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Vexus Boats #13626114 07/10/20 06:34 PM
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Can't find a thread on Vexus boats. Was looking to see if anyone had any experience or good/bad things to say about Vexus. I heard that "Ranger is not the same Ranger" and that Vexus is a new company also in Flippin AK that is making high quality boats.

Thoughts?

Thanks!

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Re: Vexus Boats [Re: T Smith] #13626127 07/10/20 06:42 PM
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did not like the one I have seen up close here at fork.

the arch in the gunnels and some other features didn't do it for me.

the chrome 6" letters on the side didn't help either.

Re: Vexus Boats [Re: T Smith] #13626176 07/10/20 07:21 PM
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Very nice quality boats most of the engineers that are with Vexus came from Ranger boats.
Go to BBC and read all you want about them in the Vexus thread

Re: Vexus Boats [Re: T Smith] #13626212 07/10/20 08:02 PM
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I like the looks of the aluminum rigs a lot. I just am not a fan of the fiberglass model. Does not mean its a bad boat, just means it doed not appeal to me.

Re: Vexus Boats [Re: T Smith] #13626317 07/10/20 09:48 PM
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Looked over one of the bigger models in a showroom. Remembered seeing some thoughtful features but coming away with a feeling that I'd prefer literally any of the other big brands sitting next to it without hesitation.

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I think they are going to be a great aluminum boat company. Not so much on the bass boat side.

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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
I like the looks of the aluminum rigs a lot. I just am not a fan of the fiberglass model. Does not mean its a bad boat, just means it doed not appeal to me.



the one I saw was a glass boat, all aluminum look about the same to me anymore.

Re: Vexus Boats [Re: Sinkey] #13626505 07/11/20 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Sinkey
I think they are going to be a great aluminum boat company. Not so much on the bass boat side.

I agree. They are having a few growing pains on the aluminum boats but they seem to be doing good in that department. I think their fiberglass boats will be a niche market only, kind of like allison.

Re: Vexus Boats [Re: Sinkey] #13626549 07/11/20 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Sinkey
I think they are going to be a great aluminum boat company. Not so much on the bass boat side.


The metal boats are cool. The hull is Aluminum. The whole interior is fiberglass, consoles, compartments, everything inside the boat. You feel like you are fishing out of a fiberglass rig. Very innovative design.

IMO, they missed a Golden Opportunity on the fiberglass side. With Ranger being bought by Bass Pro, the old Ranger team had an opportunity to hit a homerun and they miss it. I've climbed around in both FG models and there is no doubt it is a well made product with lots of cool features. It is just gaudy.

From the big fake metal "scoops" on the sides of the boat, the pickle-fork bow, the handicap handrails, to the billboard-like letters on the side, they are just too gaudy to garner mass appeal from the bass fishing guys that are well heeled enough to afford a $90K bass rig.

Three of my friends went to last years Bass Classic specifically to buy a new FG Vexus. None of them could pull the trigger. One of them bought a Bullet, one bought a Skeeter, and one bought a Ranger. My guess is that Vexus will pick up maybe 5% of the FG bassboat sales. I think there were a lot of perplexed people standing around when they unveiled the first one at the Classic last year. Shame too.

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Originally Posted by Ken A.
Originally Posted by Sinkey
I think they are going to be a great aluminum boat company. Not so much on the bass boat side.


The metal boats are cool. The hull is Aluminum. The whole interior is fiberglass, consoles, compartments, everything inside the boat. You feel like you are fishing out of a fiberglass rig. Very innovative design.

IMO, they missed a Golden Opportunity on the fiberglass side. With Ranger being bought by Bass Pro, the old Ranger team had an opportunity to hit a homerun and they miss it. I've climbed around in both FG models and there is no doubt it is a well made product with lots of cool features. It is just gaudy.

From the big fake metal "scoops" on the sides of the boat, the pickle-fork bow, the handicap handrails, to the billboard-like letters on the side, they are just too gaudy to garner mass appeal from the bass fishing guys that are well heeled enough to afford a $90K bass rig.

Three of my friends went to last years Bass Classic specifically to buy a new FG Vexus. None of them could pull the trigger. One of them bought a Bullet, one bought a Skeeter, and one bought a Ranger. My guess is that Vexus will pick up maybe 5% of the FG bassboat sales. I think there were a lot of perplexed people standing around when they unveiled the first one at the Classic last year. Shame too.

I consider it an honor that you call me a friend thumb Having fits with the bullet, I think it is an engine / lower unit /prop issue, in other words a set up issue, maybe the engine is not getting to WOT, have a couple of tournies left then I will bring it in to Sartin to try and figure out what the problem is. You are spot on with Vexus , really nice boat but gaudy looking.

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Re: Vexus Boats [Re: T Smith] #13626883 07/11/20 02:50 PM
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they hyped an hyped their glass boats up so much an said the other bass boats would be obsolete when they pulled the tarps off at the classic it was just another bass boat that was more expensive than other high end bass boats well will see how it goes wish them good luck.

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I personally love the exterior lines of their glass boat especially when it’s sitting in the water. Kinda has the look of a sports car to me but I just wouldn’t spend that kind of money even if I had it. I’d rather have 2 boats at that price: a nice bass boat and a pleasure boat.


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Originally Posted by ssmith
they hyped an hyped their glass boats up so much an said the other bass boats would be obsolete when they pulled the tarps off at the classic it was just another bass boat that was more expensive than other high end bass boats well will see how it goes wish them good luck.

I was expecting more of a performance boat, thought it would be more like a Triton with Ranger bells and whistles.


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Vexus has a strange bass boat line up. $40k-$50k aluminum boats and a $90k+ glass boat. Niche market

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$90k...I can buy a house for that it some nice places. Definitely geared towards those with disposable income or comfortable with living in debt. I’ll stick with my 32 year old Ranger.


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