Brand new here and to boats in general. I have been into performance cars so far my entire life, and always had the itch for a boat, but never got into it. Growing up my father had a bunch of boats, and recently talking with him got me interested in wanting one for myself. I am quite knowledge on mechanics being a drag racer, but nothing on boats. We live a few miles from Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair, which is where the boat would get used.
I suppose everyone has their own opinion, but first discussions with my father were to get something at least 20' or larger if possibly with a deep V hull for the large lake as it can get a little rough out there.
I want a sporty, go fast boat hence why I am here at performance boats. I have been eyeing just some boats my father has recommended I start looking at which would be Donzi's for the most part. I have been finding Classic 2+3's in 18' and 22' along with Z21s and Z25s.
A cabin isn't crucial for me, it will be a day boat and nothing I plan to spend the night on. I was something that is sporty, turns heads, isn't terribly rough in the larger lake, and packs some punch.
I would like to keep this project under the $20k mark, and most of the Donzi's I have been seeing have been late 80's and in the 10-15k range, however being completely new to this, I am all ears for suggestions.
Look fot an HTM tunnel. One of the guys on our part of the river has one. Its 24' long and has a blown 540 in it. Its a 120 plus mph boat and handles great in the rough water. Wouldnt want to run 120 on rough water, but it will kill that donzi.