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Old 09-16-2011, 11:29 PM
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Default Last Affordable New Inboard Performance Boat is Gone

I was looking on the Baja site recently, and realized that the Baja 20 is no longer available. To my knowledge, that was the last affordable inboard performance boat on the market. By affordable, I mean is about the price of an average new car, which right now is about $30K. All the boat manufacturers seemed to have moved on to larger, considerably more expensive boats, and the only thing left for affordable inboard boats are I/O bowriders, and 4 cylinder jet boats, all of which would be lucky to break 50 mph on a good day.

It's too bad, because that means there are essentially no entry level performance boats anymore to introduce people to the sport.

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Buy a used boat, there are 800 of them on here I'm sure one will suit you!
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Doesnt checkmate offer small inexpensive perf boats new?
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Buy a used boat, there are 800 of them on here I'm sure one will suit you!
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Or, take a look at a 21 Superboat, 22 Kryptonite, 22 Velocity. They will spank most other boats in their class and you won't see 20 of them every time you are on the water.

http://www.superboatonline.com/21.html
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Or, take a look at a 21 Superboat, 22 Kryptonite, 22 Velocity. They will spank most other boats in their class and you won't see 20 of them every time you are on the water.

http://www.superboatonline.com/21.html
Isn't Kryptonite out of business?

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Pantera is building boats ! go buy a 24.
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I would think 1 should fit the bill for you
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Look at a 26 Sonic, more ammenities than the others along with a nice cabin with head room for the family.
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They have the molds. I am sure if you want to write a check these days they will build you anything you want.
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those baja 20 were really small for 20 footer... access to ''cabin'' is really low, cabin is not usable at all (nice gelcoat finish on the other hand) I have one right now for sale and each time someone take a look, they all (up to now) find it too small for a 20... but they are nice boat ! fun to drive and not expensive to run...
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