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Old 09-19-2017, 05:52 AM
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We have a customer who currently has a 280 Velocity with one of our 750s in it. Very nice rig, but the family is growing and the needs are changing. The Velocity is going up for sale and he's asked us to do a little homework on a 26-30 foot single engine deck boat. What's the one to own? I don't have any real experience in that field and I don't want to steer a friend wrong. He doesn't mind having to throw some HP at it to make it fast but let's stay with something designed to go fast, not a cruiser. Needs to be able to handle Lake George 1-3 weekend slop. I tried pitching an MCOB Sunsation or an open bow DCB, no luck. So deck boat it is.

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We have a customer who currently has a 280 Velocity with one of our 750s in it. Very nice rig, but the family is growing and the needs are changing. The Velocity is going up for sale and he's asked us to do a little homework on a 26-30 foot single engine deck boat. What's the one to own? I don't have any real experience in that field and I don't want to steer a friend wrong. He doesn't mind having to throw some HP at it to make it fast but let's stay with something designed to go fast, not a cruiser. Needs to be able to handle Lake George 1-3 weekend slop. I tried pitching an MCOB Sunsation or an open bow DCB, no luck. So deck boat it is.

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I call my 29 Advantage X-Flight a Deck boat on steroids. They do about 70 with a 525 and can haul a ton of people. I've had 13 peeps in mine at one time. The sponsons actually trap air like a cat and help cushion the ride in chop. They are really popular out west, don't see many here in the midwest.
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saw xflight at XT Innovations, That is one cool azz boat
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The E-Ticket at the Shootout was pretty cool. It had twins, but I about fell over when he said it was a 150 MPH boat.
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Here's one with similar performance capabilities of his current ride.


2006 Magic 28 Deck Boat powerboat for sale in Arizona
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The E-Ticket at the Shootout was pretty cool. It had twins, but I about fell over when he said it was a 150 MPH boat.
I've heard a lot about those, they seem awesome. Twin is the deal breaker though.


Keep em coming guys, thanks!
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I call my 29 Advantage X-Flight a Deck boat on steroids. They do about 70 with a 525 and can haul a ton of people. I've had 13 peeps in mine at one time. The sponsons actually trap air like a cat and help cushion the ride in chop. They are really popular out west, don't see many here in the midwest.
That is slick!
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I will second the 29 X Flight. One of the smoothest riding boats that I have ever been on
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Jason, talk to your customer Robb Maltempo. He is a customer of yours with the 24ft HTM from CT, He has a fast deck boat too and could send you in the right direction!
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I've heard a lot about those, they seem awesome. Twin is the deal breaker though.


Keep em coming guys, thanks!
It looks like they have a 26 single engine in the works if the budget allows for a new boat.

https://eticketboats.com/boats/26-luxury-cat/
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