July 11, 2008 at 10:56am
Iceman, I agree with some of the things you are saying. However, for example as far as Aluminum boats that are massed produced...ie....G3, Xpress and so on I think they are the best on the market(just my opinion). From an alum. bay boat/center console you see Xpress the most. You cannot compare them for example to a Gravois. However, price a 22' Gravois I bet it runs about the same as a 22' fiberglass. Again, I am talking about boats that are mass produced. Yes, for the same price or even a 10% differnce I would buy a fiberglass boat. Trust me, my 22' will handle and take on what ever a 18'-19' fiberglass bay boat would. I went with Alum because I needed something at least 22' and they run in price like what a 18' or 19' foot fiberglass does.
Redfish, if I were you I would double check the HP rating. If you look on their web site the 21'X shows to be rated for a 225HP. I know someone that has a 2006 X21 with a 150 on it and they wish they had at least a 200HP. The X22 has a dry weight of almost 1800LBS. Good luck with you purchase.