Originally Posted by powerstrokedub
The mastercrafts can be had for a reasonable price if you catch the dealers at the right times. Otherwise I will agree they are way over priced. I picked up my X-Star at 27k off sticker price. So the deals are out there on them you just have to dig for them.
I rode behind one of the new tige boats when they first came out with the 24 footer and I liked it, but the wake did not fit my style. They build a solid product and have really came a long way in the last few years.
Yea you are super lucky to find a deal like that. I know now that its starting to stray away from that, there isnt a whole lot of leeway now. Just from what Ive heard from people trying to buy right now, dealerships are trying to stay real close to sticker price.
Its more of a personal preference thing and what specific features you want (Tiges TAPS, Malibu's Wedge,ect....) at this point. Because Tige, Malibu, Mastercraft, in my opinion, are pretty close in quality, all 3 companies really make good reliable boats. I just like the way Tige has worked in a lot of the little things that really stand out in my eye, but thats my opinion
I think Supra, Nautique, Epic, and MB sports are pretty equal in quality. and then Moomba, just because of the interior, is at the bottom. Moomba is made by supra, so the hull and gelcoat is same quality (pretty sure) but the interior is where they skimp.