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Canuck714
10-28-2013, 04:16 PM
Ive been looking for a little while and am trying to stay in the sub $50 range. I found several boats that have peaked my interest, but not sure what is a better family/surf/return on $$
All boats are within a couple grand of each other, come with trailers and maint history.

1. 2007 X-45 with 8.1 decent stereo, heater very clean but 480 Hours
2. 2008 X-star MCX loaded, fly hi, clean 350 hours
3.2010 X-Star 155 hours ($8000 more..but newer) All stock, sub amp but thats it..
4. 2007 Supra SSV24 Gravity edition 120hours 8.1, loaded, mint mint... I can get it for $42000 which is cheaper than any MC I've looked at... but I wasnt really looking at boats other than MC

Any suggestions would be great.

skitilldark
10-28-2013, 04:21 PM
Ive been looking for a little while and am trying to stay in the sub $50 range. I found several boats that have peaked my interest, but not sure what is a better family/surf/return on $$
All boats are within a couple grand of each other, come with trailers and maint history.

1. 2007 X-45 with 8.1 decent stereo, heater very clean but 480 Hours
2. 2008 X-star MCX loaded, fly hi, clean 350 hours
3.2010 X-Star 155 hours ($8000 more..but newer) All stock, sub amp but thats it..
4. 2007 Supra SSV24 Gravity edition 120hours 8.1, loaded, mint mint... I can get it for $42000 which is cheaper than any MC I've looked at... but I wasnt really looking at boats other than MC

Any suggestions would be great.

I vote for the 2010 x-Star. What is the motor in it?

Meeker
10-28-2013, 04:24 PM
Little biased, but I vote the 45. No comparison on storage and room between the star and the 45.

samasm
10-28-2013, 04:35 PM
2010 X Star. Recently I sold my 2003 X-30. It was right at the 10 year old line. The buyer and the lender he used (who I know and respect) stated that it is very difficult to get financing on a 10+ year old boat. So, this being 2013, the older boats would have limited "remaining financeable life" = when they are 10 years old, you will be in need of finding a cash buyer. Personally, I have opted to go for a new boat - you can finance them (depending on price) for up to 20 years, if you like :)

scott023
10-28-2013, 05:11 PM
Little biased, but I vote the 45. No comparison on storage and room between the star and the 45.

X2, can't go wrong with a45, especially with the L18 in it.

dlamont
10-28-2013, 05:12 PM
Of those I'd go X45. Better surf and family boat. I'd keep looking I'm sure you can find an X45 in the $50s. Also, I'd consider the X15 too. It's bigger than an XStar on the inside and is extremely versatile.
Good Luck!!

JohnE
10-28-2013, 07:04 PM
X45 for sure if I am making the decision. Xstar is not good at anything but boarding relatively speaking.

jgraham37128
10-28-2013, 07:56 PM
2010. I love the dash set up on the 2010-2011 models.

jafo9
10-28-2013, 08:30 PM
family/surf. x45 is a better choice than the star.

scott023
10-28-2013, 08:42 PM
X45 for sure if I am making the decision. Xstar is not good at anything but boarding relatively speaking.

Another good point.

Jerseydave
10-28-2013, 08:47 PM
family/surf. x45 is a better choice than the star.

I agree, and I own an X-star. However I do surf it and it's a babe magnet too! :D

willyt
10-28-2013, 09:25 PM
well you didnt mention wakeboarding... and thats the only reason to ever buy a star. go with the 45

blackhawk
10-28-2013, 09:33 PM
I vote 2010 Xstar.

I looked at an X45 before I bought my X15. The X45 is a more like a ship than a boat. It is huge! It was just more boat than I needed. If you have a ton of friends AND a huge family, the X45 will definitely accommodate. The one that I looked at (2006) had either an 80 or 90 gallon fuel tank. I can't remember how many now, but hey, when you hit 80 gallons, what's another 10 more.

lashburn1
10-28-2013, 09:51 PM
....45x seems versitile.
Notes about later selling a 10+ year old boat should be heeded as well.
X good luck X

mcLove
10-28-2013, 10:40 PM
2010 star if it has the big system. If not probably the 45.

Aric'sX15
10-28-2013, 11:06 PM
all 2010 stars had the big system. would not recommend for surfing easily!

willyt
10-29-2013, 07:10 AM
"I bought too big of a boat" - said no one ever

lashburn1
10-29-2013, 07:57 AM
"I bought too big of a boat" - said no one ever

....I did, however , Water test an X80, very close to "Too Big" lol

scott023
10-29-2013, 08:11 AM
"I bought too big of a boat" - said no one ever

That is exactly why we bought the 45. Nearly everyone we talked to said they had to upgrade because of size. We've never regretted having a big boat.

moleson10
10-29-2013, 11:12 AM
family/surf = X45
/return on $$ = 2010 star

I'd go star but I'm biased. It's a better all a-rounder than its rep. And its a good size unless you need room for a lot of people.

Buying with head = X25
Buying with heart/something else = Xstar

Know you didn't mention X25 but you should consider it if you can find one in your price range. X45 is nice but I know people with them that have said "it's too big".

