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Old 11-20-2003, 02:39 PM
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Hey all! I was hoping some of you folks might have some experience with slightly smaller performance boats and would offer some recommendations. I am looking into boats in the 20' range right now. I won't actually be going off shore, but the waters that I frequent in my area can get rough at times. Looking for something that can double as a family ski toy boat (needs a ski eye, swim platform and ladder) and can also do about 70 MPH.

So far I am looking at the Baja 20' Outlaw (found one with a 300 HP Merc) and the VIP 19' Vindicator. Both boats are around $30K. Anyone have any experience with either of these boats or can you recommend another model?
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Old 11-20-2003, 02:43 PM
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..it you step up a foot or two...Velocity makes a nice 22...Superboat makes a 21'...great boats...

there are others, I'm sure will be mentioned....

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If it were me, I would buy Nasty Habits 20' Cig.
Nice rig, new everything, plus, it's a Cig!
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So far I am looking at the Baja 20' Outlaw (found one with a 300 HP Merc)
I was under the impression Baja wouldn't put anything bigger than a 260hp 5.0 in them. Where did you find this boat?
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You can get an Eliminator Daytona in 19, 20, and 22 foot length. They can easily do 70mph.

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Old 11-20-2003, 03:16 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. Just paid for my membership, so hopefully I will be able to view the photo above some time soon. Not really interested in a tunnel or cat. I am looking for a V-hull. Again, thanks to everyone so far.
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22 Classic Donzi.. will run those speeds easily
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Old 11-20-2003, 03:27 PM
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Originally liked the Donzi, but it does not meet the family boating needs. No swim platform, ladder and the motor hatch is gelcoat rather than a pad. Nice boat, but it won't multi-task.
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The 20 Outlaw is a nice boat for the money where did you find one with a 300 though??


with the 305 it will do 65 easy
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Well, the dealer only has one with the 300 HP motor, so if I publicize it then the inquiries might go up and the price won't be quite so flexible. It is a custom made Outlaw. He says it was made for one of the execs. at Baja and only has about 8 hours on it. Problem is that it has an Alpha drive.
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