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Old 07-21-2014, 11:39 AM
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Wanting to buy my first MC!

Hello Everyone --

I'm on the search for my first MC for my family and hoping you guys can help me find a boat that fits my needs.

I have 3 kids (ages 9, 8 and 5), so I'm looking for a V-drive for the extra room/seating.
21-23 ft would be ideal.

Boat's primary use will be wakeboarding, and skiing, but on a beginner level mostly (due to kids' present age), but also used for some family leisure time, hence the layout of the v-drive.

Budget - $25 - $30k.

Early 2000's model is what I'm guessing would be in this range.

May consider a Maristar -- I haven't done a lot of research on them, but they seem to be a little more difficult on the resale side, IMHO. Interested in thoughts on them, however.

I'm located in Minneapolis, MN but willing to travel.

Posting this now as the plan is to buy late summer/early fall -- thinking prices may be a bit more favorable towards the off-season.

Must have trailer/cover.

Let me know if additional details are needed --

Thanks in advance for your help!

Last edited by Eckie; 07-31-2014 at 12:14 PM.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:53 AM
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Hello Everyone --

I'm on the search for my first MC for my family and hoping you guys can help me find a boat that fits my needs.

I have 3 kids (ages 9, 8 and 5), so I'm looking for a V-drive for the extra room/seating.
21-23 ft would be ideal.

Budget - $20-$25k.

Early 2000's model is preferred. X series also preferred.

Not really interested in a Maristar -- they seem to be a little more difficult on the resale side, IMHO...

I'm located in Minneapolis, MN but willing to travel.

Must have trailer/cover.

Let me know if additional details are needed --

Thanks in advance for your help!
First welcome. Second, if you are in Minnie, keep in contact with Corey at Midwest MasterCraft, a lot of times he knows what maybe coming in on Trade. I would always try to test ride the boats and see what you want them to do. I have an 2008 Xstar and you will really not ski this boat....

Keep an eye on the Forum here but I also bought both MasterCrafts Ive owned from out of state, I live in Fargo, ND. First was from Ohio, the one I have now was from TX. onlyinboards and craigslist can be good to look at too.

While not in your range if you want to ride a XStar and are in the Detroit lakes area, I'll give you a ride.

Tom
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:03 PM
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Just a heads up...20-25K for a V-Drive (other than Maristar) in the summer probably won't happen, and anything other than an old X-10 or X-Star/X-1 will be out of your range pretty much any time of year. Keep your eyes peeled for a good deal and it may come up, and I hope you get to join the MC family soon!
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:14 PM
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:35 PM
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bump --
I saw the edit to $25-30k You should start to see some end of season deals before too long!
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:04 PM
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have you looked on onlyinboards.com?
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:46 PM
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For what you are planning, a 205V (what we have) or maristar would work fine. I think the 205v gets pretty tight for more than 5 or 6 so if you are planning groups that size or larger, the maristar has a little more room/seating.

Also not sure where you are going to be boating, but if water gets rough, the maristar will be more tolerant.

In either case, 2001-2003 205V/x-stars are going from ~$25k and up right now, maristars about the same. Good luck with your hunt-you won't find a better boat for the money and boating is one of the best ways to create lasting family memories!
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:11 PM
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welcome... I bought a 2001 205v last year and you are in the right price range... if you find something around here or eastern WI I would be more than happy to help you take a look at it, after buying one I know more about what to look for and negotiate on...

Good luck with your search.. I ended up going to CA to get mine... and then 4 weeks later someone in MI had the same boat for sale.... but green... that would have saved me a bit of time.. but I did get to visit some relatives....

I am in a Andover, MN...
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:39 AM
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I have a 1998 225 MariStar and love it. Same hull as the 1st gen X30. Plenty of room for everyone. Rated for up to 12 passengers, but have never had that many on board. Paid 20k nearly 4 years ago and it had only 221 hours when we bought it.

There are good deals out there. Just keep an eye out for them. Good luck with your search!


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Old 08-01-2014, 08:21 AM
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This is anecdotal at best but i don't believe Maristars are necessarily hard to sell if you add the things that the x series has. I.e. ballast, perfect pass, etc... In short It could be another option if your willing and able to add upgrades along the way for your own enjoyment as well as making more desirable for resale.
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