Hi all, looking for a jet boat for my wife my 2.5 yr old and myself. I have had An I/O ski boat for 7 years and just sold it in hopes of finding a nice jet boat. man finding an Open bow in the 5-6k price range is proving difficult, I am in southern California and would like to go below Parker with the boat, but typically am in the Needles/Topac area. I would like something with open bow but am not against a closed bow. 454 prefer TT headers with a berkley or dominator jet as well as having full stringer. There are some boats for sale in the San Diego area that look nice but the ones I have gone and look at in person are just complete junk IMO( clear coat/ gel coat toast important gauges not functioning. I went and test drove a commander that i was going to buy but oil pressure kept bouncing around and the started failed at the dock after driving it... had to pass to risky for me i guess what im after is some direction is the cheeta a good buy? are crusaders good boats etc etc... should i wait longer ?
I haven't looked at this cheata yet but it looks nice but was told they handle like crap
cheetah open bow jet boat
This crusader looks ok, but I hate the color and cant find much about the hull
21' Crusader Jet Boat
Im interested in this boat but haven't made the trip down to see it, I assume at this price point it has some serious issues
21' Open Bow, Eliminator Jet
i want this but its really far and i dont think hell do a water test Bahner jet