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Old 01-17-2011, 02:31 PM
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Anybody know history on this boat? Looking at purchasing it, unfortunately it's a repo so I can't ask the previous owner. Any information could be useful, thanks.



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Old 01-17-2011, 02:42 PM
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I don't know the history of that boat but it is great looking boat, good luck.
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Maybe you can call the factory with the HIN,. They may be able to tell you something about the boat. I don't think they'd give you the original buyer's name, but they may be able to pass your contact info on to the original owner.
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I know it's very early history.
It was a Miami Boat Show display model featuring custom paint by Kris Kruz. Kris Kruz painted most of the show boats at that time. It was featured in the Velocity brochure. The boat was sold to a new, first time boat dealer in the western US. I believe this was the dealer's one and only purchase from Velocity. I believe the dealer had it inventory for some time. I'm not sure where it went after the dealer or how well it's been kept up over the years.
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Thanks for the response. I have until Saturday to make final decision and still checking. Boats in good shape, looks sharp, and I'm having the engine inspection done today. I also found some photos posted from the 2005 Miami boat show, kinda cool knowing it was featured at such a big boat show.
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Thanks for the response. I have until Saturday to make final decision and still checking. Boats in good shape, looks sharp, and I'm having the engine inspection done today. I also found some photos posted from the 2005 Miami boat show, kinda cool knowing it was featured at such a big boat show.
I sure do like mine a lot. The boat is a very good design with lots of space, and does many things well. And best of all--its fast!
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I know it's very early history.
It was a Miami Boat Show display model featuring custom paint by Kris Kruz. Kris Kruz painted most of the show boats at that time. It was featured in the Velocity brochure. The boat was sold to a new, first time boat dealer in the western US. I believe this was the dealer's one and only purchase from Velocity. I believe the dealer had it inventory for some time. I'm not sure where it went after the dealer or how well it's been kept up over the years.
Is that the one they had there with the weird swim deck extension? Might of been a different year not sure but I remember one with some very strange add-on on the transom.
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No different boat - it was on a red and white VR1 if I recall correctly. That was a bolt-on, one-off design intended to fold into the water to protect swimmers from the prop as they boarded the transom. I'm pretty sure that was the only boat fit with with one those. Since it completely covered up the swim platform when not deployed, I felt it would have made it more difficult to dock and tie up the stern lines when backing into a slip.
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No different boat - it was on a red and white VR1 if I recall correctly. That was a bolt-on, one-off design intended to fold into the water to protect swimmers from the prop as they boarded the transom. I'm pretty sure that was the only boat fit with with one those. Since it completely covered up the swim platform when not deployed, I felt it would have made it more difficult to dock and tie up the stern lines when backing into a slip.
This one?--It is on the Velocity website in the Patents section...
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Thanks for the response. I have until Saturday to make final decision and still checking. Boats in good shape, looks sharp, and I'm having the engine inspection done today. I also found some photos posted from the 2005 Miami boat show, kinda cool knowing it was featured at such a big boat show.
I thought I remembered seeing it in a performance test...

Hot Boat June 2005 ran it to 69.4mph in rough water. So it was in Miami and a Boat Mag test!
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