Jetboaters Fleet Admiral
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Hmmmm... Most new wake boats are doing over 40mph just like our twin jet boats and can take on rough water very well, actually. Many are huge with high freeboard, in the last couple of years. No outdrives, either.I am personally not interested in a wake boat because they are sooooooooo incredibly slow, hard to steer near docks, don’t handle rough water well (Centurian RI257 is exception) and are insanely priced. In addition, I love having no props or out drive to worry about when inexperienced boaters are at the helm (i.e. I want to surf with my own boat while my wife drives )!!
I'm a jet boat owner for a reason, but let's be real. Judged by Yamaha 275 offering, a 28' jet boat would require 3 supercharged engines to go even remotely close to 60mph... I'm not sure what size gas tank would be required to get a range of more than 50 miles under the circumstances. Personally, I would find it less than attractive.
And besides, Yamaha and Scarab "wake edition" offerings are priced on par with many mid level dedicated wake boats, last time I checked... Yamaha 275 is priced up there with high end wake boats.