Another option.... 1999 Air Nautique?

tlarocquetlarocque Posts: 96 Baller
I believe this is based on a TSC hull. 21' and a little heavy but I could strip it down. Would this be comparable to how my old SN 206s skied? GT40 with 500 hrs. $25k ask.


  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 965 Mega Baller
    If its the sport nautique hull , its gonna be a rough one at 15,22.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,882 Mega Baller
    Sport nautique with air acrutaments!
    Nasty slalom boat..
    Great trick boat.
    Good wakeboard boat.
    Excellent booze cruisers!!!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,112 Mega Baller
    Won’t slalom anything like a 206
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 621 Crazy Baller
    2000 Malibu Response LX 2019 65 HO Syndicate Omni Vapor Bindings
  • tlarocquetlarocque Posts: 96 Baller
    foxriverat- I have been in touch with that seller and 2 other boats in Discovery Bay, yes. Has TBI motor which isn't my first choice. Found a 1999 in the same neighborhood that looks really nice but doesn't have a trailer. Going to work that one. Pic attached:

  • OREGON85OREGON85 Posts: 40 Baller
    I have a 2000 Air Nautique. I hadn’t started skiing when I bought it and I think about replacing it all the time, especially after I ski behind a ski Nautique. That said, there are plenty of direct drive boats that are much worse. It is quite versatile though, we ski and occasionally surf behind it.
  • slowslow Posts: 562 Crazy Baller
    The 1999 sport with no bags or tower skis really close to the 206. We switch back and forth between them all summer with no complaints at 28 off and shorter. Also ski behind a 1999 bouble butt which is hands down better.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,112 Mega Baller
    @slow I think your key there is 28 off and shorter. The 15 and 22 skiers take a pretty good hit back there. And ah yes...a 99 bubble butt--hard to beat.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,882 Mega Baller
    edited April 18
    The second generation sport nautique was the first project i was assigned to when I started my employment with CC.
    In defense of the second gen sport in its purest from it was a pretty good overall slalom boat.
    The running proto type that Steve Meloon and I decked and rigged was light and low as it had a plywood deck. Full Tournament instrumentation as well as platform. Maybe the boat weighed in at around 2300 pounds.
    We had a full dugout of team skiers to test with.
    Seen some real short rope lengths go down behind that prototype in our testing.
    It all went to hell as a decent overall slalom boat when the production deck and interior went on the hull. Even got worse as wake board permeated into the program and towers started appearing.
    I lobbied hard to build the boat as a closed bow option.......
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • Nautique99Nautique99 Posts: 22 Baller
    @tlarocque I own a 1999 Air Nautique. The slalom wake at 15' off is pretty bad, and at 22' off it's just awful - the bulge where the wakes come together is brutal. Shorter tham 22' off it's better, but this is not a pure slalom boat - far from it. If you want a multi-purpose / family boat, it's very nice. But definitely not a great slalom wake.
  • tlarocquetlarocque Posts: 96 Baller
    I appreciate all the comments. We have a 2012 SAN 210 for "wake" stuff, so I'm going to stay focused and find a pure ski boat. I really want a closed bow, TSC hull boat. Considering a NWZ boat just because I think they look so cool. I'm scouring the market daily.
  • tlarocquetlarocque Posts: 96 Baller
    @Ronny61- That boat is absolutely perfect, with the exception of the fact that it couldn't be farther away from me unless I moved to Hawaii. It is also listed on BoS. I have toyed with the idea of trying to get a quote for shipping on U-ship but I think that would just be depressing.

    Thank you though.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,112 Mega Baller
    Get a quote--that boat is spotless and a reasonable price given the mint condition. I don't know the distance you are covering. Utah to MN was about $1K for me.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • jpwhitjpwhit Posts: 221 Solid Baller
    Here's a tip for U-ship. Make sure you take bids for at least a week. Longer if you can afford the time. Ignore the first ones that come in, they tend to be way high. It takes the folks that'll give a descent price some time to collect up a good set of jobs to make a trip worth their time with a good price to the consumers.
  • tlarocquetlarocque Posts: 96 Baller
    Agree re: U-ship, I have used the site several times for vehicles and boats. Bruce sounds like he has a buyer already, which is not surprising. Hoping a nice bubble butt or TSC1 similar to this nice boat will come up a little closer to me.

    Since I am used to skiing a 206, how do you guys think I would find the NWZ hull? Several 93-96 boats out there, certainly less money.
  • slowslow Posts: 562 Crazy Baller
    Great boat
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