Suzuki makes good motors, and yes they did build all the four stroke Johnsons. They don’t have a big dealer presence anywhere inland from the ocean here in the United States, otherwise I think you’d see a lot more of them.So within the next year or so Im going to purchase a new boat, so Im just in the process of looking around and trying to determine what I want. Recently Ive been looking at Polarkraft specifically the Outlander 186cc paired with a Suzuki 115ss. I know a couple guys here have had the 2010cc but I feel that's a little more than what I want. Has any one been on the 18ft version? thoughts? Any problems people have had with Polarkraft in general also are appreciated.
2nd the Suzuki motor, anybody run one on here. Currently our Crestliner has an older Johnson which I am told was produced by Suzuzki and has been an excellent motor. Just wondering how the newer versions are.
Any info is appreciated.
I think EZ Hoops guides out of the 20 footer, so you could ask him how the boat has been holding up.
I like the layout of those boats, but the last time I was in one at a boat show, the deck flexed a lot more than most boats, to the point that it felt like they were using thinner plywood than others. Pay attention to that when you look at one. I’m a big ol’ boy, so I’m going to notice it more than 95% of the rest of you thin guys.
The one thing I don’t like about the center console layout is it’s easy to run out of places for people to sit safety/comfortablely while running at speed. If you are going to want to be able to fit five people on the boat, figure out a seating plan before you pull the trigger, which might include adding another seat base or two. The 20 footer will give you more room to do this than the 18 footer.
I gave the 20 footer/150 hp engine combination a serious look a year ago, but ultimately decided for the asking price there were better options out there for me.