM
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BTW, My freind has a VERY clean, fresh water only 2002 Formula 353 with 500EFI's for sale. I think in the 125k range.

http://midwestboatparty.com/forum/4s...duct=116&cat=5

make sure to click the link at the bottom of his ad.

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[QUOTE=FeverMike;2345863]those 33AVS Scarabs are not bad boats. They run pretty well. The Formulas are nice too but not of the higerst performer with like power. You id not list any Fountains and there are a lot of them for sale at great prices. The give a lot of bang for the buck in performance and build quality.
You list a 38 Cig Playboy...I thought these were 35's
The 38 Nortech would be my choice or one of the Cig's.


Fever... I have to check on the Cig PB it might be a 35'
My misc. thoughts.
The Avanti I am conidering is all new, new motors. Not going to loose to much from the price I might get it for.
I like the Formulas a bit heavy for comfortable trailering.
Fountains... Lot on the market, $ OK. nothing wrong with the boat. Reddgie and I had some issues with busines, back in the 90's He f** me.

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i would go cig or nortech. and the AT.
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cig , a.t,

or find a 38 lightning.
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