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Old 06-13-2003, 10:38 AM
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Old 06-13-2003, 05:07 PM
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You may want to look for a used Velocity 260. Without the platform it is 24 foot. Good size cabit, for 24 ft and a deep cockpit.
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There are alot of great boats out there in that size range. A bunch of them have been already mentioned. A Pantera is the first boat that comes to my mind when the rough is mentioned.
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I own a 1989 24' Banana.

Beamier then a 24' Pantera and goes like hell...

Hard to find in Miami though...

Good luck with your search.

If you want to step up, a pal of mine in Fort Lauderdale is contemplating selling his 27 foot Baja.

Think he wants under 20k.
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i toally agree vtec, baja isnt even close to a pantera or other more custom boat.

overheard once by a baja saleperson " baja is the bayliner of performance boats"
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24 Superboat or Pantera. Personally, I don't think there is another 24 foot boat with EQUAL POWER that will out run a 24 Superboat.
I know 2 24s that will outrun the Superboat with LESS POWER, especially in rough water, BatBoat and Skater. Nonetheless I agree 24 Superboat or Pantera would make a great choice. Just trying to keep the performance claims in perspective. I vote for Pantera since they are local and make a great boat.
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I know 2 24s that will outrun the Superboat with LESS POWER, especially in rough water, BatBoat and Skater. Nonetheless I agree 24 Superboat or Pantera would make a great choice. Just trying to keep the performance claims in perspective. I vote for Pantera since they are local and make a great boat.

Ya know, as soon as I hit the enter key I knew somebody was going to chime in about a Skater or a Bat Boat. OK, you have a point there, but I am assuming this guy is looking for more of a "pleasure v-hull" . Can he find a Skater or Bat Boat for under 25K? How pleasure orientated is a Bat Boat? I don't know what JJH's experience level is but a 100 MPH Skater in the hands of a less experienced boater can be trouble.

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You might also look at 242 and 272 Formulas. They are very well made boats. Maybe not as fast because they are heavy, but the construction is second to none. You should be able to find quite a few of them in your price range.
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There is a 24' baja for sale outside a bar where i dock my big boat. not an outlaw tho. It has an integrated swim platform. Sorry, i dont know the model, im not a big baja guy. asking was about 14k if i recall. I could get the # and a pic or 2 for you if youd like.
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The bat boat has it's merits but I can imagine how the wings could get in the way while docking. I have yet to see on in this guys price range as well. Can you get a 24 bat boat with out the canopy anyway?
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The 28 batboat has normal seating and even a small cabin, but the 24 is strictly a 2 seater with canopy. The wings are really no issue around the docks, but like I said, I think he should get a Pantera. I only brought up batboat and skater as a counter to the claim about Superboat being the best handling 24, not as a viable option or in the price range. I agree that superboat would be a great option too, but pantera is local and that means a lot in terms of maintenance to me at least. While I don't totally agree with the baja bashers the other two are arguably better boats in many ways; style, performance, construction, reputation, etc. I had a friend with a 24? velocity and it was a great boat too.

The request for handling 4 foot chop easily is a red flag for me though. That leads me to think 6 foot kinda well and 8 foot OK at speed. You can die in those waves in a normal 24 (or even a bigger boat) and should be looking at a 28 if planning to run in big water regularly. Easily to me means full throttle and no worries about the waves, which even in my batboat is leaving the easy range in 4 footers. Yes the boats listed can handle it, but 4 - 6 footers are at the top of the performance range, not "easy" for them. 75 in 4 footers in a 24 foot boat is a wild thrill ride and the passengers are hanging on for their lives.
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