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Good Used Performance Boat, 20-24 feet

Old 01-12-2011, 01:20 AM
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Question Good Used Performance Boat, 20-24 feet



20' - 24'

$30k or less

Performance boat to be used only a few times a year.

My father spends most of the cold months in the Keys, but during the summer months we get bored in Illinois. I am looking for a present for my dad that we can both use together during the summer months on our mid-size inland lake. I like the Fountain 25', the Formula 24' and the Baja 22'. We are both experienced boaters, I used to run my dad's 53' Viking. However, I have no experience with small performance boats. I know a few companies who make quality boats (Fountain, Baja, etc.) but spending mega bucks on a boat that is only used a few weekends per year is not my idea of fun.


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Old 01-12-2011, 06:38 AM
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:04 AM
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24 Superboat or Pantera.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:13 AM
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:48 AM
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Donzi Classic 22 or Cig 20??
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:05 AM
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National Marine in Peoria Heights, IL has a 242 Formula for $22,000. I think it is being brokered by National. The owners moved up to a Formula 330SS. I believe the 242 is in excellent condition with no issues. Definetly worth checking out. Their phone number is 309-688-5513 or look at it here;
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:10 AM
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Here ya go, seems like a good deal on a classic.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:10 AM
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Lots of choices in that range do you want an outboard or an i/o do you need cabin space? I allways liked the 25' Checkmate they make a nice boat for the money. Also there are lots of 25' Baja's to choose from you can get a newer boat at a fair price. Alsoa 25' PowerPlay you can never go wrong with a PowerPlay. Check these out as well
21' Superboat
23'Kryptonite (I don't think youd be able to find one)
24'Pantera (Awesome boat)
24'Sunsation (best customer service in the business)
25'Active Thunder

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Old 01-12-2011, 11:14 AM
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Might be hard to find a a great used boat in that price range if your looking for a newer/custom look and ride... However an Eliminator 25/26 Eagle is a great V-bottom which comes in a closed/cuddy/or walk-thru open bow versions and is a single engine/turn key family boat .... just an idea... Good Luck!
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