Mastercraftdave
10-29-2013, 11:41 AM
I upgraded to an X45 and Love the Boat. Yes it is big when it’s you and two other people but those days when your kids bring friends and the whole family is on the boat you will be happy that you choose that size and never will need to upgrade on size again. The X45 is a great boat and throws an amazing wakeboard wake. The surf wake is good too just needs extra weight. The only problem with the x45 is that it’s hard to get a good clean wake at 18 or slower even with the wake plate. For cruising, the boat handles the chop great and it awesome when the lake/river gets crowded with other boats. I love my X45. It has more storage than your going to know what to do with but again you can never have too much. It a great boat but so is any other MC that you’re going to buy.

x-swagger
10-29-2013, 12:45 PM
Here's a really great 45 for sale!!!
https://post.craigslist.org/manage/4131090203

In all honesty, I've owned this boat and an X-Star. The 45 is better at everything except wakeboarding. And the wakeboard wake is still really good on the 45.

Also, the 8.1L is marvelous.

scott023
10-29-2013, 12:56 PM
family/surf = X45
/return on $$ = 2010 star

I'd go star but I'm biased. It's a better all a-rounder than its rep. And its a good size unless you need room for a lot of people.

Buying with head = X25
Buying with heart/something else = Xstar

Know you didn't mention X25 but you should consider it if you can find one in your price range. X45 is nice but I know people with them that have said "it's too big".

That's an odd thing to hear. Most people want MORE boat, not less. I've never found the 45 to be too big. And it was the first boat I've ever had. :D

scott023
10-29-2013, 12:56 PM
Here's a really great 45 for sale!!!
https://post.craigslist.org/manage/4131090203

In all honesty, I've owned this boat and an X-Star. The 45 is better at everything except wakeboarding. And the wakeboard wake is still really good on the 45.

Also, the 8.1L is marvelous.

That's for darn sure.

Bambamski1
10-29-2013, 02:48 PM
I don't think you'll find an x-25 if your price range yet. Probably a year or two away from finding a 25 in the 50k range.

That being said, i'd look at the Supra. They make a good solid boat and for that price... that's pretty hard to beat. It will be a better all around boat than the Star and give you almost as much room as the X-45.

bjames
10-29-2013, 04:41 PM
I don't think you'll find an x-25 if your price range yet. Probably a year or two away from finding a 25 in the 50k range.

That being said, i'd look at the Supra. They make a good solid boat and for that price... that's pretty hard to beat. It will be a better all around boat than the Star and give you almost as much room as the X-45.

If your looking at Supra, Personally I would then get a brand new Moomba LSV. I had one and sometimes regret trading it in.

Canuck714
10-29-2013, 04:46 PM
Thanks for all the replies everyone. Im going to take a little closer look at the Supra. It is super clean, and has the 8.1...

craig3972
10-29-2013, 05:29 PM
X45 is too big for my liking. I had an 2001 star and that boat could do almost everything, slalom, barefoot, wakeboard and surf. easy to trailer and store. Small boats make better watersport boats, big boats are good for wake, surf and lots of people.

Line from the movie Airplane comes to mind, " sluggish... like a wet sponge".

X45 - almost as big as an X80 but it only has one engine.

What you really need is two boats!

scott023
10-29-2013, 05:46 PM
X45 is too big for my liking. I had an 2001 star and that boat could do almost everything, slalom, barefoot, wakeboard and surf. easy to trailer and store. Small boats make better watersport boats, big boats are good for wake, surf and lots of people.

Line from the movie Airplane comes to mind, " sluggish... like a wet sponge".

X45 - almost as big as an X80 but it only has one engine.

What you really need is two boats!

I don't think you could be more wrong. A 45 with the 8.1 in it is anything but sluggish.

If a three and a half foot difference is almost as big, I guess the X15 is almost as big as the X45?

craig3972
10-29-2013, 06:15 PM
I don't think you could be more wrong. A 45 with the 8.1 in it is anything but sluggish.

If a three and a half foot difference is almost as big, I guess the X15 is almost as big as the X45?

V-drives are sluggish at best, large v-drives are more sluggish.

scott023
10-29-2013, 07:20 PM
Well, I guess we'll agree to disagree.

Curtrwall
10-29-2013, 07:56 PM
Have you considered the 30? Not as big as the 45 but still great surf wake and room for the family. We LOVE ours it is the perfect combo for us.

SteveO
10-29-2013, 08:39 PM
While I'm a MC diehard, two of my buddies have Supra's. The Supra 24 is a large boat, requires a TON of weight to surf and handles like a tank. It is also hard to get a good wake for beginner to intermediate wake boarders below 22MPH IMO. One of my favorite wakeboard wakes is the Supra 22SSV of my best friends. It also throws a VERY nice surf wake. If you have the $50k stay MC. If you want to get to $40 or lower go to the 22SSV IMO. Fit and finish is nowhere close to MC, but mechanically neither of my buddies (06 and 07 with high hours) have had any major issues.

willyt
10-29-2013, 10:49 PM
on the other side of the coin you'll find people like me who really dont have anything great to say about the 22ssv wakeboard wake. i was not impressed whatsoever. its generally not considered to have a great wakeboard wake.
i dont know much about the 24ssv but make sure you demo it and like the wakes behind it.

Aric'sX15
10-29-2013, 11:52 PM
put about 100 hours a buddies 22ssv, and 300 on my x15. surf and wakeboard wake were far far better on the 22ssv. now if i had an x star, my views would be far different. haha