Looking to purchase a 21' jet (Essex, Ultra or Shockwave) but I'm not 100% sure which motor size I should go with. I will probably have 4 adults w/ coolers in the boat at all times.
Can anyone reply with their experience on the 454 or 496?
What are the top/cruising speed for the two?
Also fuel usage?
I have noticed that jets with a 496 are $3k more than a 454. Is it worth spending the extra money for XX mph?
I have considered a 350 sterndrive but we typically cruise the river from Laughlin to the sandbar. I have heard 350 sterndrive's do 65 mph and use less fuel.