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mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
Does anyone have any positive or negative experience with buying sea world boats.
They keep the hours down but I think they are used hard.


  • WishWish Posts: 8,141 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Sea World in Orlando no longer has a ski show and has not for a loooong time. Where is the boat from.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
    San Antonio.
    3 6 L nautiques
  • WishWish Posts: 8,141 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Ive seen them runem at Lego Land in Orlando.... yes run hard.. very hard.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
    Not what I wanted to hear.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,141 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I'm not so sure they cannot take that though.. I suspect they can and they turn them over quick enough that it's probably the equivalent of long term minimal abuse by a private lake owner.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,051 Mega Baller
    Sea world boats are some of the best taken care of boats available. Sea world has a safety program that includes daily inspections where if there is any dependency's the boats are red tagged and not put into service until rectified. Service on these boats are logged and maintained at factory recommended spec's. Yea they may have a battle scar or two on them but so did my boat coming out of last weekends tournament. would not be afraid of purchasing a sea world boat especially if the price is right! my 98 SN came out of Sea world of Orlando and gave me 5 years of great service.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • Onside135Onside135 Posts: 437 Crazy Baller
    @kstateskier…It depends. Didn't we discover one who water skis? Maybe we could resurrect that thread. (Here comes my first Panda)
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,433 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I definitely value Jody's opinion. However, a friend of mine skied for Sea World back in the 90's and could've bought one of the boats cheap. He said he ran as fast as he could away from it, as they get hammered on. I will say he left here an MC guy and came a CC fan. Said he couldn't believe how they kept performing top notch, with the abuse they received.
    Scott Calderwood
  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 564 Baller
    edited May 2015
    I would ski behind it first.
    Rob Quetschke
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,706
    Does sea world = salt water?
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' 2021 MC As soon as it lands Ski - KD Platinum

  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,142
    edited May 2015
    I used to drive the Sea World show in San Antonio. Years ago. The boats were used hard but well taken care of. Buzz at Sail n Ski has a lease type deal with SW SA. He'll sometimes send one to a tournament after it gets rotated out of SW. They're tight, but typically dirty.

    Now, I wouldn't pee on Buzz if he were on fire. He screwed me over once and I'lll never forget it. And that would be who you'd be buying it through. I drove out with a brand spanking new Ski Nautique in 1996. Used it twice and the wheel fell off with only 100 miles on the trailer. Like hub and all with the tire still bolted to it. Buzz told me he couldn't do anything because I didn't grease the hubs after putting the boat in the water every time. WTF? I ended up having to go to the trailer mfr direct to get replacement parts and do the labor and painting myself. Thankfully, it happened at only 25 mph and not 60-70 on the highway.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
    I decided to stay away. I'm sure it would be ok but there were stains on the seats and I didn't care for the sales staff. Not very helpful.
    Not cheap enough to make it worth it.
    I'll be looking for a promo in the fall.
    Thanks for the comments
  • mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
    I know. 75000 for a promo. Insane.
    I'm open to boat brands but still leaning towards nautique.
  • lakeaustinskierlakeaustinskier Posts: 371 Solid Baller
    @mbabiash , @kfennell If you are looking for a 6 litre SN there's a boat in Austin that has been for sale for a while -
    Ted Thomson, Austin Texas, Aquaplex
  • mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
    Anyone know the history of that boat?
    Looks like a good deal.
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,293 Mega Baller
    So to sum it up, I could marry a Porn Star if I had a list of all her services and inspected the records (videos) and expect to get at least 5 good years performance out of her.... Sounds reasonable.
  • mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
    I called on the boat at action marine.
    It has 72 hours. Motor had a rod problem so pcm put a new motor in that has 2 hours on it.
    Should I be worried about that? The guy said it should have a 3 year warranty in motor/trans.

    I've taken my 2007 Lxi with zero off boat off of ski-it-again.
    He won't trade because he's selling it for the owner.
  • mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
    No. That's my uncle.
    I'm in kansas.
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