X9 is well within your price range.
In any one day on the water our X9 is
- Loaded with ~1000lbs ballast and riders throwing flips, tantrums, scarecrows
- Hauling *** at 43 barefooting
- Pulling a pair of tubes for my sisters friends
- 10 ppl on board and someone surfing
- cruising down the lake at sunset
Only other boat I would entertain is a x14- might be in your price range.
Our X9 was a steal at $20k 4 years ago, 300 trouble free hrs since!
Lake Blue Ridge