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Old 12-19-2017, 04:34 PM
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2014 X-25 or 2016 X-10

In the market for a boat to add to our family. What are the valuable differences between a 2014 X25 and a 2016 x10? They both have similar options of the towers, Gen 2, etc...but the engines are different. X25 has the 6.2L, the X10 has the 5.7L.

We are a family of 5, three young kids. We will normally be on the water for all day excursions with maybe 4-5 adults and 4-6 kids. Mainly we will be 5 people.

I am trying to see if there is obvious reasons why one is better or more valuable than the other or if it is a coin toss.

It's good to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for your help and opinions.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:46 PM
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I can't vouch for the X10, but our last boat was a 2014 X25 and we LOVED IT. Great surf wave when dialed in right, excellent wakeboard wake. Typical wakeboat slalom wake (not good).

That being said, have you tried to find a couple year old X23? Crazy sexy and amazing all around boat (minus slalom of course). Best in the MC line.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:48 PM
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The X23 won't fit in the garage. I have a 24' deep garage. The X23 is a beautiful boat.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:50 PM
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I can't vouch for the X10, but our last boat was a 2014 X25 and we LOVED IT. Great surf wave when dialed in right, excellent wakeboard wake. Typical wakeboat slalom wake (not good).

That being said, have you tried to find a couple year old X23? Crazy sexy and amazing all around boat (minus slalom of course). Best in the MC line.

Which motor did you have in the X25 of yours?
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:55 PM
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X25 doesn’t have a kid friendly wakeboard wake, or adult beginners for that matter. I’d probably give the better surf wave to the 10 (X25 takes some work to dial) but on the flip side the X25 is one of the best wakeboard boats ever made. The rough water ride is fantastic, roomy and plenty of storage. 6.2 would be awesome to have as well. 5.7 is a struggle for the 25 without an ultra aggressive prop.
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:09 PM
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X25 doesnít have a kid friendly wakeboard wake, or adult beginners for that matter. Iíd probably give the better surf wave to the 10 (X25 takes some work to dial) but on the flip side the X25 is one of the best wakeboard boats ever made. The rough water ride is fantastic, roomy and plenty of storage. 6.2 would be awesome to have as well. 5.7 is a struggle for the 25 without an ultra aggressive prop.
I think he hit it on the head here. I had two X25s and both were great but surfing took considerable work. It can be done though. The wakeboard wake is great and itís a roomy 22ft boat. But if your looking for more surfing without as much tinkering then the X10 is a winner imo.
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:15 PM
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Other than the wakes, are there differences I should know about with the way the two boats drive? Is one easier to drive than the other? What about ballast or pumps or some of the internal working items of the boat?

Once my kids get into surfing/wakeboarding more I can concentrate on the wakes and such. But are these boats too much to learn on? Either wake or surf?
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:16 PM
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assuming they are both 1 owner boats, the x10 will have 2 extra years of warranty which would be a big deal to me. the 5.7 in the x10 is a great motor and can be repropped if you get into added weight for surfing. it's a boat that does everything very well.

space and rough water ride were a big deal for us so we went for the x23. the x10 gets tossed around in big chop and has a lower freeboard so the boat and passengers would get soaked easily.
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:22 PM
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Other than the wakes, are there differences I should know about with the way the two boats drive? Is one easier to drive than the other? What about ballast or pumps or some of the internal working items of the boat?

Once my kids get into surfing/wakeboarding more I can concentrate on the wakes and such. But are these boats too much to learn on? Either wake or surf?
As for the drive - the X25 handle chop very well. If you will be on big lake itís worth considering. However it drives pretty stiff. Barge like at times. My X23 handles better, which at first never was a thought or possibility in my mind bc itís a much bigger boat.
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