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Old 01-30-2014, 02:32 PM
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60k is right on the money for a decently equipped Axis. However you could never touch one out the door decently equipped w wakeboard essentials for under 50. With all the upgrades it has gotten over the past 3 yrs I can't even call it a budget boat anymore. Its on par quality wise now with your everyday tier 2 boats. It's gotten better vinyl , some better hardware, different switches and gauge clusters, and some other refinements.

No matter how u look at it tho it's still considered budget. Why.......... Because when it first came out flagship boats were 40-50 k more. Say around 80-90k mark. That still holds true now only flagships are 135k mark. The prices are just rediculous theses days and will continue to climb. Therefore price of budget boats will increase in the same amounts. Hence term budget boat for 60k


As much as I love the 205v the entire inboard demographic has changed so much that model will ultimately fail I think if brought back. Especially at 50 k. I am 100% confident in saying that it will easily be above that seeing how the X1 was way over that before it went out. The hardcore skiers/ boarders are a small small percentage of te inboard market these days. Years back we were the majority. Inboards are now marketed as famy boats and people buying these things are more concerned with space than top level performance. That's why I think a 205v fails. There are so many other 21ft boats on the market that have double the space it just wouldn't get a second look from most families in the 50-60k mark. Put one in the 40's maybe. Sell like hotcakes.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:32 PM
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This could also end up like axis...
Hate to ask but whats the beef there? They are basic but put out a darn good wake. I mean outside of the upholstery/dash I don't see issues with them.

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Im saying the axis thing because they started out 40k on a trailer.... inform us how much you're paying for yours?

the budget boat thing is a good idea, but now axis are like what, 60k or so?
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They've also improved quality a good bit. How much have MC's gone up in that many years? lol
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:38 PM
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Im saying the axis thing because they started out 40k on a trailer.... inform us how much you're paying for yours?

the budget boat thing is a good idea, but now axis are like what, 60k or so?
They are priced well below a Malibu, and hence are still a budget boat. Granted a bigger budget than when they were launched. lf Axis wasn't successful, MC would probably not ventured into a budget boat line.
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Hate to ask but whats the beef there? They are basic but put out a darn good wake. I mean outside of the upholstery/dash I don't see issues with them.



They've also improved quality a good bit. How much have MC's gone up in that many years? lol
No wake complaints. Theyre killer boats. It was an example of a good idea, but they've gotten expensive! I demoed a a24 and it was nuts.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:58 PM
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I highly doubt they would bring back the 205 for a budget boat. I think swatguy is right on the mark. They will likely use hulls that are in production.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:15 PM
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I highly doubt they would bring back the 205 for a budget boat. I think swatguy is right on the mark. They will likely use hulls that are in production.
Just wishful thinking on my part. I love the 205V and would like the option to buy a new one some day.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:25 PM
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One of the dealers, forget which one, maybe Dockside?, posted on Facebook yesterday that there was a MC announcement coming at 6pm Central today.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:26 PM
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No wake complaints. Theyre killer boats. It was an example of a good idea, but they've gotten expensive! I demoed a a24 and it was nuts.
75k I believe is the number I was told. I mean for a 24ft boat with that wake is that reallllly that out of hand when you are talking how much for a G?
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They had an a24 at the nashville boat show for $70k. They wanted $131k for the g23. I would imagine the a24 could have been had for a few thousand less.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:12 PM
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Swatguy: "The hardcore skiers/ boarders are a small small percentage of te inboard market these days. Years back we were the majority. Inboards are now marketed as famy boats and people buying these things are more concerned with space than top level performance. That's why I think a 205v fails. There are so many other 21ft boats on the market that have double the space it just wouldn't get a second look from most families in the 50-60k mark. Put one in the 40's maybe. Sell like hotcakes."

You nailed my family and I. We are not hardcore skiers/boarders/surfers, but want [i]the[i] best boat for anything we want to do: ski/board/surf/booze cruise/explore. An X-15 is calling our name soon! I think this is why we're seeing pontoon sales blossom with higher horsepower motors as well - families.
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