Looking at a new boat, which package would you choose and why?
Skeeter zx190 with 175hp yamaha SHO or
Phoenix 618 with 175hp Evinrude
I'm finding it hard to separate the 2 as they both seem to have pros and cons
I own a Skeeter and fished out of a Phoenix. Both are good boats. An 18' boat will not ride like a 20 footer but you can drive it to be smooth with seat time in either. Both will be maneuverable and easy to fish around docks and tight cover.
The new ZX190 is redesigned and shares many features with the bigger boats.
Make a list of what is really important to you and compare features.
I did when I bought mine. Compared Ranger, Skeeter, Triton, and Nitro.
I chose the Skeeter for the storage, horsepower rating, and dealership.
I agonized over my decision for two months. It was worth it and I have not regretted it.
My ZX190 has been a reliable boat and I have had very few issues.
See if you can get a ride in them.