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mck405
07-07-2007, 08:59 PM
I am looking at the 2007 x45...any opinions on this boat?? good or bad!

RedStar
07-07-2007, 09:06 PM
Good. Big. Real big.

mck405
07-07-2007, 09:12 PM
How about list price....How much should dealer be willing to come down???

RedStar
07-07-2007, 09:16 PM
How about list price....How much should dealer be willing to come down???

Wish I could help, but I bought used.

What's MSRP, just curious.

mck405
07-07-2007, 09:21 PM
74K ...without me even asking he said he could do 70K...still sounds high.

RedStar
07-07-2007, 09:24 PM
Looks like a nice model.
Good luck and here's hoping you get the deal you want.

Roonie's
07-07-2007, 09:45 PM
They are a big boat and price seems right for that model. The X45 MSRP is $76,220.00. So anything below that is great.

llcamp63
07-07-2007, 11:27 PM
I have a '06 X45. My family loves it. We normally head out with 8 to 12 people on the boat. We really enjoy having lots of people on the boat while we are knee boarding, wake boarding or wake surfing. We spend most of our time on the great lakes. The boat is too big for some of the inland lakes in lower Michigan.

ProTour X9
07-08-2007, 08:07 AM
White lake, really, I was there on my uncle's sailboat, nice lake.

2QWICK
07-08-2007, 10:48 AM
Depends on the body of water you will be on. We love our X30 but some of the ramps at smaller lakes are a bit sketchy with a bigger boat. If I was on a smaller lake full time I would be looking at s smaller boat... big lake, big water go for it.

Just remember bigger is NOT always better. The big block is a gas hog and actually has a slower whole shot than the 350.

erkoehler
07-08-2007, 11:02 AM
70k for a new x45 is a hell of a deal.......what options are on the boat? Most of the X-45's we sell at Chicago MasterCraft have MSRP pricing around or above 100k.

wgwollet
07-08-2007, 11:05 AM
2qwick:

good point about big is not always better. My friends X-45 is a hog to deal with and own. My X-30 out shines in many ways. But I have noticed the weight on the 2007 X-30 at 3800 lbs and my 2003 X-30 is only 3300 lbs......so these boats are getting bigger and heavier even with modern tech.

bigmac
07-08-2007, 12:03 PM
2qwick:

good point about big is not always better. My friends X-45 is a hog to deal with and own. My X-30 out shines in many ways. But I have noticed the weight on the 2007 X-30 at 3800 lbs and my 2003 X-30 is only 3300 lbs......so these boats are getting bigger and heavier even with modern tech.

The quoted price at $70,000 looks like a GREAT deal IMHO if we're talking trailer and LY-6 or L-18 engine.

I've looked closely at the X-45 and compared it to the new X-30. Other than the bigger bow area due to the picklefork, I didn't feel like there was enough extra usable room in the X-45 to make it worth the extra money and the extra weight. An MCX in my 2004 performs great. I'm not sure what the performance would be like in a 2006-or later X-30 with its extra 900 lbs. And the X45 is 600 lbs heavier than that, 1500 lbs heavier on the water than my 230VRS. I just don't see that poor little MCX hacking an X-45 in a satisfactory manner - which means at least an LY-6 IMHO.. and that's..what?...an extra $3k?

Opinions vary with perception - that's mine. For me, an X-45 or even a current X-30...the negatives outweigh the positives. Add in the costs involved...it was an easy choice for me (even easier choice for the home Secretary of Finance).

:twocents: YMMV

2QWICK
07-09-2007, 09:57 AM
We love our X30!! I mean sure… am I jealous when the little direct drive ski boats blow past me, but hey.. we have room for all our friends, gear, can handle the roughest coastal water, and the wake is just sick. So… unless you’re a hardcore boarder or don’t have family and friends I’d give the X30 a strong look.

endl
07-09-2007, 10:52 AM
I was looking for used X-Star's, X-30's last fall and ran across my X-45. I paid 59 used with about 80 hours for an 06 last Sept. I have the MCX and it really does perform fine. Yes bigger motors and HP are always better but if your buying used, or on a budget MCX is a fine engine for the X-30 or X-45. MY boat has a heater, Table, Bow Filler, and I think everything else is about standard.

We love the extra room, wake is great, good all around boat. I would think the same thing about the X-30. X-45 is a big boat to pull around so if your going to trailer on the weekends you need a big vehicle. Boat pulls excellent on trailer. Torsion axles really make a difference.

If you can buy a 07 for 70k on a trailer I would think thats a good deal as others have mentioned. Seems like the dealer told me mine had retailed for 82-85 and I dont know what the guys gave for it but I would guess around 76-78. The dealer here had a 06 last year with a 8.1 engine and it retailed for 98k. I was told the 8.1 was a 12k add.

My opinion either way you go your getting a great boat just make sure you get what you "really" want that way you dont end up with buyers remorse!

Doug G
07-09-2007, 07:50 PM
I love my 06 X-30. The MCX is not enough for the boat if you are going to run with a boat full of ppl and ballast.

Most important question is what do you think of it? What is important to you in your choice of a boat?