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Old June 22nd, 2012, 05:18 PM   #118
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So back on topic...

There is a lot of data that will really go either way. I work at Wilson Marine in Howell, Mi and to be perfectly honest. Both boats have their ups and downs. But usually it comes down to six key factors that people look for when making a boat purchase.

Safety
Performance
Appearance
Comfort
Economy (Cost to Run)
Dependability

Now there are arguments each way as to which category goes to which boat (Prop V. Jet)

Props have been around a LOT longer than jet drives, there are also more companies that make a conventional stern drive boat than do a jet drive.

The only two big boat companies that still make a jet drive are Sea Doo and Yamaha. Companies such as Bayliner and Searay have made jet drives in the past, but have discontinued those models.

The number of stern drive manufacturers in the world is ridiculous, just off the top of my head I can think of atleast twenty or more.

So my question is, if it were as efficient, safe, high performing, or dependable as everyone says it is? Wouldn't more boat companies make a jet drive?

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