Popular Ski Boats

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Cruising the waters and going for a ski on your new ski boat is the perfect way to enjoy those long deserved days off.A popular outing and sport, water sking has been around for a number of generations.To ski on water you not only need the right kind of skis, but also the right kind of boat. For a better ski boat they should have small wake and have nippy maneuverability and turning capability, and getting the biggest meanest boat doesn’t make it better. Some popular ski boat ranges are equiped with an inboard engine rather than outboard, and while many people ski using general purpose deck ski boats, the best are purpose built.

There are many popular ski boat ranges in Aussie and since there are so many of them and most are great for Australian conditions for water sking. It would be easier to single out those slightly less fabulous than the rest than to pick the best, and you can’t go by price. Australia is a nation perfectly situated for water skiing, and they know how to build the right ski boats for sale to do the job.

If we were to name a few, then of the popular ski boat ranges in Australia, Lewis must be amongst the most favoured, being one of the major ski boat builders in the world.  Anywhere there is water skiing you will find a Lewis boat, built by Australia’s oldest manufacturer.

Although the original Lewis boats were made of wood, they are now fiberglass that provides a strong but very lightweight boat.  Even though the internal stringer system is generally wood, Lewis boat sales are high preformance and have the speed and dexerity for great skiing. The 2280 and Revolution are typical of the Lewis range with their zippy Mercruiser engines that produce a small wake at speed for a smooth slalom ride, and nice big wake for wakeboarding at lower speeds.

Their well crafted Wake towers can be pimped any way you like them, with sound system speakers, . However, the disadvantage in a dual purposeski boat or wakeboarding vessel is that you can get a rougher ride on skis.  It isn’t always ideal to have a dual purpose boat, but if you enjoy both sports then you should get enough performance from a wakeboarding and ski boat to make you happy.  If it’s championship performance you are seeking, then a specialist boat for sale for skiing could be an option.

A well known and popular boat builder Bayliner has a great standing in the 16-22 foot range of ski boat sales The Bowrider 205 is is a great example of skiboat with a 220 hp Mercuiser engine. This ski boat for sale comes with and great sound system from its stereo controller that allows you fit a CD player, iPod or MP3 player. Building boats for over 40years Bayliner has the experience to know how to build good boats. These ski boats for sale are quality, and respond to the helm perfectly.  They have great acceleration with a agility for some great water skiing.

Crownline boats are for the boating enthusist that likes a bit more power.  These boats for sale exude class and quality, and the Bowrider 240LS is great for skiing. With a variety of colours to choose from and your Mercedes engine up to a maximum 425 horse power.  With many great options including an entertainment system, sink and shower it makes it a great fun throughout your ski boating day. If you prefer a deckboat to a bowrider for your skiing, then the Crownline 252 EX has similar features with the same outboard engine, and a Sony Marine stereo system as standard. Crownline may be a little more expensive but you pay for quality and one of the best ski boats for sale.  Again, though, they are multi-purpose and while a common choice with the mid range ski boat skier they are not designed to be specialised ski boats.

For a championship specialist ski boat, then Skicraft must figure in there somewhere.  Based in Bayswater, Skicraft boats, have been building top of the range ski boats for sale since 1969, offering very reliable turning and maneuverability, but is also very safe. From the lustrous and prompt 202 to the new V-Drive eXV Skicraft are true ski boats.  The ExV is an updated model of the popular eX2, with a good heaviness design allowing you to switch from wakeboarding to skiing with a turn of a switch.

Skicraft normally build specialist boats, and the V-Drive is commonly better for wakeboarding. However, wakeboarding boats for sale can be costly because they have to be heavier to produce a good wake. Skicraft have developed a wake control technology whereby you can adjust the size of the wake to switch between skiing and wakeboarding, and all at a price well below that of a purpose-built wakeboarding boat.

However, the luxury cruiser that catches everyones attention is the new Mustang. Since being taken over by new owners, Mustang has re emerged, and is going from strength to strength. Their most recent boat, still to be unveiled, is the Mustang 2008 430 Sports Coupe.  How good this will be for ski boat we don’t know, but it is equipped with Volvo IPS 600 engines as usual, with 418 HP each so is going to be prompt enough.

These are among the more popular skiboat ranges around Australia, and with so many more ski boats for sale that we have missed it might pay to visit a great website Boats To Buy for both new and used boats for sale online.